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Engadget HD Podcast 236 - 02.08.2011

Trent Wolbe
02.08.11
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This week's podcast is short and sweet, with pricing info for Panasonic's latest and greatest taking the top news slot, closely followed by an unsurprisingly lackluster launch for glasses-free 3DTVs. A pair of rumors concerning the return of old favorites in HD, and maybe even 3D, with whispers of Friends on Blu-ray and Halo: CE on Xbox 360. That's all just a prelude to a slew of streaming news from Hulu, Amazon and Comcast, before we close out with a surprising purchase by Dish Network and the latest update for Roku owners.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

06:54 - Panasonic's 2011 HDTVs shown off in Japan with prices, March release dates
09:35 - 3DTV shocker! Toshiba's first glasses-free TVs selling slowly in Japan
10:57 - Will Warner release Friends Season 1 on Blu-ray this year?
23:00 - Original Halo: CE to see a full HD (& 3D) remake on Xbox 360?
24:50 - Hulu CEO welcomes back The Daily Show & more from Viacom, lays out a battle plan for the future
30:28 - Rumor: Amazon could launch unlimited movie streaming in February, no major studios on board yet
32:15 - Xfinity TV for iPad now streaming VOD for 'select networks' including HBO and Showtime (update: hands-on)
34:50 - Dish Network offers $1 billion to buy a bankrupt satellite/antenna company for reasons only it knows
37:55 - Comcast, Time Warner deal ensures TNT, TBS shows for VOD & live streaming
39:15 - Another firmware update grants Roku owners USB channel, MKV containers come along

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