Engadget HD Podcast 296 - 04.25.2012This week we've got plenty of Media Center news, tied up in an overall Microsoft-centric episode focused on its new subsidized Xbox 360 offer and plans for Windows 8. Fortunately, we've got the perfect guest on hand as the illustrious James Montemagno of Ceton joins us for this podcast. Once we're through talking consoles, extenders and mobile apps there's still more to discuss with new Google TV sets on the way, Comcast rolling out its upgraded DVR platform and much, much more.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@rjcc)
Guest: James Montemagno (@JamesMontemagno)

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:38:10 - Microsoft officially offering Xbox 360 4GB console for $99, two-year Live Gold subscription required
00:52:30 - Microsoft breaks down Windows 8's Media Center upgrade path, Dolby codec support
00:55:00 - Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it
01:05:55 - LG's Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May
01:10:05 - Amazon Studios expands into TV series, looks to load up on content for streaming
01:11:50 - Sony exec confirms IPTV aspirations, says they're on hold due to bandwidth caps
01:17:55 - Comcast VOD coming to Boston TiVos, next gen X1 DVR platform could launch there too
01:19:00 - Comcast earnings beat expectations for Q1
01:22:04 - Dish Network, AMC dispute could see the network's channels dropped this summer
01:24:40 - Yamaha outs RX-V773WA, RX-V673 receivers: AirPlay and 4K / 3D passthrough on board
01:27:10 - Must See HDTV (May 7th - 13th)

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