After finally seeing the Google TV we take some time to talk about the future of connected HDTVs, and we've brought in industry veteran Jeremy Toeman and Engadget editor Ross Miller to figure out what the future may hold. Once we get through all the Google talk, there's still plenty of news including the truth about HDTV specs and testing, a new version of SageTV and good & bad news for some Comcast subscribers. Then it's on to the potential of holographic broadcasts in just 12 years and the first 3D blu-ray announced for retail in the U.S. If you prefer your movies digitally, we're trying to figure out the potential of $30 early releases, before moving on to the latest Watch Instantly update and Best Buy's new VOD outlet. HTPC talk brings things home with the bad news of another Ceton delay and a look at Elgato's new HD PVR for Macs, but don't forget to check out part 2 of the podcast in #195 -- it's all about Lost.

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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@Rjcc)
Special Guests: Jeremy Toeman (@JToeman) & Ross Miller (@ohnorosco)

Producer: Trent Wolbe

Program
00:02:08 - Google I/O recap: more web than you can shake a frozen dessert at
00:13:34 - Editorial: Engadget on Google TV
00:38:00 - Logitech's Google TV companion box includes smartphone apps, we go eyes-on (updated: video!)

00:41:58 - Google TV: Who is the competition and what are they saying about it?
00:47:05 - HDTV tests pit fantasy land specs against real world performance -- guess what happens
00:54:18 - SageTV 7 due to arrive tomorrow with new look
00:56:14 - Comcast Cisco/SA markets are finally getting the iGuide
00:59:22 - Japan proposes holographic 3D broadcasts for 2022 World Cup
01:03:00 - Having problems seeing 3D? The American Optometric Association will be happy to help
01:04:40 - Disney's A Christmas Carol Blu-ray 3D box art -- and $50 srp -- revealed
01:13:27 - Movies could be available as a VOD rental before DVD, Blu-ray -- for $20 to $30 each
01:24:20 - Windows Media Center Netflix plugin updated for Watch Instantly in HD
01:25:43 - Best Buy's internet movie store launches this month under the CinemaNow brand
01:26:37 - Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner delayed again
01:29:20 - Elgato's EyeTV HD records shows to your Mac, slings live to your iPad



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Engadget HD Podcast 194 - 05.25.2010