Oh, does are favorite topic really get going again this week, as there's enough Blu-ray news to fill up half the show. Seriously, how could we resist talking about all the new Blu-ray players from Pioneer and Panasonic? Then there was the whole Blu-ray sales are bad, news that really wasn't news. And finally, the 8th reincarnation of the Xbox 360 Blu-ray rumor. But that's not all we talked up, as iTunes goes day-and-date with DVD and Sezmi looks for a market, then finally we were impressed at the lengths some local news channels will go, to do its part in spreading awareness about the digital transition.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh and Steve Kim

Producer:
Trent Wolbe

Program
00:57 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 083 - 04.30.2008
12:03 - Panasonic's DMP-BD50 Blu-ray player gets US release
24:59 - Philips Profile 1.1-compliant BDP7200 Blu-ray player reviewed
25:40 - Study finds high prices, hamstrung players limiting Blu-ray's dominance
28:04 - Who in their right mind would buy a Blu-ray player right now?
29:53 - Poll: Have you purchased a Blu-ray player post-fallout?
31:54 - Xbox 360 Blu-ray console shipping by September?
33:21 - Microsoft denies Xbox 360 Blu-ray reports yet again
34:25 - Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending April 27th, 2008
39:55 - Paramount officially rejoins the Blu-ray camp on May 20th
42:31 - Paramount payoff confirmed by Viacom earnings report
46:11 - Ask Engadget HD: Is switching from cable to satellite worth it?
48:19 - DirecTV AM21 finally available
49:56 - Apple iTunes to compete "day-and-date" with DVD releases -- Wal-Mart weeps (now official)
53:20 - Apple quietly enables movie purchases from Apple TV
56:25 - Sezmi looks to provide alternative for cable / satellite, confuse everyone
58:38 - Las Vegas station performs analog shutoff drill, sky does not fall


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Engadget HD Podcast 084 - 05.07.2008