As CES comes to a close, we've got the second and final Engadget HD Podcast of the show ready for your listening (and viewing) pleasure. The guys of Ceton Corp were good enough to stop by, and they brought their slick six tuner Windows Media Center Embedded DVR and extender boxes with them.
It's time for a rundown of all the best in HD news from CES this week and it's a heckuva long list. Ben Drawbaugh joins Richard Lawler to hash it out and discuss whether 4K has matured enough to settle in for the long haul.
The rumor mill has been grinding away this week, providing juicy bits ofAppleandAmazonnews for Ben and Richard to chew on. Netflix also announces its new'post-play' feature, which prompts the crew to request a sleep detection feature. While a Kinect-type solution may seem invasive, it would be great for knowing when you konk out so it could stop episode playback.
With this week's big keynote failing to produce any Apple TV-related products, our hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler are left to speculate on the reasons behind Amazon's recent stock issues with the little hockey puck.
Updates, apps and mergers are piling up as we head deeper into 2014, leaving little room for idle chatter as Ben and Richard get down to business. The Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal is stillreverberating through the newsand it's dovetailing with yet another Apple TV rumor.
It's the week of HD content news in its many various guises: streaming,video,award showsandservice cancellations, all wedged in amidst a couple of physical devices. Actually, the hardware is content-enabling as well, with the newRoku Streaming Stickand an N64 mod that gives your classic gear an HDMI upgrade.
Are you as bummed out as Ben and Richard that no Apple TV news came out of Monday's iPhone event? No worries, because ready to fill that void are all the UHD an OLED TVs from IFA, the PS Vita TV set top box and a recap of our fantasy football league's first week in play
As the dust settles on the Las Vegas Convention Center, Richard and Ben regroup to take a brief look at thehighlights from CES, but for the most part, there's still fresh HD news to discuss. There's been astorm brewing over at DirectTVand if you're a subscriber, you'll have to hear about it on a brand new channel, assuming you get your weather updates on TV.
While the Northeast is suffering throughsome heavy weather, Ben is getting ready to enjoyCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2on Blu-ray, from a significantly sunnier locale. Regardless of your local forecast though, there's definitely a deluge of HD news and content to catch up on.
This year's CES show floor has been inundated with 4K sets, giving Richard, Michael and some surprise guests plenty to talk about.Contentis a hot topic and there's plenty of 4K sources being announced, but until they arrive on the market, we're going to have to stick with Blu-rays to get the most out of all those pixels.
Join Brian Heater and the Engadget gang for the CES 2014 wrap-up podcast, with personal"best of"choices, audience giveaways and significantly less background noise. It's been a long week of interviews, hands-ons and an avalanche of new gadgets, leaving the team worn out, yet melancholy about another CES coming to a close.
Try as they may to put this week's podcast into a tailspin; Brian, Terrence and Ben end up delivering a good deal of sane discussion on proper tech news. The seriousness quickly degrades, however, and your hosts (aka the EngadgetWreckin' Cru) bounce from oddballNES Remixesof their own making to the sad reality that Ben may never hear hisdog actually talk.