So Toshiba called it quits, and the format war will end, but it as long as there are movies being released and everyone isn't behind Blu-ray, there will be plenty left to talk about. So this week we get started with the aftermath, and we start up by talking up the new Sony Blu-ray players and why we can't wait to try 'em out. Next up, we talk about the after affects of Toshiba's announcement and what questions are left unanswered. Finally we morn over the 42-inch Kuro, but understand that many CE companies are merging products, which doesn't mean the products will be identical. Finally, we once again discuss the DTV transition and wonder how many people know what's going on.

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Program
01:08 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 073 - 02.20.2008
11:00 - Sony announces BDP-S350, BDP-S550: first new Blu-ray players since the fall of HD DVD
16:37 - HD DVD players become DVD upscalers in format war fallout
18:31 - Analyst says consumers didn't end format war
21:39 - Two years of battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray: a retrospective
27:02 - Paramount officially Blu-ray (again)
27:11 - Nearly half of Paramount's Blu-ray titles are in stock at Amazon again
28:40 - Universal's HD DVD release slate "currently in flux"
30:31 - Warner still releasing HD DVDs until May 31st
34:39 - Warner's $400 mil payoff rumor rides again
39:18 - Pioneer to stop making 42-inch plasmas
43:35 - Yamaha beefs up AV receiver line with five newcomers
46:56 - Sharp and Sony tie the knot on LCD HDTV production
50:53 - Poll: Have you seen a DTV transition commercial?

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