You look like you are saying that doing what you are suggesting is Legal, I woiuldn't be so sure. Jon, you might not be aware that: -I have an external reader/writer and have indeed ripped a number of commercial movies for my own personal use. (this is possible but NOT fun, easy or resource sparing BTW) -We have another thread for discussing BluRay on the Mac -Discussions about specific tools to infringe copyright or break DRM are a touchy subject here. Nobody disputes that it is POSSIBLE to rip and view Bluray on OSX. What IS seriously questioned is why it has taken this long for commercial movie playback to be enabled, why Apple does not support BluRay burners as BTO Mac Pro accessories, and whether the effort necessary to do so until Apple fully embraces it becomes standard. The Mac Pro today is a farce without BTO BluRay options. Yes it is possible to make up for this after-market but everything about doing so sucks. Especially for portables.