Another day of waiting never killed everyone and a good thing too as we had a few technical difficulties that prevented us from delivering the show on time. Never the less, the big news this week was from Netflix and the fact that evidently Blu-ray has finally grown popular enough that the cost of renting them is impacting the bottom line and thus it gets passed on to the consumer -- surprised, we're not. Of course this spun off a much larger debate of the event's impact on the internet TV ecosystem and where are we headed? Eventually we move on from talking up downloads and talk a little Blu-ray. Like the new Samsung player, another interesting poll and Microsoft's tight ties with HD DVD. Speaking of Microsoft, we talk a little codec mess, but eventually move on to some miscellaneous stories like TBS-HD stretching, DirecTV's iPhone app and a HDTV's energy consumption.


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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim

Producer: Trent Wolbe

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00:00:38 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 129 - 03.25.2009
00:19:32 - Netflix raising rates for Blu-ray subscribers by around 20 percent
00:26:11 - Is internet TV the key to à la carte?
00:39:14 - ZillionTV adds The Weinstein Company films to its streaming library
00:42:04 - Blockbuster OnDemand coming to TiVo
00:46:35 - Is Netflix PS3-bound, too?
00:50:32 - Samsung's 2009 Blu-ray player lineup officially priced
00:52:10 - Samsung BD-P1600 hands-on
00:53:33 - Poll: Have you talked anyone into going Blu?
00:54:43 - Microsoft to Toshiba: with HD DVD, we go down together
00:56:50 - Will Windows 7's integrated codec support cut off third party solutions?
01:03:35 - TBS-HD gives the stretching a little break
01:04:28 - DirecTV iPhone app now available
01:08:30 - California TV energy efficiency proposal details revealed


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Engadget HD Podcast 130 - 04.02.2009