This week's podcast includes such unlikely topics as $30 video on-demand, competition for Netflix and the future for wireless HDMI standards. We also found time to discuss Nintendo's next console, the future of the NHL on Versus/NBC and the upcoming release of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast 3D on Blu-ray, so go ahead and hit the play button for all the news.
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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@rjcc)
Producer: Trent Wolbe
15:09 - DirecTV's $30 per rental premium video on-demand service launches Thursday
20:05 - L.A. Times sees possible competition for Netflix coming from Walmart, Best Buy, Vutopia and more
25:38 - Poll: What's the most important feature for a Netflix competitor?
29:00 - HBO Go app set to stream its way to iPhones, iPads and Android devices
33:15 - Google puts the kibosh on Roku's unofficial YouTube channel
35:51 - Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast show up for preorders in Blu-ray, 3D boxed sets
41:28 - Nintendo confirms next Wii coming in 2012, will preview it at E3
44:18 - NBC Sports Group locks up NHL broadcasts for 10 years, plans to rename Versus
50:00 - Silicon Image buys up SiBeam, what's next for WirelessHD?
50:33 - Ask Engadget HD: I need a new HDTV
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