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Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2008, 11:23pm

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Just go to apple to check it out.
Your impressions?
I think it's way over priced for what it is...
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 12:15am

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No link? Not even a single full sentence? No capitalization in your thread title?

Are you that f*cking lazy?
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 12:33am

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Atom wrote:

Are you that f*cking lazy?
I've found that the internet is litered with f*cking lazy people. I esspecially hate the people that talk like they're texting. Iz it s0 hard 2 type ur w0rds pr0perly?

That's one reason I like hanging out at FXHome, seems I'm able to hold more of an intelligent conversation with most of the members.
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 12:51am

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No link? Not even a single full sentence? No capitalization in your thread title?

Are you that f*cking lazy?
Didn't think macs were worthy of a capital letter.
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 1:03am

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Didn't think macs were worthy of a capital letter.
Ouch. Blow to the heart BSFreak. And you own one apparently.

Im a Mac freak, but I still find it funny how after each new product Apple says how THIS one is the one what will change the world. Then the next one will come out, and its THAT one that is going to be the best. I know they are getting better will all the new tech, but its really hard to get committed when I don't want to be out of date in a few months, but thats just the way it is with computers.

And I just got a brand spanking new Mac, so thats why also.
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 1:16am

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Macs are just way over priced for what comes in them. I checked the system specs and I cant even find what the PSU is in any of their computers...
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 1:25am

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Lets not turn this into a pc-mac deabate.

I do agree that macs are overpriced, for the most part, for what you are getting.

I use a PC and I am proud of it, but don't take it the wrong way, I respect the Apple fans and enjoy a health deabte. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 1:51am

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Good idea DVStudio, but these days its hard to talk anything about a new product for either competitor and getting into one. wink
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 2:08am

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Hmm. I dunno.

On the one hand, it's far prettier, and the touchpad and specs are better. On the other hand, it has the fasionable-but-totally-useless-outside-or-inside-for-that-matter glossy screen (with no matte option) and no Firewire for external HDs.

I think I prefer my last gen MBP.
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 3:26am

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The new designs are smoking hot.

There, I said it. That being said, I can see how the lack of a matte option would get on people's nerves. I personally have a matte screen on my current MBP, but I would gladly give it up just for the added stability of the new models. My current MBP is kinda bendy and saggy if you exert more than a little force on it, and the display doesn't fit as snug against the body when closed as I'd like it to.

The added stability of the unibody design is something I think is awesome. I'd trade mine in right away if I could, but alas, I cannot. sad

Did I mention that it's sexy? razz
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 3:40am

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Pooky wrote:

and no Firewire for external HDs.
Woah, don't scare people off with an unclear statement like that (Because my heart sank a little when I read that... And then I checked the website).

It has firewire ports (but only firewire 800). It also has USB 2.0 ports. Most firewire drives have a USB 2.0 option anyways... At least mine do.


Apple wrote:

MacBook Pro is iPod, iPhone, digital camera, and external hard drive ready. If it has a cable, there’s a place for it. You’ll find two USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port for connecting faster peripherals.
What pooky MEANT to say was

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and no Firewire 400 ports for external HDs.
me
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 4:43am

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Err yeah, totally forgot to write the 400 there for some reason, though I meant to.

Problem is that USB 2.0 is slower, and Firewire 800 requires a much more expensive hard drive.
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 6:43am

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I read somewhere that firewire 400 actually has a lower data transfer rate than USB 2.0. Whats that all about?
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 2:36pm

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Pooky wrote:

Problem is that USB 2.0 is slower, and Firewire 800 requires a much more expensive hard drive.
You could just buy a really cheap adapter, since the FW800 ports are backwards-compatible with the older FW400 standard.

SGB - USB 2.0 is theoretically faster at 480 mbit/s (compared to FW400's 400mbit/s) but most transfers never reach that, but peak around 280 mbit/s.
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 4:23pm

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Pooky wrote:

Err yeah, totally forgot to write the 400 there for some reason, though I meant to.

