Friday Podcast Roundup

Lots of good podcasts to choose from this week even with Ian taking the week off. Here are some well rounded shows to help perk up your end of the week (or weekend). If you have a podcast you watch or listen to that I don’t post here, please shoot me a PM or e-mail and let me know! I’m always interested in learning what people around the world are saying about these things.


DMZ – Seen In HD Ep 1

This being the first show, Adam and Phil spend some time introducing themselves by introducing their home theater equipment (or living room theaters as the case is here). Talk turns to Blu-ray after that as they look at Ghost Town, When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (currently only $20.99 on Amazon), and Glory. In reviewing the past week’s HD highlights, your hosts look at the PGA Tour Championship on CBS, the Track and Field World Championships on NBC and the CMT show Crossroads with Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean on Palladia. Looking to the week ahead, highlights include NFL Preseason football on FOX, War of the Worlds on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Discovery Channel is running a Planet Earth Marathon starting at 8 p.m.


HDTV Podcast – Ep 387

Many would say that you need an HDTV to watch the games from home, so that cost has to be included in the equation. We don’t agree. An HDTV is something you have anyways. We aren’t charging you for a new car to go watch the football game, are we? But for sake of argument, let’s say you needed to upgrade your TV to get the best possible experience. You can get a 65" 1080p HDTV for $1600. You break even after 3 games, so you have the last 13 games of the season, and hopefully the preseason, to enjoy the TV for free.

DMZ – Entertainment 2.0 Ep 42

There is some good news this week amid all the turmoil however. The best (for me) being that it’s now possible to convert non-MCE supported video containers to DVR-MS. Not only can you flip MKV and AVI formats to something native to Media Center, but the conversions are high quality and the software is free! Anyone who’s paid for conversion software knows it can be expensive and those days are over when it comes to Media Center.