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Engadget HD Podcast 245 - 04.19.2011

Trent Wolbe

The streak of throwback Engadget HD podcasts reaches two this week, as we kick off with DVR news from TiVo and Verizon FiOS before discussing the untimely passing of Discovery HD Theater. Next up are the requisite iPad, Vudu and Netflix mentions we've become accustomed to, as well as a poke at the Google TV and its failure to step up to bat during the Coachella Music Festival this weekend. The last few topics are a grab bag of Wii HD rumors, the biggest LCD you can buy, and Android-powered remote and our weekly poll before we close out with some bonus Apple HDTV speculation and a complete failure to remember who the current FCC Chairman is (Julius Genachowski.)

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

03:38 - TiVo survey hints at multiroom companion box, four tuner DVR in the future
12:20 - Verizon FiOS TV 1.9 software update adds an HD guide, DVR enhancements
18:15 - Discovery HD Theater is becoming Velocity, focuses on programming for 'upscale male audience'
30:06 - Time Warner Cable brings back Discovery, Fox channels to its iPad app
32:55 - Vudu starts streaming movies to the browser, but only in SD
38:15 - Netflix for Xbox 360 updated with Kinect support, everybody wave!
42:27 - Sony rolling out Netflix, Yahoo updates; celebrates internet on TV with a new ad
45:00 - Watching Coachella live on YouTube would be a great use for Google TV -- if it worked (Updated)
47:58 - Wii HD rearing long-rumored head at E3 2011?
51:05 - Sharp's new 70-inch LCD HDTV is definitely bigger than the one your friend just bought
55:05 - Andi-One universal remote runs Android 2.1, does more than change channels
57:50 - Poll: How important is placeshifting?

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