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Engadget HD Podcast 210 - 08.18.2010

Trent Wolbe

Star Wars easily topped all other high definition related news this week so it was the logical choice to lead off the podcast. After some more Blu-ray news, we looked at the future of TV as seen by Netflix, (potentially) Apple, Google and Cox. A quick update to the OCUR spec spurred some CableCARD and Media Center talk before we addressed whether or not anyone should still be buying a 720p TV. Panasonic and Samsung had plenty of new hardware to show off last week, while Samsung is also pushing for more developers on its app platform -- we'll wait and see how that works out. We close this out 3D news including a Mercedes video you absolutely must see, even in 2D, the "first 3D NFL game" and where most of you will probably get the best chance to watch some football in 3D.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:07:15 - George Lucas officially announces Star Wars on Blu-ray in 2011
00:19:45 - HBO releasing Deadwood: The Complete Series on Blu-ray November 23
00:25:22 - Netflix, EPIX deal is official; Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate movies start streaming September 1
00:34:10 - Exclusive: Upcoming Apple TV loses 1080p playback, gains apps... and will be renamed iTV
00:45:07 - Poll: Are you interested in buying Google TV hardware?
00:47:40 - Cox to offer retail TiVo Premiere DVRs next year, first with cable VOD & Amazon, Netflix access
00:54:30 - CableLabs amends OCUR spec, tuner sharing and MythTV are on
01:08:24 - Ask Engadget HD: Should I buy a 720p HDTV?
01:10:50 - Samsung's 3D gala: 65-inch UN65C8000, 50-inch PN50C490, and BD-C8000 eyes-on
01:14:58 - Samsung shows off portable, HTIB 3D Blu-ray player options and the biggest LED 3DTV yet
01:24:30 - Panasonic intros 42- and 50-inch 3D Viera GT25 plasma sets, its first with 2D-to-3D conversion
01:25:00 - Samsung puts up cash, HDTVs for developers in 'Free the TV Apps' contest
01:27:36 - Mercedes SLS AMG and Isle of Man take center stage in 'world's fastest 3D car film'
01:29:43 - Verizon FiOS scores the first NFL 3D broadcast with Giants/Patriots September 2
01:34:12 - CEA's Demo Days brings ESPN 3D to retailers for one weekend in September


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