There's a good spread of topics on the podcast this week, while staying light on the HTPC, Blu-ray and broadcast news. What does that leave? For starters, a bunch of news under the streaming, online and download headings. Continuing the theme of news from unexpected places, TiVo popped up twice in this week's show; unfortunately, no news about a revamped, mind-blowing new model or service. We saved our favorite stuff for the end of the show, as we trumpeted plasma over LCD, dispelled conspiracy theories about Blu-ray being an evil plot, and talked about how even though we love lossless audio, we don't hate the PS3. Well, at least not for the lossless audio performance.
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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim, Richard Lawler
Producer: Trent Wolbe
00:53:00 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 145 - 07.08.2009
00:11:40 - Blockbuster OnDemand en route to Samsung HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and home theater systems
00:18:36 - HBO, Cinemax coming to Comcast's On Demand Online
00:19:40 - Starz jumps on Comcast's On Demand Online trial, promises HD on the way
00:19:53 - CBS, Comcast On Demand Online partnership faces off premium vs. free internet streaming; 17 cable channels jump onboard
00:26:55 - Silverlight 3 out of beta, joins forces with your GPU for HD streaming
00:33:05 - 85 percent of the 14 billion videos downloaded last year were illegal
00:45:10 - TiVo asks court for a billion dollars in EchoStar case
00:54:00 - TiVo and Best Buy alliance to yield co-branded DVR, TiVo software on Insignia and Dynex TVs
01:00:23 - Numbers be damned, plasma eats LCD's cake in DisplayMate's tests
01:07:10 - Poll: Would you buy a TV running ChromeOS?
01:11:30 - Wal-mart rolls back cheap Blu-ray player price to $98
01:18:40 - So is Blu-ray really ripping off consumers?
01:22:50 - LPCM is not always equal to bitstream