Originally Posted by Ireland
Bogus or not it doesn't matter, the point is it will be too expensive for most people with a Blu-ray drive at this point. Who knows where the costs will be at by Christmas, but the last thing they want to do it use a cheap Blu-ray drive, cheap as in quality that is.
Who's most people? Why is $699 too expensive for a Blu-Ray device that also does FrontRow/iTunes? To imply that Apple shys away from high-end products because of cost is simply loony. Adding a Blu-Ray drive is FAR more inline with Apple design than a DVD drive or have you missed out on the higher end and higher priced iPod, iPhone, iMac, MacPro, MacBook (which for the bottom of the Apple notebook product line is mid tier on price and capability), MacBookPro and even the AppleTV.
The Apple demographic has certainly shown it is willing to cough up money for upper end products and Apple has shown it doesn't like doing "old" stuff. DVD is "old" stuff.
You want a discussion but refuse to accept when your assertions are incorrect. That's not a discussion...that's simply you pushing your thoughts blindly.
For example, I've seen the teardowns of the aTV and I looked at the thing in person. There's really no room for even a slim DVD drive without increasing height. But you persist in saying that it would be no additional height for a DVD drive.
In any case as many people disagree with you as agree with you and of those folks that voted yes a few have said Blu-Ray over DVD. It isn't the matter of one or two folks dissenting which is what you wanted to show with this extra bogus poll thread.