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Engadget HD Podcast 250 - 05.24.2011

Trent Wolbe

Even thunderstorms and power outages couldn't stop us from getting out another episode of the EHD podcast (although you may notice some jumps in quality, we had to go with the backup recording for a segment) but this week kicks off with a load of DVR news. From TiVo to DirecTV RVU to Comcast to Allvid, it's all about set-top boxes or the lack thereof. Other news for the week includes Google's curious Android Market movie restrictions, the beginning of 1080p OTA broadcasts and something to watch out for on your next trip to the movies. Last, but certainly not least this week? The world's first Super Hi-Vision TV, offering viewers a peek at what EngadgetSHV will be posting about in 2020.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

01:45 - Hulu Plus on TiVo Premiere hands-on
06:23 - TiVo pricing changes May 19th: $100 Premiere, $20 / month service, $500 lifetime for all
09:58 - RCN exec confirms TiVo Premiere multiroom streaming in latest update
16:17 - DirecTV is field testing RVU, will offer satellite TV without individual receivers in October
24:27 - Comcast's next generation Xfinity Spectrum DVR shows off quad tuners, new menu and apps
28:39 - Comcast brings Xfinity TV VOD to iPhone, iPod Touch, but only on WiFi
30:25 - Fox's latest anti-AllVid FCC filing suggests new pay-TV service is coming to gaming consoles
36:12 - Study finds Netflix is the largest source of internet traffic in North America
40:20 - Google is blocking Android Market movie rentals on rooted devices because of copy protection
44:11 - BBC HD quietly begins broadcasting in 1080p, but not all Sony HDTVs can handle it
46:22 - Movie theaters could screw up your 2D movies by leaving the digital projector set up for 3D
49:05 - Titanic 3D re-release scheduled for April 2012, 100 years after the ship set sail
51:35 - Sharp shows off the world's first Super Hi-Vision 85-inch LCD with 16x more detail than 1080p

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