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Engadget HD Podcast 239 - 03.01.2011

Trent Wolbe

After visiting San Francisco (thanks to everyone who came out for the meetup!) we're back with even more topics, not the least of which are the 2010 Engadget Awards, Readers & Editors Choice editions. After hashing out the best of last year we take a quick peek at Amazon's new streaming video entry and how it measures up, plus the latest from Netflix and YouTube. There's mobile news with the new MHL port and SlingPlay Mobile updates before we check out the week that was for DirecTV. There's plenty of 3D news too, from the awesome (NBA Finals, Masters, UFC) to the questionable (Wrath of the Titans, Inception.) We'll wrap up with a look at Mitsubishi's latest implementation of lasers in TVs and a preview of the first 2011 model year HDTVs to show up in stores.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

07:57 - The winners of the 2010 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice
10:51 - The winners of the 2010 Engadget Awards -- Editors' Choice
20:36 - Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers
23:00 - Amazon Prime Instant Video hands-on
23:56 - analyzes Amazon Prime Instant Video offerings vs the competition
26:45 - Netflix signs up some TV shows from CBS' library for Watch Instantly streaming
29:00 - Netflix: 30 percent of Watch Instantly titles subbed with more on the way, plus Xbox & Roku support
35:00 - YouTube says it's in talks to stream NHL, NBA games, NHL says it isn't
36:20 - Samsung Galaxy S II first with MHL port for dual-purpose USB or HDMI out (video)
39:24 - SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone & iPad updated with video out support
41:50 - DirecTV previews its iPad remote app: no streaming, but very customizable
43:30 - Official DirecTV App for iPad now available, brings touch controls to your satellite box
45:35 - DirecTV announces positive Q4 results; no word on new HD channels, DirecTiVo or 24/7 ESPN 3D
48:30 - ESPN 3D adds the NBA Finals to its broadcast schedule
48:55 - ESPN 3D is bringing five days of Masters coverage in April
49:55 - UFC on Versus 3 will be in 3D March 3
53:30 - Clash of the Titans sequel will be another 2D-to-3D conversion, and Inception too?
58:27 - Mitsubishi shows off prototype LCD HDTVs backlit by LEDs and lasers
01:01:28 - 2011's new HDTVs from Samsung, Panasonic, LG start to arrive in stores, pricing leaks out

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