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Engadget HD Podcast 255 - 07.07.2011

Trent Wolbe

After taking a week off and a schedule-shifting holiday weekend we've finally got another HD podcast for you. A new look is news for our HDTV Listings and the Verizon FiOS update that's finally rolling out again, and we've even got some promising updates from TiVo for a change of pace. Roku part deux also made the news recently, along with several expansions by Netflix including its plans in Latin America and the addition of Star Trek, while its competitors Amazon and Hulu Plus keep making moves to catch up. We even have some actual HDTV news to talk about for once, with word that plasma sales are up, new TVs from Vizio and more shots fired by LG and Samsung. Closing out the show is a quick investigation into the Columbia House Blu-ray club and the upcoming Jurassic Park Trilogy Blu-ray set.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:03:20 - Must See HDTV this week: Bounty Hunters in Space edition
00:05:00 - Must See HDTV (June 5th - 10th)
00:10:29 - Verizon FiOS IMG 1.9 rollout to resume next week, with SD override and improved contrast
00:12:01 - TiVo's retail plans for quad-tuner Premiere DVR revealed in FCC filing
00:20:17 - TiVo Premiere multiroom streaming already enabled?
00:24:26 - Roku 2 line passes through the FCC with modest hardware updates and a reset button
00:25:26 - Roku 2 HD struts its stuff in the wild along with a new remote (Update: new comparison pics)
00:26:45 - Netflix bringing instant streaming Latin America, global domination plan on track
00:28:00 - Netflix Watch Instantly works in a new region: Puerto Rico
00:29:18 - Star Trek TV series, X-Men cartoon are among Netflix Watch Instantly additions today
00:30:41 - Amazon boosts Prime Instant Video streaming with more than 1,000 new TV shows, movies
00:31:31 - Hulu Plus for Android is available now... for six devices
00:34:06 - Hulu reportedly retains investment bankers and renews Fox deal, will go on sale soon
00:41:00 - Potential Hulu deal with Disney increases ads, value to prospective buyers
00:41:53 - Plasma coalition says sales are up over last year
00:44:09 - Vizio extends its LCD HDTV sales lead; new 3D, VIA Plus and ultrawidescreen TVs are on the way
00:46:18 - LG claims 4 out of 5 viewers prefer its 3D to Sony or Samsung, whips up some new ads
00:48:29 - Samsung sews up 60 percent of the 3D TV market
00:50:45 - Columbia House still exists, launches first Blu-ray specific club
00:57:17 - Jurassic Park Trilogy comes to Blu-ray October 25th

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