Problem is that USB 2.0 is slower, and Firewire 800 requires a much more expensive hard drive.
Firewire 400 is pretty redundant due to USB2.0. FireWire 800 is loads faster and the drives really aren't that much more expensive? Well, not over here and I doubt its the same for you. Should never buy cheap drives anyways Pook
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2008, 8:49pm

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This is probably a dumb question, but can you connect a camera to a computer with a firewire 800 port? I see from a previous post that one could use an adapter, but is that the only way?
Posted: Sun, 19th Oct 2008, 8:14am

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I wouldn't buy one, they're a Christmas present release in my opinion. Wait until their big show in January and I bet we get updates to the 17in (maybe bigger??) including Blue-Ray. If they don't get Blue-Ray in soon I'll be shocked.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2008, 4:43pm

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CX3 wrote:

Pooky wrote:

and no Firewire for external HDs.
Woah, don't scare people off with an unclear statement like that (Because my heart sank a little when I read that... And then I checked the website).

It has firewire ports (but only firewire 800).
I just found out that the Macbook Pro has a firewire 800 port, but the Macbook doesn't have any firewire port. That's odd seeing as the older Macbooks do have firewire ports. unsure I was going to maybe get one too, but I can't afford a MBP and I don't see how I'm supposed to do any movie making stuff on a computer with no firewire port...


P.S. Sorry for bringing back a slightly old topic.
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Pooky wrote:

Hmm. I dunno. On the one hand, it's far prettier
Beauty is only skin deep. I'd rather have something that can handle A LOT more for that price than to look nice. Or come to think of it, why not both look nice and have awesome specs? biggrin

Yeah, what is apple's deal with no blu-ray? Every OEM has blu-ray. Except apple.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jan 2009, 9:30pm

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DVStudio wrote:

Pooky wrote:

Hmm. I dunno. On the one hand, it's far prettier
Beauty is only skin deep. I'd rather have something that can handle A LOT more for that price than to look nice. Or come to think of it, why not both look nice and have awesome specs? biggrin

Yeah, what is apple's deal with no blu-ray? Every OEM has blu-ray. Except apple.
apple actually has been in the blu-ray business for a while just google it i did. wink

ps: but they never put it in there computers.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 12:44am

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but they never put it in there computers.
Well thats exactly it. Why not? Seems ridiculous to me.

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apple actually has been in the blu-ray business for a while just google it i did. wink

ps: but they never put it in there computers.
Also, where did you get that from???? I googled it and it says Apple is expected to have bluray soon. Here is a quote about bluray from Steve Jobbs- "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we're waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace."

http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-calls-blu-ray-a-bag-of-hurt/

These were my results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=apple+blu+ray&spell=1
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 3:05am

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DVStudio wrote:

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but they never put it in there computers.
Well thats exactly it. Why not? Seems ridiculous to me.

awesome fist productions wrote:

apple actually has been in the blu-ray business for a while just google it i did. wink

ps: but they never put it in there computers.
Also, where did you get that from???? I googled it and it says Apple is expected to have bluray soon. Here is a quote about bluray from Steve Jobbs- "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It's great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we're waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace."

http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-calls-blu-ray-a-bag-of-hurt/

These were my results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=apple+blu+ray&spell=1
you are getting at it wrong they have been in it for a while and they never put it in there computers its hard to explain and i saw it some where. and you just don't understand but for now can you just put in a blue-ray disk drive and then use it in windows boot camp, mac os x doesn't have the video encoder for blue-ray but it can use disk drive and there are video players that can play blue-ray on mac os x so yeah in your face. razz
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 3:22am

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If you want the best you have to pay $$$, same for PC's too. My suggestion is buy the biggest baddest Mac you can and MAX out the RAM and HD space.
I scored a G5 DP 2.0 with 2GB RAM and 250 HD, 20" Apple display that came with FCS and Aperture software. I added four more GB's RAM a 750 GB SATA Barracuda Enterprise HD and an ATI Radeon 9600 with dual DVI outs. I used my older Optiquest 20" monitor for dual monitoring and I have about 1TB of external drives. I got most of the stuff on eBay and I paid less than $2000.00 for all of it and it ROCKS over my old G4 DP 450 that I paid $3000.00 new back in 1999.
If you search and wait and bid right you can score! But be careful read all the info and check out the sellers feedback before you bid. Also look at the end date of auctions the Mac I won ended on Memorial day and only one other guy bid on it. I put a max bid of $1500.00 and I was shocked that I won it.
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you are getting at it wrong they have been in it for a while and they never put it in there computers its hard to explain and i saw it some where. and you just don't understand but for now can you just put in a blue-ray disk drive and then use it in windows boot camp, mac os x doesn't have the video encoder for blue-ray but it can use disk drive and there are video players that can play blue-ray on mac os x so yeah in your face. razz
Yes, but the point is that they do not sell blu-ray drives! You are the one who isn't getting it! Did you read the links I showed you? Steve Jobbs basically said that bluray is a load of s---. If I bought a Mac why would I want to open it up (especially an imac) to install a blu-ray?

