Latest in Hd

Image credit:

Engadget HD Podcast 127 - 03.10.2009

Trent Wolbe
Not so many topics this week, but we still manage to wring an hour of HD-talk out with lots of internet TV. We go around on ZillionTV, and we're not really sure of what's in store or how exactly it will be implemented, but we don't see a good case for it anyways. Clearly, lots of people are "interested" in internet TV, and we didn't need an analyst to tell us that -- the question will be in how much it costs and what exactly is delivered to end users. Oh, and quality of service -- which is something that boxee won't be able to promise for Hulu delivery now that the two parties appear to be going tit-for-tat. Internet delivery and piracy follow each other closely, but at least pirate bootleggers may be stifled by audio watermarks that can tie a theater seat to a disc purchased from a street stall outfit. We wrap up with some physical media discussion; Disney is giving you more with its Pinocchio Blu-ray by filling in those pesky black side bars with graphics while Fox is taking extra features out of its rental DVDs.

Get the podcast

[iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (MP3).
[RSS - MP3] Add the Engadget HD Podcast feed to your RSS aggregator and have the show delivered automatically
[RSS - AAC] Enhanced feed, subscribe to this with iTunes.
[Zune]Subscribe to the Podcast directly in the Zune Marketplace
[MP3] Download the show (MP3).

Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim

Producer: Trent Wolbe

01:12 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 125 - 03.04.2009
07:41 - ZillionTV brings ad-based streaming content to the television
19:11 - Analyst: Nearly half of broadband households are interested in Internet TV
22:16 - Hulu blocks boxee browser entirely, gloves get ripped halfway off
30:55 - Poll: Do you watch internet-based TV?
34:20 - Amazon HD VOD still on the way for TiVo, at some point
37:33 - Audio watermarks let the MPAA know where a recording was taken, but not by whom
43:33 - Pinocchio's Blu-ray black bars filled in with Disney View
47:27 - Fox cuts out the extras on rental discs


From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr