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Who use a computer to watch Blu-Ray Movies?
Yes, I do.
12%
 12%  [ 2 ]
No, but I l want to watch a Blu-Ray Movies on a Mac!
50%
 50%  [ 8 ]
I Don't really care about Blu-Ray.
37%
 37%  [ 6 ]
Total Votes : 16

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Who use a computer to watch Blu-Ray Movies? Reply with quote

I mean between DVDs and iTunes Movies SD & HD do you really want to spend more money for another optical format that may not last 5 years?

Here's a example of my current setup that's fine with 480p and 720p movies from iTunes!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"No, but I l want to watch a Blu-Ray Movies on a Mac."

I'm new to Blu-ray thing with a PS3 Slim, but I think we should have the option.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
"No, but I l want to watch a Blu-Ray Movies on a Mac."

I'm new to Blu-ray thing with a PS3 Slim, but I think we should have the option.

+1

I don't own or even rent that many Blu-ray discs, but it would be nice playing them on a Mac.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never really been interested in what Blue Ray has to offer. I'm happy with Standard Definition on my computer monitor.

Also as I like to store stuff on my External HDD I'm happier with them ripped to something like Xvid so they take up less space. I'd happily sacrifice a little picture quality compared against excessive storage space
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had Blu-rays but I sold those to buy these and rather buy Movies from iTunes well as have backup as well. Scratch a Blu-Ray see what happen to your investment.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scratch a DVD and see what happens to your investment...

Otherwise, I can play a muxed m2ts so it's all fine and dandy with me!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Scratch a DVD and see what happens to your investment...

Otherwise, I can play a muxed m2ts so it's all fine and dandy with me!

SC


I rather iTunes. Just purchased Blade II & King Arthur for $4.99 each! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a HTPC running Vista Ultimate to watch BD movies, rarely do I use my PS3 too. I used to buy and rent BD movies like crazy (any where from 1-3 a week), but lately I've only been buying 1-2 a month (and usually only if they come with the digital copy or a DVD that I can use HandBrake on). I find myself renting and buying on iTunes or Amazon's digital store a lot more often lately. ...I just prefer to not carry a disk around, and maybe that's just cause I travel more often lately.

...so I would love it if Apple supported BD's, but I could live with iTunes rentals and purchases.

Like LE Studios, I have also considered selling my BD's, but sometimes I have second thoughts.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use my G4 Mini to watch standard movies...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESUNintel wrote:
I use a HTPC running Vista Ultimate to watch BD movies, rarely do I use my PS3 too. I used to buy and rent BD movies like crazy (any where from 1-3 a week), but lately I've only been buying 1-2 a month (and usually only if they come with the digital copy or a DVD that I can use HandBrake on). I find myself renting and buying on iTunes or Amazon's digital store a lot more often lately. ...I just prefer to not carry a disk around, and maybe that's just cause I travel more often lately.

...so I would love it if Apple supported BD's, but I could live with iTunes rentals and purchases.

Like LE Studios, I have also considered selling my BD's, but sometimes I have second thoughts.


Hey the Best iTunes HD is Casino Royale then Knowing. You know hot enable 5.1 Audio from iTunes right?

This is last week I got 181 Movies as of today. That's all the TV Show including HD!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:

Hey the Best iTunes HD is Casino Royale then Knowing. You know hot enable 5.1 Audio from iTunes right?

This is last week I got 181 Movies as of today. That's all the TV Show including HD!


Wow, that's a lot of digital content.

Honestly, I didn't even know Mac's could do 5.1 audio, or that it had to be turned on in iTunes. Where would you configure that?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESUNintel wrote:
LE Studios wrote:

Hey the Best iTunes HD is Casino Royale then Knowing. You know hot enable 5.1 Audio from iTunes right?

This is last week I got 181 Movies as of today. That's all the TV Show including HD!


Wow, that's a lot of digital content.

Honestly, I didn't even know Mac's could do 5.1 audio, or that it had to be turned on in iTunes. Where would you configure that?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that LE Studios!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LE Studios wrote:
I had Blu-rays but I sold those to buy these and rather buy Movies from iTunes well as have backup as well. Scratch a Blu-Ray see what happen to your investment.

It's actually pretty hard to ruin a Blu-ray disc with scratches, unless you really gouge it deep. That's one of the benefits Blu-ray has over DVD. It has a scratch resistant coating.

Nice speakers by the way. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be nice, but prices need to come down and work well on a Mac Mini for me to be really interested.

Also easy to backup would also be nice, but with the huge space disks take up, it would be very easy to run out of hard disk space.
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