Originally Posted by LE Studios
What's the reason was it a last minute change for Apple not to put the Panasonic Blu-Ray Drive in? I think Apple didn't do it because like I said in earlier post if Apple is going to pay fees to Sony and Microsoft for licensing their codecs to have that Panasonic Drive in. This would have added cost to the Mac pricing well as if the studios wasn't going to put ALL their movies to 720p HD Movies in iTunes.
I don't follow completely the above, but I have to agree adding Blue Ray adds unacceptable costs. The last thing I want to do is to pay for the cost of Blue Ray when I go out and buy a Mac. Especially considering there are only a few whinning pinks asking for it.
That's not a wide choice for consumers that just Apple helping Blu-Ray! Apple probably say to Hell with Blu-Ray.
I have so why shouldn't Apple. Nothing about Blue Ray is nice and intact represents the dirtyness that comes about when companies try to strong arm the market. Consummers have the responsibility to reject this sort of big businesss and it's excessive profits.
Besides buying Blue Ray is just funneling your money into the drug culture of Hollywood.
I think their might be some going on with the studios to put the 1080p Movies on SD Cards because technologically it can do that with Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio plus it wouldn't be Blu-Ray so there wouldn't be no licensing fees to utilize HD Movies
You are the master of run on sentences!!!
However I agree with what you are saying. Plus in either China or Japan SD distribution of movies is already under way. Read that some place in a trade rag, don't ask which one as I can't remember. It actually makes a lot of sense too, SD cards are far more compact and the capacity is going up at an incredible rate. We could potentially see 1TB SD cards soon if some research pans out. With SD you could carry a whole library of movies in your shirt pocket and still have room for pens and stuff.
and yes I'm sure the codec will be MPEG-4 DRM like the iTunes 480p and 720p! Blu-Ray is truly dead. the fact that copy protection is non-existent and the proof in the pudding is go to torrent sites there are over 5,248 movies ripped from Blu-Ray in 720p and 1080p both with either Dolby Digital @ 640Kbps or DTS @ 1.5Mbps utilizing the Matroska Video File Format (MKV). George Lucas and others probably aware of this since day one if not I will let him know later today! Studios want something more reliable to maximize profits. You can't do that with optical medium so digital copy its best shot!
I'm not sure what you mean by more reliable, a good CD lasts a long time. Flash based SD cards would have a short life span as flash will not retain info forever. Newer tech might be much better though.
In any event I have to believe that Apple and the Studios are up to something. First why all of a sudden does Apple fine a need to support SD in their new hardware. It certainly isn't for pro photographers which are using Compact Flash. Even consummer cameras use a variety of formats.
Something is up and I wouldn't be surprised to see announcements next year that major studios and Apple will back SD movie distribution in the US. They will do so for lower costs, transportability and to support a range of new consummer devices. I could see this tied in with the rumored tablet/ mystery device rumors.