We've been talking about initiatives with the potential to change how we watch TV and now, one of them is finally ready to launch. We spent a lot of time going over Microsoft's new dashboard for the Xbox 360 and what it could, but probably won't, do to the market. Of course the folks in Redmond aren't the only ones with something to show as we also cast an eye towards new iPad apps from Dijit and Cox, as well as the possibility we'll see DirecTV's HR34 Home Media Center DVR this week. Other topics include the cable companies getting out of wireless, Lovefilm switching from Flash to Silverlight, and Time Warner's tablet app arriving on Android. As usual we close out with our picks of what to watch this week, so press play and see if you agree with our choices,

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:03:09 - Xbox 360 Dashboard update review (fall 2011)
00:03:50 - Xbox 360's new video services won't all launch right away; Comcast, Verizon, and HBO Go delayed
00:12:15 - Xbox Companion app for WP7 will launch alongside the new dashboard December 6th
00:39:00 - DirecTV's new five tuner HR34 Home Media Center DVR ready to launch December 8th?
00:45:29 - Hands-on with Dijit's universal remote app for iPad
00:51:07 - Cox TV Connect app brings more live cable TV streaming to iPads
00:55:00 - Time Warner Cable's tablet app available for Android, live TV streaming still iPad only
00:53:56 - BBC brings global iPlayer iPad app to Canada, one step closer to the US
00:55:09 - Lovefilm's movie streaming will switch from Flash to Silverlight on PCs in 2012
00:57:53 - Verizon scores new spectrum from Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House for $3.6 billion (update)
01:00:29 - Kogan advertises Samsung LCDs in its HDTVs, Samsung would rather not take credit
01:02:09 - Lenovo trudging into the smart TV arena, plans LeTV launch in Q1 2012 (update: aka IdeaTV)
01:04:39 - Must See HDTV (December 5th - 11th)

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Engadget HD Podcast 277 - 12.06.2011