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Engadget HD Podcast 253 - 06.14.2011

Trent Wolbe

We're back with another podcast recorded live with our UStream audience (thanks, all of you for stopping by) just in time to wrap up the last of the E3 news and the beginning of 2011 Cable Show news. We've got new boxes from TiVo (cue geek rant) and Motorola, a new HD console from Nintendo and finally Sony's pushing 3D with an LCD and projector that are both priced to move. There's also plenty of sports news to digest this week, with the first year in the books for ESPN 3D, BBC's first 3D broadcast, the Olympics stay on NBC and ESPN is still working on 1080p60. On the hardware front, Panasonic has a new chip to put in its TVs, Sony could be ready to make the best Bravias yet and InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuners have officially gotten cheaper. Our last topic for the week is's redesign, so hit the play button and find out exactly what we think is wrong with it.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:05:20 - TiVo Premiere Q and Preview boxes are official along with an updated iPad app
00:22:25 - Motorola Televation turns cable TV into IPTV streams for the whole home
00:26:51 - The Wii U, Nintendo's next console (video)
00:35:05 - Sony introduces PlayStation-brand 3D monitor and 3D glasses, bundle available for $499
00:37:15 - Sony's 24-inch PlayStation 3D 'dual-view' monitor: here's how it works
00:40:42 - Sony's new 3D VPL-HW30ES projector is official for the US too, costs $3,699
00:43:17 - BBC picks Wimbledon for its first 3D broadcast in July
00:51:00 - NBC Universal wins Olympic broadcasts through 2020, promises all events live starting in 2014
01:02:59 - ESPN's MPEG-4 switch provides a path to 1080p60 broadcasts
01:07:49 - Panasonic's 1.4 GHz dual-core Smart TV chip is industry's fastest, should load Netflix quicker
01:11:17 - Sony licenses Dolby's HDR tech to make brighter, better Bravia HDTVs in the future
01:13:00 - InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner adds $100 instant rebate, new retailers
01:15:45 -'s new look is focused on streaming, cribs UI elements from connected TV apps

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