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Engadget HD Podcast 176 - 01.26.2010

Trent Wolbe

No guests this week, but there's still plenty of HD related topics to talk about. Of course that includes 3D, but after that we had time to discuss a new Blu-ray player from Oppo, future possibilities for digital distribution and exactly what we're expecting from NBC's costly Winter Olympics coverage. After that the talk turns to the legal aspects of the latest action from the FCC, and Microsoft's patent infringement lawsuit. We wrap things up with an evaluation of DirecTV's multiroom beta, and just what happened to all the hype over connected HDTVs in 2010.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:58 - Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 175 - 1.22.2009
05:30 - 3D stole the show at CES 2010
08:40 - CableLabs starts testing 3D, determines existing set-tops are compatible
13:02 - Discovery searches for name for 3D channel, 3DNet is on the list
15:35 - Oppo adds a cheaper Blu-ray player to its lineup with the $289 BDP-80
20:22 - Digital distribution is the real winner of Warner/Netflix deal
25:06 - Hulu's subscription service might run $5 for access to select shows
27:45 - ESPN streaming coming to Xbox 360?
35:00 - NBC divvies up 835 hours of Winter Olympics action over TV & online, how much curling can you watch?
40:32 - FCC sides against cable companies restricting local sports HD feeds
44:05 - Microsoft has AT&T's back, sues TiVo for patent infringement
47:15 - DirecTV's public beta of multi-room viewing for existing DVRs is on
52:50 - Poll: Did you buy an internet connected HDTV?


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