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E3 is under way this week, and early presentations from Microsoft and Nintendo has already given us plenty to talk about. Between the Xbox 360s enhanced set-top box suite of apps and SmartGlass second screen demos and the Wii U GamePad's IR control they're more a part of the home theater than ever.

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As we kick off the 300+ episode era, we welcome a guest, Engadget's own Steve Dent, to talk about high frame rate 3D filmmaking and why (or if) we should be excited about it. Other big news in the week gone by are new developments in Amazon streaming as it launched on the Xbox 360, while Comcast's

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This week the Engadget HD podcast crew rolls the odometer over 300 episodes, but it's no big deal. Especially not when we've got new hardware and software from the likes of TiVo and Comcast to discuss during Cable Show 2012. Comcast is actually all over the news this week, with bandwidth policy cha

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Episode number 299 comes in with a bang as automated commercial skipping makes its triumphant return to the DVR with Dish Network's \"Auto Hop\" and we also take a peek at the updated TiVo Premiere XL4. Also invading this week is a flood of OLED news, from production models delivered by Samsung and s

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This week we've got plenty of Media Center news, tied up in an overall Microsoft-centric episode focused on its new subsidized Xbox 360 offer and plans for Windows 8. Fortunately, we've got the perfect guest on hand as the illustrious James Montemagno of Ceton joins us for this podcast. Once we're

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This week's podcast runs a little longer than normal, but only because we've got so much to discuss. From Ben's review to the new Dish Hopper whole-home DVR to the latest Windows Media Center news from Ceton. There's a little bit of everything also, from talk of high-framerate 3D to Dolby's new Atm

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This week on the Engadget HD podcast it's not all about Netflix -- it just seems that way. The streaming company has new apps out on the Xbox 360 and coming to TiVo, but we're also going to be busy talking about surround sound and possible reasons why more people don't use it. Other streaming servi

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This week we've got a fresh set of video apps for the Xbox 360, including Comcast Xfinity TV, HBO Go and MLB.tv. In a bit of a throwback session, we've also got some discussion concerning Windows Media Center (both in Windows 8 and the upcoming Ceton Q), Kaleidescape and even our old friend tru2way

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No guests this week, just us but we've got a quick and dirty podcast with news of TiVo's latest DVR plus some freshly updated iPad apps from Netflix and DirecTV. The Xbox 360 has its own new apps to deliver as well, while Sky is still creeping towards a different kind of pay-TV service with its upc

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We've got a few special treats for you this week, as podcast listener and frequent commenter Andrew Beck joins us on the show. Later on, we have an interview with DTS VP of Corporate Strategy and Development David McIntyre stops by to discuss the latest developments with Ultraviolet and the Common

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The new iPad and Apple TV are not only finally official, they're also both full HD-ready for the first time. As such, they're leading off this week's (slightly late-arriving, hopefully that hasn't completely ruined your scheduled listening plans) podcast, while we round out our Apple coverage with

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We're caught in the middle between Microsoft and Apple announcements this week, but we'll try and make the best of it. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has hit the streets and word is Media Center is present and accounted, so of course we have to take a look. Afterwards, we dig into the latest digita

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Despite the flood of phone and tablet news coming in from Mobile World Congress we have found a few HD related tidbits for this week's podcast. Thanks to Comcast, TiVo and Moxi there's plenty going on in streaming and DVR news, while Google Fiber is preparing its entry in Kansas City. Netflix fans

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Welcome to a special President's Day Engadget HD podcast (ok, not that special) where we kick things off with last week's hot button topic: universal pricing. Is a forced even playing field between online and B&M retailers fair, or harmful to the consumer? You guys sounded off in the comments,

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We're back with 2012's first post-football Engadget HD podcast. How will we survive in these harsh, unforgiving lands? We're not sure, but there's still plenty of news to discuss including the latest rumors from Google and Apple, and pricing info on some of 2012's most anticipated HDTVs. Not happy

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It's been a busy week in HD, with surprising new streaming offerings on the way from the likes of Sky and Verizon / Redbox, while Apple and Google each also pushed more minor updates to their TV boxes. Vizio is nearly ready to release a new format of HDTV in the US, and we also got some hands on ti

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It's earnings season, which adds a businessy angle to this week's Engadget HD podcast but that's not dimming our spirits when we've got new Harmony remotes from Logitech on the (distant) horizon. Verizon, Netflix and Apple also have numbers to talk about, but if spreadsheets aren't your thing we've

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Rested and recovered after CES, we're back, and where else to get started but...CES. A quick roundup covers some of our favorite products from the show, before we dive into the latest news from Netflix and Hulu. TiVo is also in the news with some interesting DVR stats and wide rollout of its latest

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As CES comes to a close, we've got the second and final Engadget HD Podcast of the show ready for your listening (and viewing) pleasure. The guys of Ceton Corp were good enough to stop by, and they brought their slick six tuner Windows Media Center Embedded DVR and extender boxes with them. After th

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We're live and in your faces from CES 2012, with our first podcast, including video taken right on the AOL / Engadget stage between North and Central hall. We had plenty to discuss, from Dish's big announcements to Ceton's too-good-to-be-true embedded Media Center DVR. There's all kinds of new displ

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