Engadget HD Podcast 296 - 04.25.2012Our podcast this week kicked off with a bit of breaking news, going to tape just as pics of an unannounced box from Boxee leaked out. After we decipher the surprisingly conventionally-styled Box we move on to other notable announcements from the week including an update for SlingPlayer on Android, a release date for Netflix's House of Cards and Toys R Us' move into internet video. On a more melancholy note, it appears that the Ceton Q Windows Media Center DVR project has been put on ice -- press play and join us in mourning.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

07:21 - Boxee TV streaming / OTA set-top box and DVR pics leak out
12:44 - Google Play Music and Movies purchasing reaches Google TV, patches a media strategy hole
14:40 - Toys R Us launches family-friendly internet movie service, plans Tabeo access, HD video and more
20:53 - Dish gives up effort to turn Blockbuster into a Netflix competitor
21:58 - LG's Smart TV platform starts renting out Disney 3D movies, offers new buyers $50 worth
23:30 - Netflix schedules its original series 'House of Cards' for release February 1st
26:05 - Cablevision inks deal with The Walt Disney Company, brings WatchESPN and more to subscribers
28:34 - SlingPlayer for Android gets a long-awaited update, adds reminders and better Android 4 video quality
31:15 - Spider-Man Blu-ray comes with a Second Screen app for iPad and Sony's Android tablets
35:47 - Amazon adds closed captions to select Instant streams
37:55 - MythTV updated to 0.26, hints at 'more exciting' 0.27 coming next year
39:20 - Ceton announces slight delay for Echo WMC extender, Q DVR shelved indefinitely
52:18 - Sharp 'Moth Eye' LCD Panel demo shows off future HDTVs with less glare
55:44 - MoviePass launches iPhone app and card combo, takes unlimited viewing to all US theaters
01:01:20 - Must See HDTV (October 8th - 14th)

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