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Engadget HD Podcast 242 - 03.22.2011

Trent Wolbe

This week we have another special guest, Kris Brown of the 3DTV Working Group and Warner Home Video specifically on to talk all things 3D TVs, Blu-ray 3D, the challenges faced by the new format and what the immediate future holds. After that we've got a bit more 3D talk with a couple of ESPN 3D notes and a look at Samsung's rollout of its latest HDTVs and Blu-ray players. After 3D, social media and connected TV platforms are the next big things so there's plenty of Boxee, Twitter, iPad, Google TV and Netflix news from last week to sort through. Finally, we'll take a look at a recent update for the Virgin Media TiVo, what box is best for playing MKVs and Mitsubishi's exit from the LCD TV game.

Note: We'd like to apologize ahead of time, we had a few issues with the audio recordings this week so please bear with us.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:00:30 - Special guest Kris Brown of the 3DTV working group
00:19:30 - ESPN 3D airs its first news story tonight with E:60
00:22:00 - ESPN 3D will launch on Verizon FiOS April 5
00:25:32 - Samsung announces availability, pricing for 2011 HDTVs, Blu-ray players and HTIB
00:31:35 - Boxee 1.5 bringing 'huge browser update' by end of March
00:36:47 - Poll: How social is your TV watching?
00:53:42 - TWCable TV iPad app struggling with high demand, angry cable channels
00:56:03 - Google TV Remote app now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
00:59:05 - Logitech asks where all the lost TV remotes are eventually found
00:59:35 - Sony licenses Microsoft's PlayReady DRM
01:02:08 - Netflix is getting into the content biz, confirms 'House of Cards' will launch in late 2012
01:07:15 - Virgin Media enables the third tuner on its TiVo DVR
01:10:10 - Ask Engadget HD: What's the cheapest media streamer that plays MKVs?
01:15:28 - Mitsubishi drops LCD HDTVs to focus on 73-inch and above sized displays

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