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Engadget HD Podcast 227 - 12.15.2010

Trent Wolbe

After a slight delay we do have our weekly podcast sans-studio audience (no chevelleman or jmallory squares this week) and after a quick examination of all things RAID and Windows Home Server we just right into the weekly news starting with Best Buy's revelation that the years TV sales weren't as high as expected and what this could mean for connected TVs and 3D capable TVs. Next up are LGs new redesigned 3D glasses and the sickeningly long Avatar 3D exclusivity period for Panasonic, while the Bambi Blu-ray disc gets its own iPad app. After that we enter the arena where advertisers and broadcasters are fighting over HD sidebars during SD commercials and take a look at Comcast's rumored Xcalibur test of a cable box that streams internet video. We've got our weekly update about Netflix, plus Prima Cinema's incredibly pricing online movie plans before closing things with this week's Ask EHD, a new product from Kaleidescape and this year's Holiday Gift Guide.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

12:48 - Best Buy sees big drop in TV sales, eases pain with beefy mobile revenue
17:45 - LG's next set of 3D glasses were designed by a designer, will grace CES 2011
19:24 - Panasonic's Avatar 3D monopoly runs into 2012, no 3D Blu-ray release until Mayan calendar ends?
22:50 - Disney announces Bambi Blu-ray/DVD combo for March 1st, debuts new Second Screen PC/iPad app
25:24 - Advertisers, broadcasters fight over who owns the HD sidebars during 4x3 commercials
31:05 - Comcast 'Xcalibur' test program brings web video, unified search to cable boxes
34:15 - Netflix adds streaming content for Canadians including The Kids in the Hall
36:45 - CE Oh no he didn't!: Time Warner chief likens Netflix threat to Albanian army
44:25 - Prima Cinema plans to offer $500 first-run movie downloads, with a mere $20k setup fee
46:49 - Ask Engadget HD: Combo media streamer and Blu-ray/DVD ripper?
48:20 - Kaleidescape launches 100-disc Blu-ray movie server
52:12 - Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide: HDTVs and home theater

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