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Hanselminutes Podcast 35 - The State of HDTV

October 05, 2006 Comment on this post [5] Posted in Podcast
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My thirty-fifth Podcast is up. Carl and I discuss the current state of Hi-Def Television (HDTV).

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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October 05, 2006 17:57

Enjoy the show... except the Chris Sell's one did border on "wasting time". I thought you and he were going to re-visit some previous shows?

Anyway, great HDTV link that you missed:

Keep up the good work.


October 05, 2006 20:37
We WERE supposed to talk about previous shows, but with random conversations it kind of wandered...:)
October 06, 2006 22:05
I actually like the Sells show. But then I've never been taken on the tour of his house, so maybe I'm wierd.

Liked the HDTV one. My biggest beef in the universe now is not only are we getting multiple editions of regular DVDs, but the HD and Blu-Ray DVDs are now showing up on the shelves. So let's see in a year or two how many versions of say Monty Python and the Holy Grail (or insert any title here) will be.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the original DVD (no extras)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the directors cut
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the secret hidden amazing version
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the new updated HD version
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the new updated Blu-Ray version
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the directors cut HD version
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the directors cut Blu-Ray version
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the "lets-suck-so-much-money-out-of-you-for-this-format" version

October 06, 2006 23:44
ROFL at hating the Comcast box "with the fire of a thousand suns". We have an SD Tivo that my wife and I both love- she refuses to use the Comcast box at all. I only use it for recording HD stuff, and your comment really resonated with both of us. After a particularly bad evening courtesy of the sh*t firmware on the 6412, I had her convinced to let me buy an S3 Tivo, but alas, I waited a day and her fire had cooled. :( Gotta strike while the iron's hot, I guess.
October 09, 2006 8:10
Loved the HDTV episode, only I thought there is so much extra info that could have been discussed, it kind of left me feeling wanting more...

I'm a bit of a HDTV junkie too. Out here in Australia, we have a varied range of "HD" tv services - some of which are more like SD, but that's a different story. Anyway, one piece of equipment that I have in my Home Theatre that is well suited to HD, is the Zensonic HD Media Player ( This device is awesome, it can stream HD media from your network and output in HDMI or component, with optical audio etc. I think it is now available in the US. I wonder how it compares to the capabilities of the 360 and streaming HD media.


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