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Engadget HD Podcast 076 - 03.12.2008

Trent Wolbe
We kick this week's show off a little differently -- by lamenting about Pioneer's plans for its plasma production. Next we talk up upcoming TiVo devices and DirecTV HD channels, and then move on to the format war -- which was really light. This seems to be a weird time for Blu-ray, as the real end of HD DVD draws near, there doesn't seem to be as many Blu-ray announcements as we'd expect. Who knows how long we'll have to wait for the remaining to studios to release Blu titles.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh and Steve Kim

Trent Wolbe

00:25 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 075 - 03.05.2008
08:48 - Pioneer officially ends in-house plasma production, Kuro LCDs coming soon
12:40 - TiVo still working on a DVR with two-way features like VOD
17:26 - DirecTV 11 gears up for March 17th launch
18:50 - DirecTV's HR21 Pro gets inspected, now available
22:11 - Fox goes all-HD for 2008 MLB season
23:28 - The first ESPNews HD screenshots
24:50 - Circuit City quietly accepting HD DVD player trade-ins
27:17 - BDA not licensing Blu-ray technology to Chinese manufacturers
31:19 - Samsung kills BD-UP5500 combo player before it ever truly lived
33:48 - Joe Kane offers upgrade pricing for forthcoming DVE: HD Basics


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