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Engadget HD Podcast 203 - 07.13.2010

Trent Wolbe

Between DirecTV, Japanese baseball, PS3, iScan Duo and Toy Story, there was plenty of 3D talk to lead things off and we even had to call in Engadget classic editor Richard Lai for a quick assist from across the pond. Of course, there's still plenty of 2D HDTV news to discuss, including Suddenlink's TiVo deal and what it might mean for the future of the DVR company, how popular multiroom DVRs really are, and the many, many ways cable companies are screwing up. Apple rumors lead off the next segment, while we also ponder the possibilities of Comcast's DVR2Go trademark filing. Closing things out is a quick session of U-Verse bashing after Home Theater Review's...err, review, and what's cool about Intel's latest remote control technology

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe


00:08:37 - Early DirecTV 3D reviews take the good with plenty of the bad
00:13:33 - Japan just barely beats MLB to first 3D broadcast
00:15:05 - PlayStation Blu-ray 3D update arrives in September; 3D photo, PlayTV and YouTube support to follow
00:18:04 - DVDO iScan Duo to get an update to pass 3D signal
00:19:18 - Toy Story 3 in 4K 3D: does higher-res equal higher enjoyment?

00:30:10 - Suddenlink to lean on TiVo for DVRs, non-DVR set tops and multiroom
00:34:52 - Poll: Are you going to get / already set up with a multiroom DVR?

00:39:00 - Ok that's it, providers should stop simulcasting SD to HD set-tops
00:44:08 - Big cable companies considering packages with, wait for it, less channels
00:48:05 - Next Apple TV to offer 99 cent streaming episode rentals?
00:55:30 - Comcast files for DVR2Go trademark, is the portable DVR on the way?
00:57:22 - Home Theater Review does its thing with U-Verse, comes away jaded
01:01:10 - Intel's smart TV remote will recognize you, tailor content to your wishes


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