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Engadget HD Podcast 073 - 02.20.2008

Trent Wolbe
If you've had enough talk about HD DVD's decision to discontinue HD DVD, then you need to just move along, because this week we spend almost the entire show replaying the events from the past week that led up to yesterday's official announcement. Looking back it seems so obvious now how everything fell together, but that's why they say hindsight is 20/20. Looking forward we ponder all the new questions we have moving forward to, so if you thought we'd run out of things to talk about now that HD DVD is out, think again.

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00:33 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 072 - 02.14.2008
06:10 - Amazon takes 50% off 150 HD DVDs
06:58 - Warner's stance on restocking HD DVDs: only if demand necessitates
08:24 - Toshiba gearing up to drop HD DVD?
09:05 - HD DVD deathwatch: we're making it official
10:00 - Poll: Is your Wal-Mart scaling back its HD DVD player lineup?
10:36 - Wal-Mart to officially discontinue HD DVD sales by June
11:45 - HD DVD movies get sold cheap at DeepDiscount
13:09 - Toshiba pulling the plug on HD DVD already? - Yup it's over.
15:55 - Paramount's Transformers showing up in Blu-ray attire?
18:05 - Blu-ray discs reach 1.5 million sold, HDM still trails DVD's first two years
20:57 - J.D. Power finds Blu bandwagon already full of salespeople
22:28 - Toshiba shares surge ahead of HD DVD abandonment
23:05 - Toshiba claims "no decision" on HD DVD strategy as desertions continue
24:38 - Samsung expected to focus efforts on Blu-ray
25:32 - BDA sez Toshiba and Microsoft are "more than welcome" to go Blu
26:10 - Does everyone know the war is officially over but us?
27:28 - Official: HD DVD dead and buried, format war is over
30:01 - Toshiba: "no plans" to adopt Blu-ray
42:00 - T-minus one year till the US analog shutoff: are you ready?
47:05 - DVRs increase TV consumption, and Nielsen ought to know


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