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We have all been waiting a long time and this Sunday will be the closest we have been to football in six months. While the rest of the world had their football fix this summer during the World Cup, us Americans have been waiting for the NFL and College football season to begin and while we still hav

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Just when we were getting used to the four of us on the Podcast, neither Richard or Erik could make it tonight, which leaves Matt and Ben. We had some great dialog this week. Well, some might call it an argument. Among other topics we discuss HD DVD vs Blu-ray's first picture quality shootout and wh

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We have been wondering for some time what was to come of the many former WB/UPN affiliates once the CW goes live this fall. We're not sure what rock we have been under for the past few months but most of this news is from May. Better late than never, this will possibly be the first all HD network. D

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Another week another Podcast, it's been 23 straight weeks now and we still look forward to doing the show every week. For the second straight week it was the four of us, but we are discussing the magic number and would like some feedback. We may even have a poll, but for now feel free to commit on t

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A Forbes article confirms our findings last week about DIRECTV's HD DVR being delayed until the Fall. Nothing earth shattering here, but the analysts seem to think that this will drive customers to DISH. We are not sure we agree, we suppose it's possible that some people who are taking advantage of

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The number of Blu-ray titles and quality of those titles have left some Blu-ray fanboys disappointed. It's Lionsgate's turn to announce more titles which will be available August 22nd. The latest additions will have special features which were absent in Lionsgate's first batch, but still no HD featu

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Dave Zatz continues to break news on the upcoming standalone HD TiVo known as the Series 3. He reports that TiVo has notified the FCC that the new series 3 is in testing and will be released soon. The unit will support dual CableCARDs and can also be used with a single card. This is fantastic news t

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Dennis Roy writes in to ask: Is DIRECTV ever gonna release their MPEG 4 HD DVR - have you guys used it? What's the OS like?Dennis we are all wondering the same thing. In January at CES they claimed it would be available 2nd quarter of this year, well that has come and gone and there has been no offi

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Wow slow week for both formats, but something is better than nothing. Blu-ray actually doesn't increase their number this week because these movies were scheduled for release last week, but according to our sources they were rescheduled. We are also not going to count the Classical Touches of which

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DIRECTV customers with the HD TiVo are finally getting what we have been waiting for; the 6.3 update that every other TiVo in the world had had for years. This update includes folders to help you organize your shows as well as performance improvements, which we all know the HD TiVo can take every pe

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That's right, roughly a year ago this blog kicked off, with posts that looked a lot like the ones we have now. We've decided to celebrate our birthday on July 4th (that's right, we're giving you a day off of work to celebrate HD Beat). It's been a great year of high-def news, from easter eggs to Ent

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Just another week here at HD Beat as we crank out our 20th podcast. To be fair we record it the day before so it's not like were working on a holiday. Once again we discuss the latest format war and Matt share some first hand retail experiences with Blu-ray. The one guy who did buy one returned it w

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It was starting look like an off week for both HD DVD and Blu-ray, but a few days ago HDNet announced that they were going to release some of their original content on HD DVD. The new titles are available now on their online store. According to the HDNet employee that posted at AVS, they are plannin

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Have you ever listened to a podcast and really felt like you had something to contribute? We are looking for someone to do just that for an upcoming episode of our HDBeat podcast. You don't have to have any \"professional\" podcasting experience just some knowledge about high-def in general, a mic and

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The battle has officially begun and we are not very surprised to hear that Blu-ray is off to a slow start, we are however disappointed. Sony had been bragging about the amount of resources it was dedicating to the marketing blitz. We don't know about anyone else but we have yet to see a single Blu-r

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Have you been meaning to upgrade your OTA antenna to prevent dropped signals during your favorite HD program? You may want to wait till next week before spending your money. July 1st is the deadline set by the FCC for all DTV stations to go full power or forfeit the interference protection of t

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We had a short week this week because of last weeks delay, but that didn't stop us from filling a 45 minute show. After we review last weeks comments we cover Joshua's ask HDBeat question and move on to more HD DVD vs Blu-ray news, I know , I know , big surprise. We talk a little about the TWIT gang

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All the HD Beat readers and podcast listeners know we love the guys at This Week in Tech. We have enjoyed watching them on TechTV and listening to their podcast. We were very honored this week when Patrick referenced us on how Moviebeam works. It was a short quote after Leo questions the response, h

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Here we are officially in the new format war, this is week two of releases and Blu-ray is still catching up to HD DVD, but has a long way to go. In the past we have been using one source for this information and our laziness has been revealed by a few as previous posts have not been 100% accurate. F

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Joshua Nelson has a big problem and needs to get it off his chest. He could not find any of his \"real friends\" that would care about it so he turned to us. Well Josh...we can call you Josh right...we are here to help man. See 'ol Josh here has been looking at the new Toshiba HD DVD and Sony Blu-ray

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