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Streaming services, set-top boxes and dongles are dominating HD news this week, and there's quite a few to discuss. Rumors are bubbling up about more Amazon hardware to match the competition's offerings and Chromecast continues to make headlines with the international roll out of its diminutive de...

March 19th 2014 at 5:06pm 0 Comments
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If the Titanfall release had coincided with the start of March Madness, there probably wouldn't have been a podcast this week. As it is, we had to tear Richard away from his Xbox One to help Ben review the HD details that have been pouring in. There's a constant shuffle of content, ISP deals and up...

March 12th 2014 at 4:41pm 0 Comments
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It's the week of HD content news in its many various guises: streaming, video, award shows and service cancellations, all wedged in amidst a couple of physical devices. Actually, the hardware is content-enabling as well, with the new Roku Streaming Stick and an N64 mod that gives your classic gear...

March 5th 2014 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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The HD news heap has reached a toppling point, so Ben and Richard get to work sifting through all the insanity from the past week. One of the major talking points is the streaming bottleneck of Netflix's content on various service providers. This prompts Ben to provide an overview of the labyrinthi...

February 27th 2014 at 4:44pm 0 Comments
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Updates, apps and mergers are piling up as we head deeper into 2014, leaving little room for idle chatter as Ben and Richard get down to business. The Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal is still reverberating through the news and it's dovetailing with yet another Apple TV rumor. Google's giving Chr...

February 19th 2014 at 5:01pm 0 Comments
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Olympic fever is gripping the nation, but Ben seems immune. Perhaps he hasn't discovered short track speed skating, a sport that Richard enjoys for its Michael Bay-like pace and frequent wipeouts. Comcast is even delivering its online coverage of the action in Sochi to its Xfinity TV subscribers, a...

February 12th 2014 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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While the Northeast is suffering through some heavy weather, Ben is getting ready to enjoy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray, from a significantly sunnier locale. Regardless of your local forecast though, there's definitely a deluge of HD news and content to catch up on. After all, the...

February 5th 2014 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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The rumor mill has been grinding away this week, providing juicy bits of Apple and Amazon news for Ben and Richard to chew on. Netflix also announces its new 'post-play' feature, which prompts the crew to request a sleep detection feature. While a Kinect-type solution may seem invasive, it would be...

January 30th 2014 at 6:34pm 0 Comments
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It's that time of year again, CES is fading from memory, football season is wrapping up and Ben is tempted to cut the cable cord with less of his favorite sports programming on the air. The lull in pigskin-based TV probably doesn't have much to do with reports of declining subscribers for premium c...

January 22nd 2014 at 3:08pm 0 Comments
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As the dust settles on the Las Vegas Convention Center, Richard and Ben regroup to take a brief look at the highlights from CES, but for the most part, there's still fresh HD news to discuss. There's been a storm brewing over at DirectTV and if you're a subscriber, you'll have to hear about it on a...

January 17th 2014 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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It's time for a rundown of all the best in HD news from CES this week and it's a heckuva long list. Ben Drawbaugh joins Richard Lawler to hash it out and discuss whether 4K has matured enough to settle in for the long haul. LG, Sony, Samsung and surprisingly Vizio were among the key players this pa...

January 11th 2014 at 8:08pm 0 Comments
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This year's CES show floor has been inundated with 4K sets, giving Richard, Michael and some surprise guests plenty to talk about. Content is a hot topic and there's plenty of 4K sources being announced, but until they arrive on the market, we're going to have to stick with Blu-rays to get the mos...

January 8th 2014 at 2:43pm 0 Comments