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07-02-2010, 12:50 PM #61
I have to ask, has Job's illness somehow affected his brain? I mean really, the guy has been coming off with some really wacky stuff lately, like the iPhone antenna problem and now saying that Blu-ray is a fad... who wants to bet he has multiple Blu-ray players and a whole library of movies on Blu-ray...
07-02-2010, 02:02 PM #62
I don't think Macs need Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray isn't even near death.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
07-03-2010, 12:02 AM #63
07-03-2010, 06:05 PM #64
07-03-2010, 06:13 PM #65
Steve Jobs' arrogance is out of control. He's almost back to the "My way, or the highway" BS he was pulling in 1985 when he got yanked and kicked to the curb.
I can go buy a BD-ROM drive for my PC for $89 and it comes with software to play any Hollywood Blu-Ray movie out there. I don't know what licensing nonsense Steve is talking about. I can buy an OEM drive and play Blu-Rays anywhere.
Also, this is not a niche format. Go to Fry's or Best Buy. 1/4 of the DVD selection is now Blu-Ray.
Streaming is a joke for 1080p movies. As others have said, belt-tightening by Comcast, Time Warner, etc. on bandwidth limits has been Front Page News for the last 2 years, especially on the iPhone's only available carrier -- AT&T.
Steve: Quit the excuses, quit posturing like Father Knows Best, and add Blu-Ray to the Mac!
200 movies on DVD is 4.7-9.4GB x 200 (940GB to 1.83TB) assuming you just get the movie and screw the extras. The same 200 movies on Blu-Ray is 15-25GB x 200 (3TB to 5TB). Are you really going to tie up (and never reformat) $300~400 worth of hard drives, just to avoid buying your movies on Blu-Ray disc? And that's assuming you won't rack up huge bandwidth overages while downloading the movies.
How come almost everyone RENTED their VHS tapes, but almost everyone BUYS their DVD movies?
If you don't know the answer to this, then I can understand why you think most people will give up ownership in favor of streaming. VHS had inconveniences (rewinding, no chapter stops), and poor quality. For its time, DVD was a reference quality copy of a movie. You literally "owned" the movie instead of a temporary copy residing on a tape that will eventually wear out, and must be watched in a specific order. Sound familiar?
People, especially Americans like to feel like they own something, rather than have it on borrow. We like to OWN our movies. We like to collect things and talk about our collections with others. Can you really say you collect movies if they are just bits on a hard drive that could get wiped out tomorrow?
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07-04-2010, 06:03 PM #66
07-06-2010, 04:17 AM #67
Steve is being retarded and he is stuck in the 90s, BR is not going anywhere.
In fact is more popular now that prices are down a bit more than ever.
The only thing that bluray will be replaced with is 3D blurays.
07-07-2010, 10:49 PM #68
I have a simple solution. BUY AN EXTERNAL BLU-RAY DRIVE! They aren't that expensive. end of story.
07-07-2010, 11:00 PM #69
07-08-2010, 10:11 PM #70