Where is this link by the way? I don't get what you mean by 'apple has been in the blu-ray business a long time'

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so yeah in your face. razz
Ha. Ha. Funny, but actually no. No. Just no.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 3:59am

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Didn't think I'd see the day where DVStudio of all people pwned another user. smile
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 3:10pm

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I burn Blu-Ray on my Mac without a Blu-Ray drive. Toast 9 will burn Blu-Ray and HD on a regular DVD-R and the stock drive. Of course you need a Blu-Ray player to play them.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 3:53pm

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Laptops whether it be pc or mac are always only good for temporary use as you can never upgrade them and are always falling behind when a new g-card or processor comes out.

And for those who are in for a mac vs pc debate I think this video clip will finish it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLbJ8YPHwXM
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DVStudio wrote:

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you are getting at it wrong they have been in it for a while and they never put it in there computers its hard to explain and i saw it some where. and you just don't understand but for now can you just put in a blue-ray disk drive and then use it in windows boot camp, mac os x doesn't have the video encoder for blue-ray but it can use disk drive and there are video players that can play blue-ray on mac os x so yeah in your face. razz
Yes, but the point is that they do not sell blu-ray drives! You are the one who isn't getting it! Did you read the links I showed you? Steve Jobbs basically said that bluray is a load of s---. If I bought a Mac why would I want to open it up (especially an imac) to install a blu-ray?

Where is this link by the way? I don't get what you mean by 'apple has been in the blu-ray business a long time'

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so yeah in your face. razz
Ha. Ha. Funny, but actually no. No. Just no.
they have use it away from our eyes they don't sell it and don't put it in there computers but how do you think they get hd video on itunes. they have to get it somewhere it doesn't appear out of nowhere.

ps: apple i know you are listing so you better tell us the truth.

pps: apple has lied in the past sould i show you the link of the dithered imac [http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/03/31/apple_hit_with_another_millions_of_colors_lawsuit.html]

ppps: im not a pc fanboy i may seem like but i like mac os x the same even if i never owned one i used one before [i want one] but i will keep my pc but if i did get one i will use both.
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Why would you want to watch a Blu-ray movie on your computer? It seems to me that the whole point of Blu-ray is to watch movies in HD on a huge HD screen, not one some 17 or 20 in. computer screen...
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 7:01pm

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awesome fist productions wrote:

they have use it away from our eyes they don't sell it and don't put it in there computers but how do you think they get hd video on itunes. they have to get it somewhere it doesn't appear out of nowhere.
It's funny that you think you even have a clue about what you are saying. iTunes is digital distribution; it has nothing to do with Blu Ray...
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D3L3T10N wrote:

Why would you want to watch a Blu-ray movie on your computer? It seems to me that the whole point of Blu-ray is to watch movies in HD on a huge HD screen, not one some 17 or 20 in. computer screen...
maybe because monitors are made better than tv screens i seen a monitor that has a better resolution then a tv bigger then it and besides you can get 30 inch monitors for computers so yeah and i bet people would enjoy a portable blue-ray player like a laptop.
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maybe because monitors are made better than tv screens
Ye-no.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2009, 7:27pm

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Bolbi wrote:

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maybe because monitors are made better than tv screens
Ye-no.
so this went to mac vs pc to blue-ray vs itunes to tv vs monitors

that about sums it up its a debate topic.
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awesome fist productions wrote:

D3L3T10N wrote:

Why would you want to watch a Blu-ray movie on your computer? It seems to me that the whole point of Blu-ray is to watch movies in HD on a huge HD screen, not one some 17 or 20 in. computer screen...
maybe because monitors are made better than tv screens i seen a monitor that has a better resolution then a tv bigger then it and besides you can get 30 inch monitors for computers so yeah and i bet people would enjoy a portable blue-ray player like a laptop.
From my understanding, monitors are worse, and thats why people would want to watch HD video on them.

If you believe me, try this. Pop in your favorite DVD into the largest TV you have. The quality should be pretty good. Now play on your computer, with the largest monitor. The quality won't be as crisp. There are reasons for this, but i'll let someone with more knowledge explain.
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so this went to mac vs pc to blue-ray vs itunes to tv vs monitors

that about sums it up its a debate topic.
More like Awesome Fist Vs. Everyone else.
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they have use it away from our eyes they don't sell it and don't put it in there computers but how do you think they get hd video on itunes. they have to get it somewhere it doesn't appear out of nowhere.
Wow. Just wow.

