Engadget HD Podcast 345 - 04.16.13

4K TVs for less than $1,500? That's the new world we live in, as we dive into Ultra HD, next Xbox rumors and more on this week's podcast. Meanwhile, news of the death of Panasonic plasma R&D program was apparently greatly exaggerated, so we'll figure out what to expect from the manufacturer in the future. Finally, we've got a fresh update in the always interesting news category of Dish Network Does Things.

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

Producer: James Trew (@itstrew)

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00:07:14 Comcast to encrypt basic cable channels, require set-top box for all content
00:24:58 Next Xbox rumors point to HDMI passthrough and cable TV integration
00:33:13 Roku passes 5 million players sold in the US, shows off with a few more stats
00:36:12 Boxee TV becomes Boxee Cloud DVR, adds free 'Basic' DVR service
00:38:30 ASUS Qube to launch on April 23rd, says GTV Source, will cost $129
00:41:36 LG adds PayPal to its smart TV platform for faster app purchases
00:48:44 Dish Network bids $25.5 billion for Sprint, goes head-to-head with Softbank
00:50:18 Seiki officially prices its 50-inch 4K TV at $1,500 with a late April launch
00:58:45 Panasonic reveals pricing for (most) 2013 HDTVs, puts plasma R&D on ice
00:59:22 Panasonic buries rumors of plasma TV's death
01:08:08 Panasonic prices and ships its first media streamers, newest Blu-ray Disc players
01:13:38 Must See HDTV (April 15th - 21st)

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