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A short time ago, your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler celebrated the 400th episode of the Engadget HD Podcast and it was a milestone achievement. After this week, however, the show will be on hiatus as we re-envision the future of how we deliver HD and other news beyond the website proper....

June 18th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. The non-stop onslaught of conferences are actually over, so we're back to the regular topics; the FCC and new streaming options. There are a few other items of note we'll be coverin...

June 17th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Has it been two weeks since we last saw you? Yep, but audio-file-munching software systems couldn't keep us away this week, so get ready. There are piles of console related tidbits on top of E3 this week, with Sony launching its PlayStation TV device in the US and Microsoft's Xbox One getting dis-...

June 11th 2014 at 3:41pm 0 Comments
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It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. Another week, another mega show to announce the latest in consumer electronics. This week it's E3 and while it is heavy on gaming news, obviously, we cherry picked our favorite home...

June 10th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. Although it's the week of Apple's WWDC, the big news for the HD world is what wasn't announced. So we'll go over life with a home theater without apps on the Apple TV as well as a f...

June 3rd 2014 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to the 400th HD Podcast! Similar words were typed back in February 2006, when the fledgling HDBeat Podcast was launched, with a slightly younger Ben Drawbaugh at the helm. Richard is no slouch himself, having racked up over 200 episodes in the series, and we're also joined by former editor...

May 29th 2014 at 5:27pm 0 Comments
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It's Tuesday Wednesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. This might be our 400th show, but that doesn't mean we're taking the week off from covering the latest news. Sure, we'll pause to reflect about the last eight years, but w...

May 28th 2014 at 8:07pm 0 Comments
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Things are heating up in the HD world this week, but definitely not enough to cook a pizza properly. AT&T is making a bid to buy DirecTV for a hefty sum, unless the company's NFL Sunday Ticket portion doesn't pan out, leaving them with an escape clause. Other deals afoot include the Comcast an...

May 21st 2014 at 5:29pm 0 Comments
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It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. Another week goes by and another rumor comes true, AT&T and DirecTV announced a merger. We'll talk that and much more net neutrality this week before we move on to more HD news....

May 20th 2014 at 8:21pm 0 Comments
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Yep, there's more net neutrality talk this week, but look on the bright side: at least Eastbound & Down has arrived on Blu-ray. But it doesn't take a major leaguer to throw a curveball, as exemplified by Netflix's one dollar price hike for all its subscribers. The upside? If you're an existing...

May 15th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. It finally happened, Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox One. We'll discuss what that means for HD geeks, and perhaps even more importantly, how big a deal it is that streaming...

May 14th 2014 at 8:34pm 0 Comments
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Stories about net neutrality and slowed connectivity continue to surface, and the FCC chairman has made it clear that preferential treatment will not be tolerated. In other news, merger mayhem continues with AT&T rumored to be buying DirectTV, and Cox may join the gigabit internet club. Ben an...

May 7th 2014 at 4:34pm 0 Comments