Weekly Podcast Roundup, July 24th 2010

Here are the podcasts from this week, lots to choose from. Enjoy!

The guys talk about their recent trip to the Southeast Linux Fest in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Many tvs and Blu-Ray DVD players now do Netflix streaming.

Encoding and ripping…. DVDFab HD Decrypter and XviD4PSP are your free picks for archiving your discs! What is Vertical Banding, Is the PS3 good at Upscaling, What We’re Watching: World Cup Soccer, TrueBlood, Toy Story and the Blu-Ray releases for the week of June 22nd, 2010…

More podcasts available after the break…. 



Media Center wasn’t to be seen this week.  With E3 running, it’s mostly gaming news but Microsoft did make some big content announcements and that’s what we take time to cover this week.

Chatting Media Center, tablets, Windows Embedded and other topics this week is TDL’s Garry Whittaker. Recorded a couple of weeks ago we chat about a whole range of topics including Windows Media Center Set top boxes, Google TV, MSN Video in Media Center and DVB-Link

Every Fall, just before Christmas, we do a receiver buying guide to
help our audience decide on what to buy. Last Fall our value receiver
was an Onkyo SR607 which sold for $320. After spending time with the
Pioneer VSX-820-K ($280) we have a new king! The VSX-820-K is a 5.1
system that has 4 HDMI inputs and does next generation audio

Welcome to episode 199, while we prepare for our milestone 200th
episode, there’s plenty of news including the new Mac mini, Logitech’s
Revue gets a name and the best 2DTV is… a 3DTV? After that say hello
to an old friend as Steve Kim arrives mid podcast, just in time for us
to reminisce over our first HDTV purchase and talk plenty of 3D news
including HDMI detecting, universal glasses, 2D to 3D conversion and PS3
gaming. The newest revision of the Xbox 360 is here (it’s quiet) and we
wrap things up with a nasty surprise for former FiOS customers shifted
to Frontier, see you next week!

It’s summer so once again we have a slow week but a good one.  With only
three major releases to Blu-ray and DVD this week, James and I were
able to take them all in and we run them down for you.  Two out of three
ain’t bad and that’s basically what you get this week.  You’ll have to
listen to find out which are the good and which are the bad.