I don't mind you posting things, but to post things that are so so so ridiculous is just beyond me. confused Why do you continue to do it? Clearly you have no clue about blu-ray and apple, so just drop it. Jeez.

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maybe because monitors are made better than tv screens i seen a monitor that has a better resolution then a tv bigger then it and besides you can get 30 inch monitors for computers so yeah and i bet people would enjoy a portable blue-ray player like a laptop.
Okay. Yes, maybe if you compared a 22" monitor to a 10 year old tube TV (you know, the kinds with the enormous backs) then maybe the Computer screen would win. But TVs are better than monitors, by alot. One reason is the color depth is better, much better on a TV than a computer monitor. If you notice, and specially with filmamking, the colors on a computer monitor lie and aren't always true. For this reason, I use a projector to get the best picture for better accuracy and some people even use TVs as monitors instead of normal computer screens.

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why are you telling him to stop i say carry on for our own amusement
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Okay. Yes, maybe if you compared a 22" monitor to a 10 year old tube TV (you know, the kinds with the enormous backs) then maybe the Computer screen would win. But TVs are better than monitors, by alot. One reason is the color depth is better, much better on a TV than a computer monitor. If you notice, and specially with filmamking, the colors on a computer monitor lie and aren't always true. For this reason, I use a projector to get the best picture for better accuracy and some people even use TVs as monitors instead of normal computer screens.
To be fair, it really does depend on the monitor/TV. My 24" Apple Cinema Display looks FAR better than my 36" Polaroid HDTV, and I use both as displays for my computer. I much prefer video editing and photoshop work on my ACD, because the colors are more correct than they are on my Polaroid (which is basically just a generic brand HDTV). However, watching HD footage on the 36" screen is considerably nicer than watching it on the 24", even though the resolution isn't as high on the 36".
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they have use it away from our eyes they don't sell it and don't put it in there computers but how do you think they get hd video on itunes. they have to get it somewhere it doesn't appear out of nowhere.
Wow. Just wow.
I suggest you edit your post so I'm not wrongfully accused of making dumb comments. wink
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FreshMentos wrote:

DVStudio wrote:

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they have use it away from our eyes they don't sell it and don't put it in there computers but how do you think they get hd video on itunes. they have to get it somewhere it doesn't appear out of nowhere.
Wow. Just wow.
I suggest you edit your post so I'm not wrongfully accused of making dumb comments. wink
Woah!! Major typo!!! frown Please note that this comment was NOT made by Freshmentos, but Awesome first. Sorry man, thanks for letting me know. wink
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WHERES THE MODS
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WHERES THE MODS
Probably restraining themselves from deleting all of your posts.
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awesome fist productions wrote:

WHERES THE MODS
Ummm. Why, can't handle take the heat? wink Then stop posting ridiculous stuff, then we'll lay off. If you ask me, you are asking for it by saying some of the stuff you do.

Jabooza wrote:

Probably restraining themselves from deleting all of your posts.
Ouch. smile Or maybe they are trying to hire a translator to disifer the text under the account name "awesome first productions" smile JK
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awesome fist productions wrote:

WHERES THE MODS
Holiday. Isn't it obvious with the news post?

Lay of him guys wink
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Haha the Mods will come back and see the place has gone to hell wink.
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This is getting ridiculous.
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jawajohnny wrote:

This is getting ridiculous.
Hasn't it always been?

Where da modz?
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2009, 9:21pm

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Bolbi wrote:

Haha the Mods will come back and see the place has gone to hell wink.
How right you are. biggrin

Atom wrote:

Didn't think I'd see the day where DVStudio of all people pwned another user. smile
I appreciate that Atom. smile
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2009, 10:21pm

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jawajohnny wrote:

This is getting ridiculous.
It's a topic that Awesome Fist has posted in, of course it's ridiculous.


