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    blu-ray on iMac
    I have a 2009 21.5 iMac,I want to add a external blu-ray drive to this. I want to be able to play a Bd on my desktop. I have downloaded the VUDU To Go app. want to use their disc to digital program. Thank You.

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    I want a lot of things also, but what are you asking? Perhaps look into purchasing an external blue ray players. Perhaps one that is compatible with your Firewire if the USB is to slow or maxed out. You best information is to look on apples website to see if they have a blue ray drive or brows the internets for a brand and model that is OSX and compatible with your iMac. I assume this is what your asking.

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    The best place to buy an external Blue Ray player is from Other World Computing. You can look over what they have here. You'll also need software to burn Blue Ray disks. Roxio Toast is generally what we recommend.

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    Just want play the blu-ray on my mac. I was told to use the Pioneer BDR-XD05w because it works well with mac. Also told to get the MacGo software. Not tech Savvy at all that's why I'm asking. Thank You.

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    You got the very best advice. Go with OWC. Your iMac is getting ion so go with FW800.


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    Sorry don't have that type of money. What do you mean ion?

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    Think that is a typo. He probably meant "getting on" in the sense that it's an older machine. The USB ports are probably USB 2 and you would likely get better performance from Firewire of that is an option.
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    Should read 'getting on' i.e.old. Hence the FW800 suggestion as your iMac does not have the faster USB3.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Thank you
    I did get the MacGo and it is working.

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