Engadget HD Podcast 374 - 11.12.13

As the launch date draws near for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, our hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler discuss the HD potential contained within. Richard has his consoles scheduled for just-in-time delivery, rather than tempting to beat the clock like some early adopters, although game selection isn't a personal selling point. Any game would probably look incredible on a new 4K TV though and with budget-priced units starting to hit the market; having one in your living room starts to seem plausible. We have a few mobile-enabled set-top boxes to chat about as well -- if Richard can ignore Ben's jabs at the merits of Michael Bay. Whatever your HD pleasure, you've come to the right place. This week's podcast is just a click away at the streaming links below.

Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

Producer: Jon Turi

Hear the podcast:

14:16 - The seven big little details we love about the PlayStation 4 (so far)
17:07 - You can't wake the PlayStation 4 with voice commands, but you can shut it off
18:34 - Sony now lets you buy digital PlayStation games from Amazon and other retailers
18:41 - Sony details 11 PS4 entertainment apps available at launch, includes the ones you want
19:17 - Xbox One's first wave of TV apps features Netflix, HBO Go, FiOS, NFL and much more
27:44 - Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup -- then banned
29:25 - Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do
36:21 - Roku will start streaming ESPN and Disney Channel content later this month
37:49 - Netflix comes to Virgin Media TiVo boxes with free six month bundles
38:55 - Pioneer to start building TVs again, but not plasmas
40:39 - Hisense's 55-inch 4K Smart TV priced at $2,000
43:40 - Simple.TV's second-gen DVR streams to mobile apps, ships December 12th for $249
47:08 - TiVo Stream update brings TV to mobile devices, even away from home
48:25 - Star Wars: Episode VII launch date confirmed for December 18th 2015
51:09 - 'Must See HDTV (November 11th - 17th)

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