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The update that all HD DirecTiVo fans have been waiting for was finally transmitted last night and now we're all waiting for our TiVo's to update. Although the update is downloaded via satellite, the update is kicked off when your TiVo phones home. Unfortunately all the calling in the world won't n...

September 14th 2006 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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If your the type of person who hates all the HD DVD vs Blu-ray talk on the podcast then this is the week for you. We literally talk about the war for about 10 minutes. The Series3 gets most of the time as we cover how great it should be(Ben won't shut up about it) and why. We also cover some of the...

September 13th 2006 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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We all knew the time would come when the studios would have reason to enable HDCP and it appears that it may be time. Someone correct us if we're wrong, but this device, named Intensity, looks like it will enable consumers to record via HDMI and for only $249. Considering the costs of other HD reco...

September 13th 2006 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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It appears that our buddy Dave Zatz has been holding out on his this entire time and has the scoop on the Series 3 at the price of his soul. We don't blame him, we would have sold our soul and his to get an early look like this at the Series 3. We forgive you Dave!Almost everything we thought we kn...

September 12th 2006 at 7:11am 0 Comments
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File this under cool, umm what does it do? ... Ohh cool, but we hope they are better at designing electronics than using Photoshop. This is a ATSC tuner with a twist, you set this little guy up on your network and wire it to your OTA antenna and whala you can now watch HDTV on any PC in your house....

September 11th 2006 at 8:05pm 0 Comments
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Although we don't cover these shows in our daily HDTV listings, tonight is the first night that Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are supposed to go HD. We realize that many local affiliates are not setup for syndication, but we will be checking our local stations in hopes to catch some HD game shows. W...

September 11th 2006 at 4:18pm 0 Comments
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It seems the two formats are taking turns again, as HD DVD knocks out 8 titles, this is only the second time we have seen that many titles in one week. We're not sure where the Blu-ray love is this week, maybe they are taking the week off in preparation for Disney's first titles that are to be relea...

September 11th 2006 at 1:12pm 0 Comments
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We know that the TiVo isn't inexpensive by any means: currently the highest tier (180-hour TiVo Series2 DT DVR) will run you a few hundred dollars per year. However, the newest TiVo, the Series3 will retail for $800, a fair jump from its last iteration. HDBeat examines the question: is the Series3 i...

September 10th 2006 at 2:33am 0 Comments
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A trend we have witnessed over the past few years is when a studio show gets a new studio that usually means they get HD. We saw it with Sportscenter, GMA and soon on the "Today" show. But this week we saw a new era of CBS news from arguably the HD leader, but no HD for Katie Couric and the CBS Eve...

September 8th 2006 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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HD Beat is one of my favorite blogs here at Weblogs Inc, and they recently called something "a bigger revolution in home theater than the Nintendo Wii controller is to gaming." Can you guess what they were talking about? They're referring to the XMB interface, but adapted for the home theatre enviro...

September 7th 2006 at 10:05pm 0 Comments
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So we lied about making a habit out of delaying the Podcast, better late than never right? We would explain it, but who cares about excuses when you are waiting for a Podcast? We eventually celebrate the beginning of the College Football season and discuss the opening weekend of games, including ESP...

September 7th 2006 at 3:23pm 0 Comments