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Engadget HD Podcast 189 - 04.20.2010

Trent Wolbe

This week was packed with HD news, from digital delivery and the rental wars to just what's holding up 3D movies. We still found time to wonder what PlayReady support from Samsung could bring to the table, and why CableCARD devices still cost so much. Speaking of, the HDHomeRun beta was open and closed, if you blinked and missed it, don't worry, we've got the details. To close things out, we're talking about the first software update for the TiVo Premiere, Verizon's first off network mobile DVR manager, the channel count war and finally just why LG's latest announcement has us excited about OTA again.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:12:52 - Netflix Watch Instantly adds closed captioning support for the PC, Mac
00:15:33 - Blu-ray and Digital delivery up, but overall home media is down
00:20:37 - Poll: Will 30-day rental windows pull you away from Netflix & Redbox?
00:26:30 - Star Wars Box set in works. Due in the Fall of 2011?
00:28:58 - 3D movies have accounted for 33 percent of the box office this year
00:31:40 - Alice in Wonderland to hit Blu-ray on June 1st, but not in 3D
00:33:00 - Sony Pictures is releasing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Blu-ray 3D June 1 -- in Germany
00:34:35 - PS3's summer 3D firmware is all fun and games... and no Blu-ray movie support?
00:38:45 - Samsung, Microsoft work PlayReady DRM support into upcoming devices
00:41:09 - Niveus shows how it can help cable and satellite providers get HD on your PC
00:45:33 - Why do CableCARD host devices still cost so much?
00:52:02 - HDHomeRun CableCARD tuner beta signup is on
00:55:40 - TiVo Premiere is updated and expanded, but is it ready?
01:01:37 - Verizon FiOS DVR Manager ensures you'll never miss an episode of iCarly... 'evar'
01:05:28 - Dish adds EPIX HD and eight more to crack 200 HD channels, depending on how you count to 200
01:10:47 - LG proposes an update to ATSC for non-real-time content


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