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 at 5:30 pm. 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.

Early DirecTV 3D reviews take the good with plenty of the bad
Japan just barely beats MLB to first 3D broadcast
PlayStation Blu-ray 3D update arrives in September; 3D photo, PlayTV and YouTube support to follow
Toy Story 3 in 4K 3D: does higher-res equal higher enjoyment?
DVDO iScan Duo to get an update to pass 3D signal
Suddenlink to lean on TiVo for DVRs, non-DVR set tops and multiroom
Poll: Are you going to get / already set up with a multiroom DVR?

Ok that's it, providers should stop simulcasting SD to HD set-tops
Big cable companies considering packages with, wait for it, less channels
Next Apple TV to offer 99 cent streaming episode rentals?
Comcast files for DVR2Go trademark, is the portable DVR on the way?
Home Theater Review does its thing with U-Verse, comes away jaded
Intel's smart TV remote will recognize you, tailor content to your wishes


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