Enjoy the special treats included in this podcast, as we are pleased to have frequent listener/UStream chatter JMallory contributing his voice as we break down the last week of all things HD related. The new UltraViolet DRM standard is first up for discussion, as well as Netflix's international & PS3 plans, and just how well Blu-ray is doing. Then we dive into Engadget Columnist Michael Gartenberg's recent 3DTV related editorial and whether or not his points hold water, from our perspective. That's not all the 3D news this week, with cheaper plasmas from Samsung and new combo units from Panasonic on the way. Aftr that it's HTPC time when we turn to new quad-tuner units from Okoro and the HDHomeRun Prime. Finally things wrap up with analyst predictions for Blu-ray, and our recent review of SRS Labs' front surround sound technology.
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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@Rjcc)
Special Guest: Jim Mallory (@JimMallory)
Producer: Trent Wolbe
00:08:34 - DECE's 'digital locker' take-anywhere DRM dubbed UltraViolet, launches later this year
00:22:19 - Netflix plans discless Watch Instantly on the PS3 by late October, more 'pure streaming' worldwide
00:27:43 - Poll: Has Blu-ray secured its place as heir to the DVD throne?
00:33:50 - Entelligence: 3D TV falls flat for me
00:49:09 - Samsung's new plasmas will do 3D for much cheaper - Update: $989 for 50-inch 720p
00:51:16 - Panasonic adds Blu-ray 3D/HDD all-in-one plasmas; redesigned, rechargeable 3D glasses in Japan
00:53:15 - Okoro's ultraslim SX100 HTPC updated with quad CableCARD support
01:04:10 - HDHomeRun Prime with CableCARD might work with MythTV after all
01:14:10 - ABI Research predicts Blu-ray players in 18% of TV owning households next year
01:24:24 - Front rendered surround sound is not a gimmick