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Hi everyone, this is my first post so first of all I would like to say hello to all the fellow Applers out there!

Basically I have a portable hard drive with a few blu-rays on, and I would like to burn them to blu-Ray disc. So my question is, are there any affordable Blu-Ray writers available for my iMac? The computer was only purchased around 6 months ago so it's quite a new model (27inch beauty).

Because if I can find one, i'll purchase a player so I can watch all the brilliant quality films on my 42" HDTV.

Anyhelp would be much appreciated,

Lewis
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Let me be blunt: it would be cheaper and faster for you to order the Blu-Ray films legitimately from, say, DeepDiscountDVD.com or someplace than it will be to go through what you're going to need to do to burn (probably illegal) Blu-Ray movie DVDs on a Mac.

I'm not saying that because I'm some goody-two-shoes, I'm saying it because life is short and hassles are a bummer. Don't waste time and money, just buy the discs and enjoy them.
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Let me be blunt: it would be cheaper and faster for you to order the Blu-Ray films legitimately from, say, DeepDiscountDVD.com or someplace than it will be to go through what you're going to need to do to burn (probably illegal) Blu-Ray movie DVDs on a Mac.

I'm not saying that because I'm some goody-two-shoes, I'm saying it because life is short and hassles are a bummer. Don't waste time and money, just buy the discs and enjoy them.
All I would like to know is if there are any Blu-Ray writers available for Mac...?
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Like chas said, go buy the B-R movies you want.

external B-R burner: minimum $200 and up to $500
Toast 10 Titanium Pro: $130-$150 depending on whether you catch it on sale or not
A single BD-R dual layer blank disk: $13-$15; as cheap as $10-$11 each after freight if you buy them in 10 packs
Time to download (pirate) your B-R movies and burn them to disc: 3-6 hours each (or more)

My HD-DVD / B-R collection is already hitting the 200 range. My average cost is under $15 each. That is, I'm buying the real thing for the same price you're going to pay just to get the blank discs. Practically all of mine have come from Amazon.

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To literally answer your question, however, yes there are Blu-Ray writers that are hardware-compatible with Macs (well, Mac Pros anyway).

MCE Internal 12X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac

As you'll see on that page, it is entirely possible to use a Blu-Ray drive in a Mac for data storage, and (with the help of some $1000-plus software) author Blu-Ray movies. You cannot play back BRmovies, however, there's no support for that whatsoever on the Mac OS.

I hope that answers your question.
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