We kick things off with a little Olympics, and based on our poll, we're not the only ones talking about the Chinese HD smorgasbord. With so much content, it's only natural that we talk about DVRs, and Verizon is looking to score a win with its DVR promotion, which would go great with the its plans to make NFL interactive via TV. Speaking of Verizon, only last week it took issue with tru2way, and the war of words spilled over to this week. We talk a little Blu-ray with the upcoming re-release of "Casino Royale" and Paramount's rebate plan to upgrade you from DVD to Blu-ray on select titles this holiday. If you're not into buying, how about rental? That's normally synonymous with Netflix, but not this past week. Mail carriers missed the daily flow of red envelopes, but everything was righted by week's end. If internet delivery is more your style, maybe Vudu can get you interested with its $0.99 rental promotion. But considering the price of entry, maybe not. We wrap up with talk about disc spinners from Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba. Two of them are blue, one not so much; guess which ones we're enthused about?


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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh and Steve Kim

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Program
01:46 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 097 - 08.13.2008
13:41 - Poll: Due to HD, have you tuned into the Olympics more?
16:55 - Verizon pushes HD DVRs in new FiOS TV promotion
19:34 - Verizon and the NFL get serious about interactive television
25:19 - tru2way camp reassures FCC this is the open standard they are looking for
28:40 - EchoStar lines up to make tru2way boxes too
32:42 - 007: Casino Royale Collector's Edition first Blu-ray Disc to double-dip
36:49 - Paramount to offer $10 rebate for select Blu-ray Disc upgrades
38:54 - Netflix shipping systems act a fool -- have you been delayed?
40:33 - Netflix shipping woes fixed, rentals flowing freely again
41:00 - VUDU announces $0.99 extended rentals, "99 for 99" movie channel
47:38 - Sony BDP-S350 review
50:14 - Panasonic prepping DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55 Blu-ray players?
52:50 - Toshiba stubbornly launches the un-Blu-ray, XD-E500 DVD player


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