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Engadget HD Podcast 136 - 05.14.2009

Trent Wolbe
We're sticking with our format of taking live comments from the Ustream chat at the end of each topic. Big news on the HTPC front this week, as a way to get CableCARDs working with non-OEM supplied systems was unveiled and we even went through the process of getting the job done. If DIY HTPC tech isn't geeky enough for you, you'll probably like our HD 101 explanation of some of the alphabet soup in HDTV. We also talk about some gear that's passed through our hands lately, including the SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone, Samsung's wall-mounted BD-P4600 Blu-ray player, and Logitech's Harmony Adapter for the PlayStation 3. Toss in some discussion about BD-Live's failure to capture our imagination, debate about whether to take in the new Star Trek movie in an IMAX or DLP theater, DISH Turbo HD customers missing out on the latest HD offerings, and chewing over what to do about line conditioners for your theater rig, and we call it a podcast!

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:01:38 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 135 - 05.06.2009
00:06:40 - How to install a CableCARD tuner in your DIY Media Center
00:24:00 - HD 101: What is ATSC, PSIP, QAM, and 8-VSB?
00:36:56 - SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone coming shortly: $29.99, no 3G support
00:42:28 - Hands-on with the Samsung BD-P4600 Blu-ray player
00:52:05 - Logitech Harmony Adapter for Playstation 3 -- official, real, and in our hands
00:57:30 - Sony Pictures responds to your poll results, discusses the future of BD-Live
01:04:43 - Best Buy still leads in Blu-ray sales, but Wal-mart is closing in
01:07:22 - Poll: Is Star Trek better at an IMAX or a DLP theater?
01:12:55 - All DISH customers with 5 new national HD channels step forward -- not so fast Turbo HD subs
01:16:45 - Ask Engadget HD: Best power and line conditioners for a big home theater?


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