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Topic # 90921 3-Oct-2011 14:15
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Just thought id share.

Ive been annoyed for ages, the fact that Mac doesnt have support for blu ray, i recently found that works a treat, i then took a gamble on PB Tech saying that the LG BP06LU10 works on Mac ( on thier website), and it does a treat.

So using lion, on a new 2011 Mac Mini (that has no disk drive) and the LG External slim drive, i can finally watch blu rays, in full HD on my mac, using the toslink optical out into my amp for surround sound, and plex media player, for the ones i have backed up, and EYE TV for recording and watching free to air digital tv.

Using the toast 11 plug in i can burn  DATA blu ray's and DVD's, and the only issue ive had is ejecting the disc sometimes, the drive is powered by 2 usb plugs, and i got it for $275.00  which isnt bad considering the price of some internals, its quiet too when playing. So finally im happy that mac is a full HTPC, with windows normally being the winner, for its drive support.


simple logic.

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  Reply # 529364 5-Oct-2011 09:35
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I've not given that one a whirl yet, the only issue with it I can see is that you need a connection to the internet for it to work, so if you are out and about with no WiFi or 3G you are out of luck. 

I can only guess there is some sort of legal issue where they are not allowed to do the decryption of the disks on the laptop .. maybe they don't want to pay a license fee for every copy sold ?

At home I don't play my Blu-ray disks directly on my Mac Mini, I just rip them once and then have them on tap to watch via the AppleTV.

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