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We may have had some connectivity issues during our livestream, but the magic of post production means a smooth podcast for your listening pleasure as usual. Aside from the usual topics like Netflix, 4K TVs and IPTV, Ben's still wondering how Richard manages to have time to waste for watching mult...

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Okay, we're day a late, but we're not $50 dollars short since Richard avoided the World War Z 'Mega Ticket.' That much and only a small popcorn? No, thanks. Despite seeing the movie twice for regular price, however, Ben is still convinced that Richard's the guy who hates every movie and loves ever...

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The E3 and WWDC news surges have finally calmed, so now we're back into the normal weekly groove. This week, Ben details his time using an Oculus Rift to watch recorded video and Richard attempts to ride out E3 as long as possible with our roundup. All that and more is ready to stream straight to ...

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Need a break from all that Xbox chatter? You've come to the right place -- well, after about 14 minutes into this episode of the HD Podcast, that is (we were speculating about what the news would be). With that One bit out the way, it's a good time to catch up with us on the general HD side of thi...

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This may be a slower part of the year for HD news, but we still managed to round up an hour's worth of goodies. It's an onslaught of mostly minor happenings from all the usual major players, along with your two favorite hosts. Stream it below or catch a download after the break. Hosts: Ben Drawba...

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Hulu, Blockbuster, Kaleidescape and Amazon form an odd group of digital video distributors, but they're joined together to open this week's podcast. While Amazon's Lovefilm is HD ready on the PS3 for the first time, Kaleidescape is bringing Blu-ray quality downloads to owners of its high end hardw...

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This week we have a review of the ASUS Cube Google TV, rumors of an Amazon set-top box and Microsoft announcing when it will announce the next Xbox. LG has put its 55-inch curved OLED HDTV up for pre-orders in Korea with a price of about $13K, we'll take a look at the tech before diving into Netfl...

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New remotes from Logitech and a slew of streaming video news from Netflix, Amazon and Microsoft lead off the podcast this week. Netflix finally has more customers than HBO in the US, so we'll dig into its Q4 numbers and see what's next for the streaming company. Cox, time Warner Cable and Sky all ...

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4K TVs for less than $1,500? That's the new world we live in, as we dive into Ultra HD, next Xbox rumors and more on this week's podcast. Meanwhile, news of the death of Panasonic plasma R&D program was apparently greatly exaggerated, so we'll figure out what to expect from the manufacturer in...

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Sony kicked off NAB 2013 with some closer-to-mainstream-than-expected 4K pricing announcements, so that's where we'll begin. Is it time to consider buying an Ultra HDTV, and is it worth even thinking about at the 65- and 55-inch sizes? We've also got our review of the Roku 3 to discuss, Netflix's ...

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This week we'll discuss several Ultra HD displays, some of which can be purchased (Samsung's $40K 85-inch LCD and JVC's $261K 8K projector) and some that can't, like Microsoft's sweet 120-inch demo unit. We also take a peek at Sonos' new soundbar, and the changing media landscape with news and rum...

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Hopefully you tuned into our Engadget HD panel from Expand this weekend, as we kick off this week's podcast discussing some of the topics covered by our guests from TiVo, Sling and Boxee. We also cover Verizon's proposal to pay stations based on how much its subscribers actually watch them, as wel...

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We've got a pair of new boxes to discuss this week, with the TiVo Mini and Roku 3 both making their debut. While we discuss what they add to the mix (and what they're still missing), other news includes the end of Netflix's public API program and UK pricing for LG's first OLED HDTV. Meanwhile Goog...

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Now that Cablevision is actually suing Viacom over channel bundling, is there a chance that major changes are coming to the pay-TV landscape? We're not entirely optimistic, and most regular listeners may already understand why but we'll lay out the obstacles as they stand (spoiler: money). Still, ...

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Now that Sony has revealed the PlayStation 4 exists (but not much else -- yet) how do we feel about the future of the living room? We'll dig into that, plus some some new home theater related news from Samsung at Mobile World Congress, the return of webOS on TVs and FIFA's acceptance of modern tec...

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We're getting the band back together. After we welcome Ryan Block and Peter Rojas back to the fold, we dig into all the news that came out of the AllThingsD conference last week. Sony, Dish, Microsoft, Intel and others had plenty to say, but did we believe everything we heard? We're also on the bl...

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This week kicks off with a slew of set-top box news: Dish is shipping its Hopper with Sling DVR, the TiVo Mini DVR is available on Suddenlink and Roku's next media streamer just hit the FCC. Moving onto more modern concerns, second screen apps for events like the Super Bowl, the NBA All-Star game ...

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With the NFL season finally over after the massive spectacle that was Super Bowl XLVII, we're ready to pore over the stats and see how internet streaming, social media and second screen apps affected the big game. Also, Netflix has been in the news heavily with the debut of House of Cards, so we'l...

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Did you miss us? Richard and Ben needed a second dose of recovery time after all the madness from our post-CES podcast, but now we're back to normalcy. This week, we do our best to keep the earnings numbers to a minimum and, instead, focus on topics like the amazing CGI effects from Jurassic Park ...

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Here's the good news: Ben and Richard survived the so-named CES Death Flu. Good thing, too, because we're not finished with the onslaught of UHD display tech from Vegas in the least. Among various HD talking points, we've got an interview straight from the slow floor with Sharp's Jim Sanduski abou...

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