It's Monday, and we know that getting the week started can be tough. We're here to help by letting you peek into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to tape on Monday, December 7th at 6:30PM ET. Think of it as a kind of time machine that will help you power through your day by reviewing what happened in the week HD-wise. Embedded Ustream tools and a list of topics after the break. Hell freezes over, the FCC admits that CableCARD is a failure
Time Warner wants to know if it should get tough about rate hikes
Ask Engadget HD: Best video encoding process to maximize quality & compatibility?
SSD drives don't help dedicated Windows Media Center PCs much
Sony and FIFA team up to make the World Cup 3D
Inside Sharp's new LCD factory, we can see our next HDTV from here
The HD Guru tries to burn-in a plasma, but fails

Universal's BD-59 Blu-ray / DVD flip discs to debut on Bourne trilogy releases
Terminator: Salvation's McG hosts the first audio Blu-ray director's chat session tonight
Poll: How do you feel about Comcast buying NBC?

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