This week's Labor Day podcast is here, squeezed between IFA last week and CEDIA this week. Of course, all those balls in the air gave us plenty to talk about, not the least of which included definitive word on the status of Media Center in Windows 8. DirecTV's new UI in testing and latest channel addition also made for interesting discussion as well as expansions internationally by Hulu and Netflix. IFA dumped some unexpected 3D hardware in our laps in the form of Toshiba's ZL2 and Sony's HMZ-T1 -- we'll see which one is the bigger draw this holiday season. We've got all that and plenty more so before you sit down to watch the NFL kick off later this week, press play and give us a listen.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:02:05 - Microsoft confirms Media Center will be in Windows 8
00:10:09 - DirecTV's new HD UI revealed to testers, is prettier and faster than the current one
00:16:03 - DirecTV adds AMC-HD next week, too bad Mad Men is still six months away
00:22:09 - Dish Network's Tailgater brings you portable satellite TV, won't cool your beer (video)
00:24:45 - Dish reportedly launching Blockbuster movie streaming service next month
00:28:25 - Starz ends renewal negotiations with Netflix, will pull movies from streaming in February
00:39:58 - Hulu launches streaming in Japan for about $20 US monthly
00:46:35 - Netflix lands in Brazil, 43 other Latin American countries within the week
00:47:25 - Sony's new internet TV box, projector and Blu-ray player make an appearance at IFA
00:51:00 - Haier's mind control TV prototype hits IFA, we go foreheads-on (video)
00:52:47 - Sony's head-mounted 3D visor is real, HMZ-T1 arrives in Japan November 11th
00:57:47 - Sony HMZ-T1 headset hits IFA, we go hands-on (video)
00:59:03 - Toshiba's glasses free 3D TV launches in Europe as the ZL2 this December
01:02:09 - Must See HDTV (September 5th - 11th)

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Engadget HD Podcast 264 - 09.06.2011