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Engadget HD Podcast 157 - 09.29.2009

Trent Wolbe

No epic TV reviews / previews this week (though we did have time to mention The Cleveland Show leaving Family Guy behind and moving to HD in a pretty cool way, it's embedded after the break), but there's still some post-CEDIA discussion to be hashed out. Before we get to that, Panasonic's 3D effort is one step closer to a real product with its 50-inch protype model that debuts next week, are we ready for the 3D onslaught? Then we get into a few more thoughts about the Popcorn Hour C-200, Pioneer's new upscaling receivers and whether Best Buy's all-in-one LCD & Blu-ray player could be a good deal. Then comes the CEDIA discussion and plenty of CableCARD, FCC and related discussion before moving on to Intel's sweet IDF demos. Last up is the possibility of 1080p from your cable provider, the good news Top Gear is finally coming over to HDTV, and of course, our fabulous 3rd birthday celebration.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim, Richard Lawler

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:00:43 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 156
00:01:30 - Panasonic's 50-inch 3D plasma announced, seeks fine family home
00:12:50 - Popcorn Hour C-200 hands-on
00:17:10 - Pioneer adds Anchor Bay VRS scaling to VSX-23TXH, VSX-21TXH and VSX-1019AH-K receivers
00:23:06 - Best Buy bringing value priced all-in-one 32-inch LCD & Blu-ray HDTV to stores "soon"
00:26:04 - PS3 3.0 / 3.01 firmware update making Blu-ray drive unusable?
00:27:45 - Microsoft Media Center CEDIA predictions wrap-up
00:41:07 - A first hand look at SDV and Copy Freely support in Windows 7 Media Center
00:55:50 - Cablevision asks FCC for a waiver to encrypt all Clear QAM channels
01:01:40 - The CEA asks the FCC if CableCARD is helping to spur competition
01:06:08 - Video: Intel Tru2way server streams cable all over your house
01:13:25 - Motorola's new pro encoder makes 1080p cable broadcasts a breeze
01:17:10 - BBC confirms Top Gear is filming this season in HD
01:21:17 - Happy 3rd birthday Engadget HD!


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