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Engadget HD Podcast 156 - 09.22.2009

Trent Wolbe

It's been a really slow week in news, but we got together with the Ustream crowd to talk about some HD. Whether it's over an open data pipe, walled garden marketplace, networked Blu-ray player, or an all-consuming media tank, having choices for getting entertainment into your eyeballs and eardrums is a good thing. With that in mind, we talk about the FCC's first steps towards 'net neutrality, Zune Marketplace content playback on MCE, VUDU on LG's BD390, and Popcorn Hour's C-200. Choice is something you'll have less of if you're sticking with Blockbuster as it closes down stores, however. After a brief dalliance in a fantasy world of designer 3D glasses, we come back to reality with a good, long review of this season's new TV shows -- there's enough good stuff in there that even antenna-heads should be able to keep their DVRs nicely stocked with HD this year. We apologize ahead of time if you notice any audio glitches in this week's 'cast, there were a few technical issues but we should have them ironed out be next week.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim, Richard Lawler

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:43 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 155
04:37 - FCC chairman formally proposes net neutrality rules
11:55 - Zune Marketplace HD videos will play on Extenders for Media Center
16:25 - Vudu on the LG BD390 will bitstream Dolby Digital Plus
23:23 - Blockbuster plans to part with 960 retail stores by end of 2010
28:30 - RealD figures designer glasses might help the acceptance of 3D
39:15 - The Popcorn Hour C-200 media streamer makes its way into the wild
42:10 - Ask Engadget HD: 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound audio for beginners?
48:57 - Time to set your DVRs for the Fall season


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