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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...

March 26th 2013 at 9:38pm 0 Comments
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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...

March 19th 2013 at 9:14pm 0 Comments
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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...

March 12th 2013 at 8:33pm 0 Comments
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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,...

March 7th 2013 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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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...

February 26th 2013 at 7:39pm 0 Comments
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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...

February 19th 2013 at 7:36pm 0 Comments
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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...

February 12th 2013 at 8:31pm 0 Comments
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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...

February 6th 2013 at 9:29pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 30th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 19th 2013 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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Richard and Ben take to the stage once again to discuss the second wave of new releases. Joining them on stage is Ted Head from Silicon Dust who gives us a tour of its latest product. The rest of the deal we're pretty much sure you know. HD news, and lots of it. Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Ric...

January 10th 2013 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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Richard and Ben take on the first day's news from CES, and it's all got a bit of an HD angle to it. Not surprising since there's lots of HD. Super HD, Ultra HD... whatever HD, it's here at CES. Such is the flow of consumer electronics exhibitions. Get stuck in below to hear all about it, and more....

January 9th 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments