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Engadget HD Podcast 159 - 10.13.2009

Trent Wolbe

Podcast musical chairs continues, as Richard returns this week Steve steps out, but never fear -- unless of course you have an intense physical reaction to discussions on 3D, Blu-ray and analyst predictions. In that case, it might be time to reach for the Xanax, or at least skip well ahead to our discussions regarding upcoming home theater upgrades, what setup might go best with your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, and what exactly can be done to take care of loud commercials. Finally, we take a minute to see what new fall programming has stuck in our viewing rotation (not much.)

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

Producer: Trent Wolbe

01:00 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 158
08:25 - A 1998 Forrester Research prediction about HDTVs wasn't even close
17:58 - Timeframe for the 3D infiltration? 3 - 4 years, says Panasonic president
20:10 - Panasonic's 50-inch 1080p 3D plasma spotted, watched at CEATEC
24:27 - Pixar talks about what it took to upgrade Toy Story to 3D
27:30 - Blu-ray outpacing DVD adoption, will never reach its penetration
30:35 - Wal-Mart cutting back DVD and Blu-ray display area
33:38 - Poll: What part of your home theater is getting upgraded this holiday season?
40:15 - Ask Engadget HD: Best home theater setup for gaming?
42:26 - It'll probably take an act of congress to ban loud commercials


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