Not much exciting news this week but plenty to talk about, as the Olympics have been occupying much of our time with all the HD goodness that's on almost 24 hours a day. The other topic that got more than its fair share of time this week was the TV Pack. We talk up the good and the bad and although we are enjoying the new features, we still don't understand why it is OEM only. Finally we really show our age as we take a walk down memory lane and tell our sad stories of college -- sans HDTVs in our dorm room of course.


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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh and Steve Kim

Producer:
Trent Wolbe

Program
02:54 - Ready to watch the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
08:25 - Olympics viewership through the roof, HDTV / internet to thank?
10:46 - Hands-on with the Vista Media Center TV Pack
22:43 - Did Microsoft intentionally break commercial skipping in Media Center?
27:14 - DISH Network might attempt DirecTV merger again?
28:24 - SlingPlayer 2.0 enters public beta -- without Clip+Sling
37:47 - Poll: Do you still visit the store for movie rentals?
40:30 - Colleges throwing in high-def amenities to lure in millennials


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Engadget HD Podcast 097 - 08.13.2008