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Seen in HD Episode 10 – What is HD?


What makes something HD? Is anything at least 1280×720 HD? If it fills a 16:9 screen, is it HD? Certainly Adam and Phil don’t think so, and this week they undertake the daunting topic of what makes something HD, including a bried look at the new Web streaming offering from Epix. We’d love to hear what you think in the comments as well.

Other news includes possible Wii 2 specs that include Blu-ray, and Apple reportedly working with networks to offer a subscription-based TV plan via iTunes.

Sears’ Black Friday ad has been leaked, and our hosts think it’s really nothing to write home about. Kingston and Paramount have teamed up to once again threaten to offer movies on USB drives, will the madness ever stop? We also talk about JVC’s “entry-level” Blu-ray player for the unbelievable price of $199, and we look at how you can get the homey glow of a fireplace on your HDTV in time for the holidays.

Finally, a new study from Knowledge Networks shows some interesting behavior by people with HDTVs.

This week’s Blu-ray review is the buddy comedy “I Love You, Man” starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segal. Phil’s take on the whole package is pretty subdued. Not a great movie, not a bad one, not a great video transfer, not a bad one, same for audio. The disc’s extras put it a little above being a simply “there” release.

The premiere slate continues to dry up, as Geek Tonic lists only two new show for the coming week, ABC’s V on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. and Legend of the Seeker, which is syndicated so you’ll have to check your local listings. The World Series will wrap us this week, and a couple top 25 teams square off on Saturday highlighting the HD Sportsman.

The Blu-ray release schedule for Nov.10 doesn’t feature as many discs as last week, but what’s there is solid. Discovery Atlas, Heat, Monster’s Inc. and Up lead the pack.

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