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Engadget HD Podcast 033 - 09.27.2006

Trent Wolbe
Both Ben and Matt had CableCARDs installed this week and start the show off talking the good and the bad they experienced. Ironically, one of the installations went smoothly and the other one didn't, but they were both installed in time for a weekend filled with football. The two of 'em discuss what the heck DirecTV is doing with their high-def programming and possible replacements for the fledgling providers. The high-def format war was discussed at the end of the show with new content and the possible price of the XBOX 360 HD DVD drive.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh and Matt Burns

Producer: Trent Wolbe

Format: 46:59, 21.5 MB, MP3

3:55 - Welcome to EngadgetHD!
5:45 - CableCards here to stay or suffering a slow death?
11:35 - ABC HD College Football Regional Coverage Maps
13:15 - A sports fans guide for choosing the right HDTV content provider
16:30 - National Geographic committed to high-def
18:35 - Where is HDNet on Comcast?
22:25 - DIRECTV's magical, disapearing high-def station
24:30 - DIRECTV gets whats comin' to them
27:37 - Apple to enter the flat panel biz?
33:25 - Why hasn't Apple included a Blu-ray drive in any of their computers?
36:40 - Black Hawk Down finally coming out on Blu-ray
40:05 - Xbox 360 fall update adds 1080p output, HD DVD add-on hits Japan for $170 US
41:30 - Xbox 360 HD DVD playback: Maximum 1080i via component, 1080p VGA-only
43:35 - Sony cuts Japan PS3 price 20%, adds HDMI to 20GB model
46:00 - PS3: No price cut for the US, Dolby TrueHD audio support in but component cables out?


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