Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to custom mini)
The Firewave will not work under 10.8....I have one....I use one of these now..
If you are speaking of the Bluetooth version of the Apple keyboard......yes....I have one....and yes the wired version works also.....
I use the Magic Trackpad and not the MightyMouse.....all special gestures work properly....I would expect the MM would be the same......
As to the blu ray business I do not know....
.....remember if you install your SSD and mess something up the warranty is gone.....
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 5:10 PM (in response to Dave Stowe)
Yes I am talking about the bluetooth keyboard and mouse, good to know they will still work, and yes I know that changing the HDD to SDD will void any g/tee
Unfortunatly the audio device you linked to seems to only be avalible in the US !
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 2:50 AM (in response to custom mini)
custom mini wrote:
And I have just got the following blu ray R/W :
I know the Mac does not natively support blu ray but will this drive work ? And what software would be needed to play back blu ray films ?
Currently there are to ways to playback commercial BluRay
disks. Natively there is the MacGo software (and its clones)
which will playback the movie content but not the complete
BluRay "experience". The other would be to create a dual
boot system with Bootcamp and install Windows and use
one of the players available for it which does provide a full
The other issue with native BluRay playback on OSX, be
it commercial or homemade disks, is some quirkyness
with read speeds with different drives. For whatever reason,
some BluRay drives will only read at speeds not much faster
than DVDs while others will, even though both would work
on a Windows machine. I believe MacGo site has some
BD players that will work with their software.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to woodmeister50)
I had kind of guessed you/someone would say something along thoughs lines !
Good to read about 'MacGo' seems to be one of the better softwares around, was kinda hoping not to have to put bootcamp on the system as I'm wanting to 'be' in one camp or the other not both....looks like I'll hold off for now and see if Apple add Blu Ray support to the next version of OSX ?
So anyone else got anything to add ??
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to custom mini)
The MacGo Blu-Ray Player is updated frequently. DVD play back appears sharper than from latest VLC or QuickTime. Selecting the movie will auto-play it. Presently, the unpaid version does not place any advertising artifact on DVD playback, but does on Blu-Ray content.
And no drivers needed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 3:10 AM (in response to custom mini)
....looks like I'll hold off for now and see if Apple add Blu Ray support to the next version of OSX ?
The odds of that happenning are about equal to you being
hit by lightning. The trend at Apple is to move away from
physical hard media as evidenced by the dropping of DVD
drives in their computers. Based on that, don't expect anything
to happen on the BluRay front!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to woodmeister50)
I would like to say a big thank you to all who have replied
I am willing to make some compromises and to take up the new challenge of Mountain Lion, last time I had a Mac was when Apple changed to the Intel processor and Leopard so some time ago !
How ever the only thing I'm not ready to compromise on just yet is FULL Blu Ray usage as I heavily depend on being able to read and write mass data to be used on other machines – I know I can use USB or portable HDD but Blu Ray suits my needs fully.