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Engadget HD Podcast 213 - 09.08.2010

Trent Wolbe

After a slight holiday delay we're right back to cover all the big HD news from the last week. In case you were under a rock, the new Apple TV was revealed and of course competitors like Roku, Boxee and Amazon were quick to respond. After our opinions on Jobs' box and the new reality of $0.99 television show rentals/purchases we dived right into a slew of IFA news from Sony, LG, Toshiba Panasonic and the rest including Avatar on Blu-ray 3D this year, new TVs, a 3D projector from Sony and much, much more. We could be seeing the Xbox 360 added as a U-Verse set-top box soon, but we're even more excited about a new channel announced in the wake of ESPN's agreement with Time Warner. To wrap things up, we've got our impressions of the first college football game aired on ESPN 3D, the new Chuck Blu-ray boxed set and (spoiler alert) a limited edition release of Inception on Blu-ray is on the way.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:01:28 - The new Apple TV for $99
00:05:00 - Apple TV (2010) first look / hands-on! (updated with video)
00:10:05 - Apple TV vs. the competition -- how does it stack up?
00:12:38 - Roku lowers prices across the board: HD box now $69, $99 HD-XR to get 1080p support
00:12:51 - Boxee Box priced at $199, Avner Ronen says it'll give users 'freedom to watch what you want'

00:16:14 - Amazon streaming 99-cent ABC and Fox shows... right now (update: purchases, not rentals!)
00:19:40 - Amazon planning subscription video service to challenge Netflix and Hulu?
00:24:52 - Sony Qriocity on-demand movie service extends into Europe, 'Music Unlimited' coming by year's end
00:27:22 - Sony shows off Google TV (or a video of it, anyway) at IFA 2010
00:28:25 - Logitech Revue and Google TV get very early blurrycam impressions
00:31:31 - Sony: PlayStation 3 Blu-ray 3D update due in October
00:33:46 - Panasonic locks up Avatar Blu-ray 3D release for 2010
00:36:16 - Sony announces VPL-VW90ES 3D projector at IFA 2010
00:38:53 - LG LEX8 'Nano LED' TV eyes-on
00:41:11 - LG's 180-inch plasma that wasn't
00:42:12 - LG's 31-inch OLED spin-slices its way into our cold LCD hearts
00:43:45 - Plex announces partnership with LG, pledges to beat Boxee Box and Apple TV for free
00:45:20 - Toshiba's CEVO-Engine is Cell on steroids, with an ultra-bright LED LCD to burn your eyeballs into submission
00:47:14 - Toshiba goes all LED with new HDTVs at IFA 2010
00:48:06 - Toshiba finally dives into Blu-ray 3D with BDX3100 player, offers up BDX1100 if stereo's not your style
00:49:45 - Toshiba StorE TV+ drive connects up to 2TB of media directly to your HDTV
00:50:20 - Toshiba Places to deliver web content across all Toshiba screens
00:52:05 - Philips Cinema 21:9 Platinum 3D megadisplay eyes-on
00:53:12 - Philips Dimenco glasses-less 3D TV of the future, hopefully our future
00:54:08 - Sharp's 10.6-inch parallax barrier display makes us love our 3D glasses (video)
00:55:13 - Philips Home Control's Dual is a QWERTY remote for attractive people
00:57:55 - SageTV puts $150 HD Theater 300 up for pre-order, breaks down the specifications
01:00:57 - Amulet voice-activated Windows Media Center remote hits the FCC
01:04:50 - AT&T technical support tool suggests Xbox 360 will bring IPTV to U-Verse households soon
01:10:50 - New Time Warner Cable deal brings ESPN to mobile devices and PCs
01:16:00 - ESPN 3D review: college football kickoff
01:26:13 - Chuck: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray review
01:29:25 - Inception European Limited Edition Blu-ray (w/ briefcase) listed for December 6

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