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A short time ago, your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler celebrated the 400th episode of the Engadget HD Podcast and it was a milestone achievement. After this week, however, the show will be on hiatus as we re-envision the future of how we deliver HD and other news beyond the website proper.

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Has it been two weeks since we last saw you? Yep, but audio-file-munching software systems couldn't keep us away this week, so get ready. There are piles of console related tidbits on top of E3 this week, with Sony launching its PlayStation TV device in the US and Microsoft's Xbox One getting dis-

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Welcome to the 400th HD Podcast! Similar words were typed back in February 2006, when the fledgling HDBeat Podcast was launched, with a slightly younger Ben Drawbaugh at the helm. Richard is no slouch himself, having racked up over 200 episodes in the series, and we're also joined by former editor

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Things are heating up in the HD world this week, but definitely not enough to cook a pizza properly. AT&T is making a bid to buy DirecTV for a hefty sum, unless the company's NFL Sunday Ticket portion doesn't pan out, leaving them with an escape clause. Other deals afoot include the Comcast an

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Yep, there's more net neutrality talk this week, but look on the bright side: at least Eastbound & Down has arrived on Blu-ray. But it doesn't take a major leaguer to throw a curveball, as exemplified by Netflix's one dollar price hike for all its subscribers. The upside? If you're an existing

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Stories about net neutrality and slowed connectivity continue to surface, and the FCC chairman has made it clear that preferential treatment will not be tolerated. In other news, merger mayhem continues with AT&T rumored to be buying DirectTV, and Cox may join the gigabit internet club. Ben an

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Net neutrality is still on the table for discussion this week and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler even wants to hear your opinion on the situation. Ben and Richard share their two cents on the issue and continue to cover all the cozying up between companies including ISPs and content providers. Hulu, on

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If you have a dozen shows that always seem to overlap and you just can't bear to miss any of them, then Verizon may have just the thing. Its FiOS Media Server has arrived under the name Quantum TV DVR and it's ready to make you master of your multi-room domain. With this week's announcements, some

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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

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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

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If there's one thing to take away from this week's podcast it's that Ben's fantasy football picks finally performed positively. Well, that plus hints the next few months will be very interesting, thanks to HDMI 2.0 and rumors of an Amazon STB, among other topics. Get caught up on the last week in

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Ben spent the last week getting used to the iPhone 5s' Touch ID, while Richard advanced his career in GTA V. Fret not, however, because they still managed to keep tabs on all the latest HD news. Set aside an hour and get caught up yourself by streaming episode 368 below. Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Ric

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Yes, there was notable news in HD this week, but nothing gets Richard as fired up as Fantasy Football and GTA V. Thankfully, we were able pull him away from his Xbox for an hour of recording with Ben. The Engadget HD podcast is ready for a listen below. Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler Produ

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The season for televised football is just days away, and Richard and Ben couldn't be more elated. Tune in as they keep their excitement in check while discussing all the latest HD news. Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler Producer: Joe Pollicino Hear the podcast

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Excited about the new Tivo Roamio DVRs? Ben is, mainly because they're screamingly speedy and deliver out-of-home streaming. Aside from recapping his Roamio review, we also discuss the week's hottest HD stories -- including Richard's unabashed excitement for Saint's Row IV. This is the Engadget HD

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Right on schedule, we're back with all the latest HD news -- and a whole lot of FCC leaks and Chromecast-related updates. Better yet, Richard and Ben are ready to get Engadget HD's Yahoo Pro Pick 'em Football league going again now that we're in the pre-season. Stream this week's episode below and

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No more trilogies, folks. Ben wasn't positive at first, but Richard's convinced him it's about quadriliogies now -- at least in the world of Avatar. If only Time Warner Cable and CBS could compromise on the important issues as easily as our hosts do. Episode 361 of the Engadget HD Podcast is ready

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More Google Chromecast news than you can handle? Check. Further discussion about our review of said $35 video-streaming dongle? Double check. If Chromecast isn't your thing, we also cover the likes of some cheap 4K TVs and our anticipation for the rest of Breaking Bad. The voices of Richard and Be

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Richard saw Pacific Rim again -- shocker -- and this episode he gets Ben to contemplate a very rare visit to his local cinema to see it, period. As usual, we'll go over HD tech that's way over our budgets and wonder how others still don't live up to their potential. Still undeterred? This week's i

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Ben actually a liked a remote system by Logitech's Harmony division -- our minds are blown, too. Aside from that spoiler, Richard discusses how he hates when his social media feeds reveal movie plots. All that, along with another 30 minutes of the biggest HD news from the last week, and you've got

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