Apple Thoughts

Apple Thoughts - News & Reviews on all things Apple

Be sure to register in our forums and post your comments - we want to hear from you!


Android Thoughts

Loading feed...

Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...




Go Back   Thoughts Media Forums > APPLE THOUGHTS > Other Apple Hardware

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2010, 12:00 PM
Jeff Campbell
Executive Editor, Apple Thoughts
Jeff Campbell's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,936
Default Is Blu-ray Really Missed by Mac Owners?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/13/mac-has-blu-ray-envy-in-microsoft-ad/' target='_blank'>http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/13/mac-...n-microsoft-ad/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Are Macs envious of Windows 7's ability to play Blu-ray discs? Microsoft seems to think so, as seen in this stop-motion web video highlighting a Windows 7 laptop computer and a jealous MacBook."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/_YbmK3Zu0Os&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_YbmK3Zu0Os&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Hmmm, I really don't see the need for a blu-ray player in my laptop, but if Microsoft was so big on Blu-ray then why don't they put it in the Xbox where I could really use it? That is one place that I do miss it since I would like to get rid of my Blu-ray player and consolidate some of my audio visual equipment. Either there or as an option in my Mac Mini. What are your thoughts on Blu-ray in a laptop, or even in general?</p>
__________________
iPhone 4, 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Air, Apple TV, 2.66GHz Intel C2D Mac Mini, 1TB TC, Airport Extreme,several iPods and an iPad, 32GB Wi-Fi version. Follow me on Twitter.
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2010, 01:55 PM
Vincent Ferrari
Executive Editor Emeritus
Vincent Ferrari's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,471
Send a message via AIM to Vincent Ferrari Send a message via Skype™ to Vincent Ferrari

Honestly, I just don't care. Blu Ray, to me, is just another checkbox that Windows folks can go "See? We have this and you don't!" Big effing deal. I don't even know the last time I tried to use the optical drive in my MBP to watch a disc of any kind.

Not interested and don't care.
__________________
Current Apple Stuff: 24" iMac, iPhone 4, AppleTV (original), 4gb Shuffle, 64gb iPad 2.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-16-2010, 02:43 AM
Deslock
Thinker
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 418

Actually it's a cute ad. But it's a little ironic that:
  1. The last time I used a laptop large enough to appreciate Bluray on a plane was... never.
  2. In the living room (a place where Bluray matters), I can watch Bluray on a PS3 but not on an XBox.
__________________
HP 48s, 200lx, USR Pilot 1k, Palm 3, V, M100, Handspring Visor, Sony N610c, T615c, T655c, HP iPAQ 1910, 2215, Palm T3, HP hx4705, Dell X50v, HP rx1955, Apple iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:31 PM.