10-14-2008 04:13 PM #1
Apple says "Blu-Ray is a bag of Hurt"
Sadly as proven today with the announcement by Apple of new Laptops and a cinema display, during a Q&A period, their lack of intentions for blu-ray have come out.
Today the time has come for consumers to tell Apple, WE WANT OUR BLU-RAY!!!! stop pushing Downloads on itunes as a substitute!!! We may just be happy to have both. honestly i like apple tv and itunes, but if they don't allow the consumer to have options on what to enjoy their movies on, they are going to make alot of people upset.
As reported on Engadget and on several other outlets:
Straight from El Jobso's mouth at today's notebook keynote: "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we're waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace." Phil chimed in with "We have the best HD movie and TV options in iTunes." Damn. As if that weren't enough to make Mac-lovin' home theater junkies cringe, Steve also commented (when asked about the dearth of HDMI in his introductions) that HDMI was "limited in resolution," and Philip Schiller elaborated by saying that "for typical computer use, DisplayPort is the connector of the future." So, does that mean we can't count on Blu-ray support in OS X 10.5.6?
10-14-2008 04:39 PM #2
Who is 'a lot of people'? Do you honestly think the public cares enough about high-def to be 'upset' with Apple over not adding BD drives yet? I sincerely doubt it.
The only people I know who care about Blu-ray or HD DVD are enthusiasts. And they barely represent a fraction of the general public.
Apple will go Blu-ray if and when it is clear that Blu-ray isn't going to fade away or be relegated to niche status. Until then, Mac owners who feel a need for BD will buy an external from LaCie, just as they've been doing for months.
10-14-2008 05:15 PM #3
I have a badass MacPro, and I refuse to watch films on my computer, or portable device.
That's what my badass home theater is for.
David Lynch said it best.
10-14-2008 05:45 PM #4Banned
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I don't believe that people "want" to watch blu-ray on their laptops. What they want is to not pay for something twice. So since they have the blu-ray purchased for their home theater, they'd like to be able to watch it on their laptop.
10-14-2008 06:14 PM #5
10-14-2008 06:16 PM #6
How many people really watch movies on their computer though? Aside from college students and frequent travelers, I mean.
I'm not trying to defend Apple's every move here, but I have to agree that consumers aren't exactly screaming for Blu-ray in their living rooms yet, let alone on their computers.
Next summer, this might be something to care about. But at the moment, it's pretty inconsequential.
10-14-2008 07:12 PM #7
They don't have to put it on every computer.. They can make it a freaking option. They just want to make money off iTunes downloads.. Well I think its much easier to pop in a blu-ray than have your hard drive clogged up with HD lite movies. Especially when you are travelling and don't have access to the internet.
10-14-2008 07:44 PM #8
Apple's approach rarely changes. They basically have the idea that if they didn't come up with it, they're not going to incorporate it. I'm still surprised that they've done some dealings with companies like Intel. It's nice that they look internally, but they need to realize they're not the deciding factor.
Regardless, I have had no desire to make my computer my movie theater.Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram ship for no apparent reason?!
10-14-2008 08:02 PM #9
Subject is more appropriate for the Smackdown Forum and is already in discussion.
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