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Engadget HD Podcast 188 - 04.13.2010

Trent Wolbe

Another week and even more 3D news as the Masters brought 3D to many of our homes (if we could watch it) for the first time. That's not all, since FIFA revealed details on its plans for the 2010 World Cup and we took a closer look at the difference between quality and rushed 2D-to-3D conversion jobs, and how they might affect movies and the way they are marketed going forward. We also discussed the state of the plasma vs. LCD battle and where the parties stand in 2010 before moving on to the current rental window squabbles. Expect a quick detour off topic to discuss what we're actually watching in HD lately before we get to a few dream features for the next version of Windows Media Center, what's wrong with the TiVo Premiere and why you should be excited about the new Dish DVRs.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:25 - Comcast's 3D channel goes live, just in time for the Masters
03:00 - Comcast only wants to share 3D feed of The Masters with cable
04:38 - Sony and FIFA release more details on World Cup 2010 3D broadcast
08:40 - What it takes to properly convert a 2D movie to 3D
14:30 - Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer promises James Cameron's cameras for the distinguishing 3D viewer
18:46 - New Mitsubishi 3D DLPs arrive for 2010, is this the mysterious StreamTV?
23:25 - LCD vs Plasma in 2010
28:38 - Netflix inks with Universal and Twentieth Century Fox: first TV streams, more films, and 28 day rental delay
40:38 - 5 new features we want to see in Windows 8 Media Center
57:52 - Dish Network's SlingLoaded ViP922 DVR to hit store shelves tomorrow (finally!)


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