We kick things off with a trifecta of 3D news -- whether you've seen it or not, whether you think it's the next big thing or just a gimmick, it's coming; and not a moment too soon for former 3D naysayer Ben. He's full of surprises this week as he also was smitten by the VUDU HDX black magic on the LG BD 390 Blu-ray player. Maybe it's the integration with a top-notch Blu-ray deck, or maybe he's just easier to please during football season, but it's hard to fault the picture quality and -- thanks to Dolby Digital Plus bitstreaming -- the audio. For sure, HTPC video cards have a little ways to go before they can deliver the same ease of use at everyman prices. Speaking of what's not easy to use, we also talk about CableCard's failure to deliver a world of premium content flowing freely across wildly imaginative devices.
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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Steven Kim, Richard Lawler
Producer: Trent Wolbe
00:01:34 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 157
00:07:00 - Survey says consumer won't pay that much extra for 3D
00:15:50 - Poll: Would you rather see live 1080p or high quality 3D from your cable / satellite provider?
00:27:10 - Sony single lens 240 fps camera is great for 3D (& 2D) sports
00:29:24 - New Digital Copies on the actual Blu-ray Disc from Sony exclusively for the PSP
00:35:07 - VUDU on the LG BD390 review
00:49:10 - ATI Radeon HD 5870 is the first video card to bitstream TrueHD and DTS-HD
00:53:28 - Only 443,000 CableCARDs deployed into consumer's equipment
01:00:59 - Ask Engadget HD: How do I hook up surround sound without cables running everywhere?