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Engadget HD Podcast 111 - 11.12.2008

Trent Wolbe
We spend some time digressing on listener feedback before diving into a double-header of Windows 7 news -- evidence of DirecTV USB tuner support and native support for DivX and on-the-fly transcoding. Our story about the digital transition video gets us talking about the fast-approaching date, and we suspect that after CES in January we'll be seeing a torrent of more news on the topic. It's hard to believe the election was only a week ago, but we spend a little time talking about the coverage we took in to watch the results come in. Our newly-elected officials definitely will have to contend with getting consumer confidence back up, and we saw a reflection of this in our poll where about a third of you said the economy has made you diall down your HD purchasing frenzy. But even in a downturn, you've got to have some content to watch, and this week's "Ask Endgadget HD" feature saw a lot of you chime in on your preferred movie rental source. With Vudu claiming the HD title lead, the little box that could might be a contender for some of you; but unfortunately for us, disposable income (specifically, lack thereof) has put the Vudu in the "not right now" category.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh and Steve Kim

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:49 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 110 - 11.05.2008

19:05 - Windows 7 includes a driver for the DirecTV HDCP-20 USB tuner
22:01 - Windows 7 to natively support DivX and transcoding?
25:43 - Digital TV transition spoof video is both informative and hilarious
32:52 - A look at Election Night ratings: ABC gains, others lose
39:04 - Poll: Has "the economy" shaken your HD purchase plans?
40:34 - Ask Engadget HD: What's the best movie rental service?
41:47 - VUDU now home to 1,100 HD titles: "largest HD library in existence"


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