E3 is under way this week, and early presentations from Microsoft and Nintendo has already given us plenty to talk about. Between the Xbox 360s enhanced set-top box suite of apps and SmartGlass second screen demos and the Wii U GamePad's IR control they're more a part of the home theater than ever. Also in the news is Apple TV, while we take a look at what's ahead from Ultra High Definition TV in 4K or 8K and even 3DTV. We'll even touch on our good friend / punching bag TiVo, while Lovefilm is finally in the streaming fight with HD video support. Closing things out this week are a few tweaks for the Netflix iOS app and an early peek at The Avengers on Blu-ray, followed by what we're watching on TV this summer.
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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@rjcc)
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00:06:58 - Xbox 360 video gets 35 new content providers, 24/7 live ESPN video
00:14:50 - Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360 this year, Kinect / voice integration and all
00:15:58 - Microsoft's SmartGlass gets official: app brings AirPlay-esque streams to Android, iOS and Windows Phone
00:22:23 - Microsoft enhances Xbox Live Bing Search with genre navigation, extends support to 12 additional countries
00:22:30 - Nintendo shows final Wii U Gamepad, TV remote app
00:26:30 - Tim Cook: 2.7 million Apple TVs sold already this year, TV is 'area of intense interest'
00:37:20 - aTV Flash (black) version 1.6 for Apple TV will serve subtitles and more to your couch
00:43:35 - Sony: 4K isn't just about the resolution
00:45:08 - 4K TV already being trialed by one UK broadcaster
00:50:30 - ITU lays out recommendations on 3DTV, Ultra High Definition TV standards
00:53:45 - TiVo shows a Q1 net loss of $20.8 million, will launch TV Everywhere web portal soon
00:58:00 - Cisco sues TiVo to nullify four DVR patents, claims TiVo's just a big meanie
01:00:55 - Engadget's summer gear guide 2012
01:04:30 - Lovefilm introduces HD streaming in the UK and Germany, adds another nail in mail rental coffin
01:05:30 - Netflix for iOS updated with a new player UI, support for alternate language audio and more
01:07:25 - Avengers Blu-ray preorders listed, including massive 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe set
01:10:00 - Must See HDTV (June 4th - 10th)
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