The DE Podcast returns! Before getting on with the episode description, we would like to apologise to our new and long-time listeners for skipping a few weeks in October and November. We’ve been shopping for a new portal, which has led to some administrative delays. However, we want to assure you that we’ve taken steps to ensure we only go through one planned hiatus per year from now on, barring any further technical difficulties, of course. As of this week, you can expect a new episode every fortnight with a whole bunch of extra recordings sprinkled here and there to keep things random.
At any rate, in this episode, Nicolas and Dimitri react to the recent news that major record labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal have decided to drop the CD format, planning to stop production and switch fully to an online distribution model by the end of 2012. The announcement inspires a rather technical conversation as our hosts share their thoughts on current distribution technologies for songs, computer games, and movies. Then the panelists each reveal their top three data-storage formats with which they want nothing to do. Also, they digress about the difference between high and standard definition, explaining some of the seldom mentioned artistic implications.
On a related note, this week’s episode of the DE Podcast is brought to you by the letter K, the number 6, and, more importantly, the Samsung HD Ready TV on sale now at the linked location. If you live in the United Kingdom, you may find the offer of interest to you. You may also pat yourself in the back for not adopting the Euro currency.