We're back to our normal roster this week and get things started with plenty of Blu-ray news including Redbox's announcement, what Disney has in store next, the current state of the market and the latest hardware from Toshiba, RCA and Panasonic. Up next we have plenty of 3D updates, from ESPN's X Games and college football plans to what's next for Sky 3D. Of course, as sports lovers, we can't see ESPN actually being yanked from Bright House or Time Warner but we still covered their dispute before addressing the NFL's preseason streaming offer and whether or not anyone still actually goes to games. Bringing up the tail end this week is an update on Discovery's Shark Week festivities, the new Monsoon Vulkano, the death of tru2way at retail and an in-depth look at how to get the most out of ShowAnalyzer for your Media Center PC.
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00:04:50 - Redbox rolling out $1.50 Blu-ray rentals at 13,000-plus kiosks, nationwide by fall
00:15:18 - Disney's The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland come home on Blu-ray in 2011
00:19:58 - Blu-ray and digital distribution not enough to hedge DVD's 2010 decline
00:24:15 - Toshiba BDX2700 Blu-ray player review
00:28:40 - RCA BRC3108 portable Blu-ray ships to Target, seriously undercuts Panny's DMP-B15
00:31:34 - Panasonic's new DMP-BDT100 is a cheaper, slimmer choice for Blu-ray 3D playback
00:32:48 - ESPN lays out X Games 16 coverage via online, HD & 3D formats, including in-car 3D cams
00:34:00 - ESPN 3D schedules 13 college football broadcasts this season; Va. Tech / Boise St. is first
00:38:00 - Sky 3D channel comes home October 1 with Ryder Cup, EPL, movies and more
00:39:41 - Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable might lose ESPN in time for football season
00:44:30 - NFL to stream every pre-season game in HD for $40
00:50:00 - Poll: Is it live or is it HDTV, how do you want to watch sports this season?
00:54:23 - 23rd Shark Week starts Sunday, sends slow mo HD cameras into the jaws of a great white
00:56:10 - Stab-proof Gorilla Glass coming to TVs near you in 2011
00:58:28 - Monsoon Vulkano all-in-one DVR/placeshifting/media streaming box ready for preorder, ships August 10
01:00:30 - Retail tru2way devices are officially DOA, even Panasonic stops trial
01:04:50 - How to tweak ShowAnalyzer to 100 percent commercial detection accuracy