Originally Posted by Kolchak
Yes, that must be why Apple is one of the founding members and on the board of directors for the Blu-ray Disc Association. Companies always join organizations for products they don't favor. Meanwhile, I don't remember seeing Apple's name mentioned anywhere at the HD DVD Promotion Group.
Note that nobody said Blu-ray would be "standard." But I can pretty much guarantee you Apple will offer Blu-ray drives as a BTO option on the Mac Pro in 2007, and long before they offer HD DVD drives, if they ever do.
Maybe. But at least we know how to spell.
You can't guarantee me anything. Nothing points to Apple favoring Blu-ray over HD DVD. HP is also on the Board of Directors and they haven't shipped one blu-ray item.
I'm tired of having to school you rookies. Guess I'll have to do it again in 2007http://www.blu-raydisc.com/general_i...009/Index.htmlBoard of Directors
Apple- Neutral. HD DVD in DVD Studio Pro 4 and have stated they support both
Dell- Sells a Blu-ray laptop
HP- Sells HD DVD desktops and Laptops
Hitachi- Blu-ray..no products yet
LG- states they are Blu-ray but have gone back and forth with Combos and HD DVD.
Mitsubishi Electric- Blu-ray ...no products
Panasonic- Blu-ray producsts shipping
Pioneer- Blu-ray products shipping
Philips- Blu-ray products shipping
Samsung- Blu-ray products shipping
Sony- Blu-ray- products shipping
Sun Microsystems- Blu-ray
TDK- Blu-ray ...favors hyping vapor
Thomson- RCA division sells HD DVD. No Blu-ray products shipping
Twentieth Century Fox- Blu-ray products shipping
Walt Disney- Blu-ray products shipping
Warner Bros. Neutral
Clearly you can see that being a member of the Blu-ray Disc Board of Directors does NOT mean you will not support HD DVD nor does it even mean you favor Blu-ray.
As for Apple clearly they will support both formats. They state so in a Press Release a month after announcing that they've joined the BD BoD. So clearly they wanted to set things straight. Apple makes authoring tools for video professionals. There is no current winner in the HD sweepstakes thus Apple will support both platforms until there is a clear winner and even then they will likely still keep support for both for some time. There is absolutely no reason Apple would align exclusively with Blu-ray. Nada. They want to sell tools to the whole markethttp://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/apr/17hd.html
Apple is committed to both emerging high definition DVD standardsBlu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Apple is an active member of the DVD Forum which developed the HD DVD standard, and last month joined the Board of Directors of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
How freakin clear can they make it? I really don't understand how someone could be so freakin' blind that they ignore all evidence that exists because it doesn't meet their own ideals of how things should go.
Apple is as neutral as they come.