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Engadget HD Podcast 164 - 11.17.2009

Trent Wolbe

Another surprisingly epic podcast this week stats off with a bit of TiVo vs. Media center comparison held over from last week, plus a look at the latest from Moxi before pondering what HD DVD Managed Copy might have been like. Next a mini-review of the Spears & Munsil Blu-ray calibration disc spurs a live contest for our UStream audience (congratulations to the winner, wrinklefree, check for his entries after the break,) plus a chance to win for the rest of you listeners. We discuss why the NFL might be right when it says Sunday Ticket is best as-is, and some contemplation over what the FCC could do about OTA television. If that's not mind blowing enough, new TV startups Sezmi and ZillionTV get their moment of discussion, plus new video delivery solutions in the form of Blockbuster kiosks and Comcast's TV Everywhere. Closing thing's out is our weekly poll concerning the importance of surround sound -- the results may surprise you.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:00:57 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 163
00:13:33 - Moxi Fall update comes with a lower price and a new 3 tuner model
00:22:08 - HD DVD's Managed Copy was never necessarily free, was always Mandatory
00:26:32 - Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark Blu-ray mini-review
00:34:04 - DirecTV exclusive Sunday Ticket is "in the consumers' best interest"
00:40:25 - Ask Engadget HD: Should the FCC kill DTV for better technology?
01:01:45 - ZillionTV signs the final remaining major studio
01:03:20 - Sezmi's low cost cable / satellite premium TV alternative launches in L.A.
01:05:45 - Blockbuster kiosks to offer movies on SD cards, you some candy as you checkout
01:14:54 - Comcast TV Everywhere launch details: December, free for existing subs, really goes anywhere
01:19:45 - Poll: How important is surround sound to you?


Winning UStream commenter responses (we couldn't choose just one)
[7:07pm] wrinklefree: I like seeing sunburned people on my TV
[7:08pm] wrinklefree: My living room looks like a best buy, so torch mode is best
[7:09pm] wrinklefree: my heater broke and torch mode is great

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