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Engadget HD Podcast 052 - 10.03.2007

Trent Wolbe
We're really getting back into the swing of things and look forward to cranking out a new episode every week. This week we go on for a relatively long time, but we don't spend it on the format war as only a few of those stories made the show. The big news this week was DirecTV's HD additions -- which for the most part disappoint -- but other providers are passing on the stretch-o-vision too. Finally we talk a little hardware, where we can't figure out why voice recognition is more sought after than a great contrast ratio.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh and Steve Kim

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09:46 - The Format War is Blu-ray's to lose
11:13 - Samsung pulls plug on BDP-2400, delays BD-UP5000
13:06 - What's the deal with 24p?
17:00 - DirecTV launches 21 new HD channels
20:08 - Comcast rolls out new HD channels too
21:29 - Bright House Networks to add 8 new HD channels
21:49 - TBS HD carriage deals, have to be some kind of record
25:21 - The Speed Channel to go HD in February
27:15 - Does Media Center have a future?
31:54 - Best Buy's survey says, 90% still don't understand HDTV
36:03 - Pioneer's new Kuro line, the new reference for contrast?
39:59 - The HD Guru reveals the flaws in the latest HDTVs
42:28 - The public has spoken, voice recognition is the winner


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