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Old 03-02-2008, 10:34 AM
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This is good read.


Rumor: Apple Wants Sony Blu-ray Drives for MacBook Pros

AppleInsider says Apple is "actively" poking Sony (as opposed to other BR manufacturers) for slot-loading Blu-ray drives for MacBook Pros—Apple supposedly even wanted to offer BR SuperDrives with the new Penryn-powered machines, but "quality issues" meant Sony could only deliver combo drives. Apple said shno thanks for now.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:35 PM
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Article is basically saying DVD is here to stay. Author says upconverting DVD looks good on HDTV. Most consumers will keep their large DVD collections and will once in a while rent or buy a HD movie.

A lot of people have a nice DVD collection, and they're going to keep right on enjoying those movies. If, every once in a while, a Blu-ray movie arrives via Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) or they see an old favorite that just has to be upgraded to HD, they'll do it.

Author is confuse with what's a progressive scan DVD player and a upconverting DVD player. My progressive scan DVD player does 480p, is not an upconverting DVD player. If your blu-ray player only does 480p through HDMI, then it's not an upconverting DVD player.

Besides, AppleTV is meant to eat into the DVD market, not the Blu-ray market. The DVD market is much bigger. All AppleTV needs to do is offer 480p content. AppleTV needs to compete with DVD, not Blu-ray.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:06 PM
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If there's anything I dislike more than Blu-ray, it's Itunes. I'll take the former evil over the latter any day.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:47 PM
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Phew....I can finally breathe easy.....

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Old 03-02-2008, 11:42 PM
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Hey, the idea of Apple having Blu-Ray devices is great. but, they are taking too long. by now they should have HDCP compatible HDMI tv's as monitors, which allow for blu-ray's to play on a monitor.

otherwise the copy protection is working and will prevent the movie showing.

apple only has 91 movies on Apple tv in HD right now. so, the amount of films are very limited on there... for now.

my guess is apple doesn't want Blu-Ray to get too much of a lead for apple tv.

who knows... i could be wrong. but then again, why hasn't apple introduced a mac pro with blu-ray also??
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