There's a good spread of topics on the podcast this week, while staying light on the HTPC, Blu-ray and broadcast news. What does that leave? For starters, a bunch of news under the streaming, online and download headings. Continuing the theme of news from unexpected places, TiVo popped up twice in this week's show; unfortunately, no news about a revamped, mind-blowing new model or service. We saved our favorite stuff for the end of the show, as we trumpeted plasma over LCD, dispelled conspiracy theories about Blu-ray being an evil plot, and talked about how even though we love lossless audio, we don't hate the PS3. Well, at least not for the lossless audio performance.Get the podcast
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00:53:00 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 145 - 07.08.2009
00:11:40 - Blockbuster OnDemand en route to Samsung HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and home theater systems
00:18:36 - HBO, Cinemax coming to Comcast's On Demand Online
00:19:40 - Starz jumps on Comcast's On Demand Online trial, promises HD on the way
00:19:53 - CBS, Comcast On Demand Online partnership faces off premium vs. free internet streaming; 17 cable channels jump onboard
00:26:55 - Silverlight 3 out of beta, joins forces with your GPU for HD streaming
00:33:05 - 85 percent of the 14 billion videos downloaded last year were illegal
00:45:10 - TiVo asks court for a billion dollars in EchoStar case
00:54:00 - TiVo and Best Buy alliance to yield co-branded DVR, TiVo software on Insignia and Dynex TVs
01:00:23 - Numbers be damned, plasma eats LCD's cake in DisplayMate's tests
01:07:10 - Poll: Would you buy a TV running ChromeOS?
01:11:30 - Wal-mart rolls back cheap Blu-ray player price to $98
01:18:40 - So is Blu-ray really ripping off consumers?
01:22:50 - LPCM is not always equal to bitstream LISTEN (MP3)