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When tech companies battle -- do we always win? (Open_Tab Ep. 10)

Sony's rumored PS4.5 Neo vs. the Xbox One S? HDR10 vs. Dolby Vision? Tech companies are always fighting each other to win the most business, but do we as consumers win from these battles? Join CNET's Open_Tab with special guest David Katzmaier this week as we discuss two of the biggest battles this year.

Mike Sorrentino Senior Editor
Mike Sorrentino is a Senior Editor for Mobile, covering phones, texting apps and smartwatches -- obsessing about how we can make the most of them. Mike also keeps an eye out on the movie and toy industry, and outside of work enjoys biking and pizza making.
Expertise Phones, texting apps, iOS, Android, smartwatches, fitness trackers, mobile accessories, gaming phones, budget phones, toys, Star Wars, Marvel, Power Rangers, DC, mobile accessibility, iMessage, WhatsApp, Signal, RCS
Jeff Bakalar Editor at Large
Jeff is CNET Editor at Large and a host for CNET video. He's regularly featured on CBS and CBSN. He founded the site's longest-running podcast, The 404 Show, which ran for 10 years. He's currently featured on Giant Bomb's Giant Beastcast podcast and has an unhealthy obsession with ice hockey and pinball.
Bryan VanGelder Former video producer
Bryan VanGelder was a technical producer for CNET. He's a metal-head, an A/V geek and a radio nut, and he spends too much money on comic books.
David Katzmaier Editorial Director -- Personal Tech
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
Expertise A 20-year CNET veteran, David has been reviewing TVs since the days of CRT, rear-projection and plasma. Prior to CNET he worked at Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as the Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics. Credentials
  • Although still awaiting his Oscar for Best Picture Reviewer, David does hold certifications from the Imaging Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology on display calibration and evaluation.
Mike Sorrentino
Jeff Bakalar
Bryan VanGelder
David Katzmaier

Do we as consumers always win when tech companies battle? Tell us what tech rivalries you think have the biggest impact on the world for today's live episode of CNET's Open_Tab,

CNET's resident television expert David Katzmaier joins Jeff Bakalar and Mike Sorrentino on this week's show, talking about the battle over the newest generation of television, HDR, as well as the looming battle between Sony's rumored "PlayStation 4.5 Neo" console and the recently-released Xbox One S from Microsoft.


"Max Max" is available in Dolby Vision from Vudu (left) and in HDR10 on 4K Blu-ray. But do consumers win when HDR formats battle?

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Then, to blast away from all of the fighting, Jeff talks about what his first week playing No Man's Sky has been like. And Mike crafts a geeky cocktail to match the game's pink skies.

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