DVStudio - Whoa! I thought you were pdrg because of that new avatar. smile


Now, back on topic: I actually ended up buying one of the new MacBooks. It doesn't have firewire, but since I'm pretty used to waiting for things while working on movies anyway, whenever I import movies I'm just gonna import them onto the old computer and transfer them to the new one with an ethernet cord. So far I'm really happy with it.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2009, 1:41am

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Jabooza, didn't you buy a Macbook like, year ago? If so, why didn't you just pony up a couple hundred more and go for the Pro model?
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2009, 1:44am

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No, last time it was my family that got a MacBook, not me specifically. But now that I got one, it's very nice to have my own computer. smile
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2009, 5:51am

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That's them Macs. Always thinkin' ahead. No need to use that new $2,000 laptop to capture video, you've got that old computer for that! smile

Not to turn this into a Mac/PC debate, because I like a lot about Apple, but I found the whole firewire thing humorous. At the Apple store a guy came in complaining about it and the employee looked baffled, had no real answer for him.

The same outing, another guy came up to the employee with a copy of Fable and asked him "Hey, can I play this on my MacBook?" The employee said "When did you get it?" and the guy said "September." The employee then made a long sigh and said "eeeeeh.....no."

The face on the guy was priceless, as was his profane remarks over incompatible games already for his pricey 3-month-old computer. I had to grin at it all.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2009, 11:50am

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Atom wrote:

The same outing, another guy came up to the employee with a copy of Fable and asked him "Hey, can I play this on my MacBook?" The employee said "When did you get it?" and the guy said "September." The employee then made a long sigh and said "eeeeeh.....no."
Why's that? I'm not up on Apple lore, so don't get your anecdote. smile

Anyway, there's no need to be mean to Awesome Fist. It's blatantly clear to everyone that he doesn't know what he's talking about, so it's probably best to just ignore and get on with the conversation. Picking apart his posts just clogs up the thread.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2009, 4:51pm

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I've been using the new Macbook Pro for about 3 weeks now and it's been working really great, especially since I'm often on the move, it's been helping my tremendously to get a lot of editing and more specifically, colour grading, done. While it's quite overpriced it's probably the best computer I've owned - bought it for my first real paycheck creating a film for a local company. As I'm slowly moving into directing short films as a profession for smaller local companies, it's great to have a laptop on which I can edit stuff on the go and show clients the latest cut of a commercial or music video, without having to invite them home.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2009, 5:27pm

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Atom wrote:

That's them Macs. Always thinkin' ahead. No need to use that new $2,000 laptop to capture video, you've got that old computer for that! smile
Heh, well it definitely is odd that the new MacBooks don't have firewire, but importing movies isn't exactly the major thing that I use computers for. It's pretty simple to just import it onto the old one and transfer it to the new one where I can edit it/do everything else. Other than the lack of firewire, the new MacBook is a lot better than the previous one and I'm very happy with it.
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awesome fist productions wrote:

maybe because monitors are made better than tv screens i seen a monitor that has a better resolution then a tv bigger then it and besides you can get 30 inch monitors for computers so yeah and i bet people would enjoy a portable blue-ray player like a laptop.
I would like to say two things. First, maybe people would enjoy a portable blue-ray player. But why bother dvd's have worse quality yeah but you shouldn't be able to tell such a big difference on a laptop i would think.

Second. There already is a portable blue ray player... PS3(Don't hate on me for this) But getting off topic. I love my ps3. Back on topic.. Actually i think i will just end it now. Bye
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 12:14am

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Really sorry for double post but why are we talking about blue-ray. This is the new mac book topic.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 12:28am

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jgtrox2 wrote:

Really sorry for double post but why are we talking about blue-ray. This is the new mac book topic.
They were talking about how Apple doesn't offer Blu-ray drives on any of their computers.

And how is a PS3 portable? It's one of the best Blu-ray players out there, but it certainly isn't portable.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 4:27pm

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the ps3 SUCKS!
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 5:54pm

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THE GBPpro SUCKS!

I have to say the PS3 is quite awesome, I like the fact you can just have a Blu-Ray player as well as a games console in one. Now I just need one biggrin
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2009, 7:02pm

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Heh, I like how this turned into a console war.

I own a 2007 MBP, and I'd have to agree that Apple has been going downhill since then. They seem to be cutting tons of features without mentioning any real reason other than "style" or something similar. The exception is the 17in MBP battery not being removeable... to be honest, I'd rather have a battery that lasts twice as long and is good for 1000 recharges that I'll have to change in 5 years with their battery replacement program, than have a removable one. But that's just me.

I think it might have to do with Jobs being less and less involved because of whatever problem it is he has. It's kind of like what happened in the early 90s with Apple when he left.