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Engadget HD Podcast 134 - 04.29.2009

Trent Wolbe
This week was a little slow for news, so we decided to try out a live chat room in USTREAM alongside our podcast, just to keep the degree of difficulty up. Between weaving in and out of conversations, we had a lot of talk about DVRs -- DirecTV is working on adding features, Moxi is lowering the barrier to entry, and TiVo is letting the competition catch up. The old red vs. blu topic came up for the first time in a long time, but Warner's Red2Blu trade-in program is more "assimilation/reconstruction" than "war." The next fight that comes to an end could very well be plasma vs. LCD, but from the reviews of Panasonic's 2009 plasma TVs that are coming in, it looks like plasma will go down swinging. Finally, the NFL managed to sneak onto the podcast with HD draft coverage. Thanks to all who joined us in the chat room; we'll spill the beans on getting you involved with the podcast as soon as we have a plan!

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:50 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 133 - 04.22.2009
07:20 - RealDVD ripping software heads to court, fair use advocates on pins and needles
11:24 - Cutting Edge update brings multiroom, dual live buffers to DirecTV HR2x / R22 HD DVRs
15:45 - Digeo offers Moxi DVRs for easy monthly payments
19:05 - Ten years of TiVo: how far we haven't come
23:56 - Amazon Video on Demand supports 5.1 surround on TiVo (plus hands-on)
25:10 - Warner reintegrates HD DVD faithful with Red2Blu trade-in program
27:07 - CNET reviews Panasonic's 720p TC-P50X1 plasma
32:52 - ESPN prepping its first HD NFL draft coverage


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