Engadget HD Podcast 373 - 11.5.13

Your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler are back after a short hiatus, and the HD-related news queue has gotten fat. This week's show begins with the end ... of Panasonic's plasma line, but that's OK as long as a 60-plus-inch 4K OLED arrives to fill the void. Jameis Winston definitely won't see those extra pixels with all his squinting, but Ben and Richard have come to the conclusion that most other people won't see them either. Ultra High Definition is possibly more about prestige at this stage than it is about clarity. That's not about to stop Netflix from rolling out UHD streams by next year, though. For the end of this year, we're beset with new gaming consoles that offer an array of streaming options as well as games, although some are more media-capable than others. So, put down the remote, turn off all of those screens (just kidding) and head to the streaming links below for another informative edition of the Engadget HD Podcast.

Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

Producer: Jon Turi

Hear the podcast:

00:11:50 - Panasonic officially quits plasma TVs, blames Lehman Brothers even after all this time
00:21:48 - Microsoft shows off Xbox One dashboard and multitasking in latest video
00:22:59 - Microsoft puts the focus back on gaming with Xbox One 'Invitation' ad
00:27:06 - Xbox One will act as a media server and play audio CDs
00:31:19 - Official PlayStation 4 FAQ explains what the system can (and can't) do
00:38:44 - ConnecTV for iOS now lets you share Vine-like clips of TV shows
00:42:51 - TiVo Roamio DVRs can stream or download TV to iPhones, iPads
00:49:31 - Google Fiber app gains new DVR features, now on iPhone and iPod Touch
00:50:48 - Intel set to axe its OnCue IPTV project and sell leftovers to Verizon
00:52:44 - Comcast Xfinity TV Go app is streaming 35 channels on Android and iOS
00:54:19 - Comcast bundle ties HBO, local TV and internet together for just $40 per month, at first
00:58:52 - AT&T's U-Verse subscribers top ten million as it adds another million wireless users
01:03:07 - Netflix testing Ultra High Definition video ready for launch next year
01:05:28 - Netflix hooks up with its third cable TV partner in Europe
01:07:49 - 'X-Files' creator's Amazon pilot gets the green light, the truth is out there and streaming in early 2014
01:10:19 - Must See HDTV (November 5th - 10th)

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