Oh, can you smell that in the air, yep, it's the first of the CES pre-announcements and the PR machines of Vizo, Samsung and LG just can't wait to get things rolling. This of course brings up the first, of what is probably many, discussions about about passive glasses 3DTVs. What might be more exciting to some though is the news that LCDs will be pushing themselves beyond the old 65-inch barrier and we only hope that plasmas will be there soon too -- with consumer priced models that is. CES isn't all we had to talk about from the past few weeks, as we also pondered why it is taking so long for ESPN3 to come to the Xbox 360 for Time Warner Cable and Bright House customers as well as how fascinated we are by the fact that we just now got a RF standard for home theater gear; really?

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:18:27 - Vizio unveils Theater 3D HDTVs with passive glasses tech in 22- to 71-inch sizes
00:26:30 - Vizio details specs on VIA Tablet and VIA Phone, reveals VIA Plus is Google TV
00:32:00 - LG's LW6500 Cinema 3D TV is certified flicker-free, launching at CES
00:37:00 - LG looks set to unveil mobile 3DTV at CES
00:41:00 - LG bringing world's largest LED-backlit 3D LCD HDTV to CES: 72-inch LZ9700
00:43:50 - LG ST600 Smart TV Upgrader brings DLNA, apps, and a web browser to formerly dumb displays
00:50:10 - ESPN3 on Xbox 360 coming to Time Warner, Brighthouse customers soon
00:51:46 - Verizon FiOS Mobile app hits iPad, a virtual remote with no streaming in sight
00:59:06 - Comcast's quad-tuner Xfinity Spectrum DVR with internet access revealed by the FCC
01:07:51 - How to connect and set up your new HDTV: all the cables, content, and calibration you need
01:11:51 - ZigBee finalizes low-power, RF standard for input devices, could finally kill off IR for good




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Engadget HD Podcast 229 - 01.04.2011