Engadget HD Podcast 329 - 12.18.2012

Flashy new logo, same HD news. We've finally put out our review of Ceton's Echo Windows Media Center Extender and... oh, wait, what's that? There's already an update available in beta for an issue with 1080i video playback, so listen in to find out why this is the overall best Media Center extender available. Also, there's finally official details about Redbox Instant -- for $9 a month users get kiosk Blu-ray rentals and streaming. Press play to get the full scoop on that and the rest of the week's news including Kaleidescape, Amazon and (of course) Apple HDTV rumors.

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

Producer: James Trew (@itstrew)

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00:16:40 Kaleidescape Movie Store opens with Warner and UltraViolet, promises Blu-ray quality and extras
00:20 :32 Redbox Instant headed to iOS, Android, many other devices
00:26:26 WSJ reports Apple has tested TV designs
00:31:32 Netflix's ISP rankings confirm the expected: Google Fiber is 'the most consistently fast ISP
00:35:16 Verizon adds NFL Network and NFL RedZone to FiOS TV Online
00:36:49 A&E debuts video streaming app for iPad
00:39:16 Amazon Instant Video streaming app now available for iPhone and iPod touch
00:40:48 Amazon Cloud Player arrives for Roku boxes, Samsung Smart TVs
00:42:31 Twonky Beam update for Android, iOS streams to Roku, Xbox 360
00:43:32 Favi's Android-packing SmartStick finally shipping to give any HDMI-equipped TV a brain
00:47:50 AOL On comes to TiVo, delivers (more) video content to the DVR
00:49:17 Ceton Echo Windows Media Center Extender review
01:02:01 MediaPortal 1.3 hits beta, scores new Titan UI
01:04:19 Nielsen teams up with Twitter to create social TV ratings
01:09:53 CALM act goes into effect today, should keep TV commercial breaks quieter
01:12:30 Must See HDTV (December 19th - 23rd)

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Engadget HD Podcast 329 - 12.18.2012