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Engadget HD Podcast 202 - 07.07.2010

Trent Wolbe

Audio glitches pushed this episode back a day, but you had to know we'd come through with the HD news. Hulu Plus and Netflix's industry shakeup continues and puts them at the top new position, followed by discussion of Comcast's multiroom DVR offering and how it compares to the competition. Later we move to Media Center talk and whether or not switching is a good idea for everyone and why (or why not), along with an in depth breakdown of the responses submitted to the FCC about CableCARD, and what will happen next. A new version of VLC is news for Macs and PCs, before we get to our poll question of the week. DirecTV and Sony top 3D related news this week, before we wrap things up with the state of control technology today, and a look towards the future possibilities of HDBaseT.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@Rjcc)

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:02:15 - Hands-on with Hulu Plus via Samsung HDTV, iPhone and iPad
00:15:00 - Hulu CEO: we're 'complementary' to cable
00:18:25 - Netflix adds Relativity Media to its Instant queue, takes on HBO and Showtime

00:22:30 - Comcast starts offering multiroom features, 500GB hard drives with AnyRoom DVR

00:31:45 - Ask Engadget HD: Should I switch to Windows Media Center?
00:35:00 - A war of good and bad is raging before the FCC over CableCARD rules
00:43:50 - VLC 1.1 released, adds hardware acceleration and new codec support
00:47:33 - Poll: Are you still watching the World Cup?
00:53:33 - DirecTV's new n3D channel is the first to bring home all 3D, all the time
00:55:16 - Sony's active shutter glasses now on sale, $150 buys your eyes a third dimension
01:00:28 - Sony's 2010 ES line includes 3D and excludes online retailers; Android remote app on the way
01:04:15 - HD 101: IR blasters, HDMI-CEC, RS-232 and IP control
01:17:10 - HDBaseT 1.0 finalized; LG, Samsung & Sony ally behind one do-everything cable


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