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What's up with Apple. I read from somewhere a long time ago that Apple had "relations" with the Blu-Ray association or something like that. Why then are the Macs still behind in the "HD" game? This issue has been in my mind for quite some time now but I never really thought of it until my buddy bought his first blu-ray disc and popped it into his laptop and WOW! I was a little shy to show my macbook. :)

Blu-Ray is getting more and more popular these days. I'm not sure but does ANY Mac have the capability to play Blu-Ray/Burn Blu-Ray? Is it a hardware thing or a "driver" and software thing? (I'm guessing hardware) I have Vista on my computer too (don't flame me) and I wonder if I can play Blu-Ray there... hmm

Oh well.. Blu-Ray is just awesome, just wow, the quality is stunning. The audio, video.. OUT of THIS WORLD.. amazing

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Yes, Apple is board member of Blu-ray association. As I have haerd about the rumors, it is the drives that are still too powerhungry and large. But I am sure it is right around the corner.

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The One Steve commands us that disk-based media is a sin. :unsure:

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The drive is about a big as any other drive right now, about as long as older ones though, but that's about it.

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I wonder if Apple will allow me to upgrade my Mac's optical drive if they eventually decide to put it into their "NEW MACBOOK" coming soon in aluminum. :D





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