'Tis the season for streaming video to your latest new gadget and the good news we kick this week's show off with is that both Hulu and Netflix dropped the price of their streaming services. We basically agree that Netflix's new pricing is intended to push disc fans to renting less discs from Netflix. After that, we continue the streaming topic, discussing the new TiVo Premier app for the iPad, the new SlingPlayer, and yes, even portable broadcast TVs and why we'd want one. We round things out with a few reviews and bring things home by reminding you that there won't be a show next week.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@rjcc)

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:01:15 - Hulu Plus drops price to $7.99 a month, adds Roku support for official launch
00:01:41 - Netflix formally launches $7.99 streaming-only plan, bumps unlimited DVD plans by a buck or more
00:11:27 - Netflix CEO says consumers just aren't interested in long-form video on portable devices
00:16:27 - Vudu's 1080p movie streaming to hit Panasonic's Viera Cast Blu-ray players
00:26:45 - Apple rolling out Apple TV 4.1 alongside iOS 4.2 today for perfect AirPlay harmony
00:39:05 - TiVo Premiere UI gets a shot in the arm with iPad remote control
00:48:07 - Mobile DTV ready to roll out, upgrading 20 major metros to portable TV by 2012
00:52:45 - Time Warner rolls out barebones TV package with no ESPN, no HD, no reason to live
01:02:00 - Unannounced 65-inch edge-lit LED TV with passive 3D glasses shows up on VIZIO.com
01:04:07 - SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad gets a walkthrough, reminds us of all the daytime TV we're missing out on
01:07:22 - Dish Network Sling Adapter review
01:09:50 - The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D Blu-ray review
01:12:25 - Boxee Box review




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Engadget HD Podcast 225 - 11.23.2010