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Engadget HD Podcast 260 - 08.10.2011

Trent Wolbe

After a short delay, here's this weeks podcast and we open up by taking on the complicated issue of Sharp's new "Elite" HDTVs. Can an LCD really take over the badge once worn by the mighty Kuro? LG has its own take on LED-backlit LCDs, while Sony is apparently rethinking its entire approach to the TV business. While the active shutter 3D camp finally gets its act together, ESPN has announced its 3D college football schedule and is even looking forward to 4K broadcasts. Other technology we're not all sold on is voice control, with Amulet showing its approach paired with the Kinect maybe it's time to take another look. We've also got updates on the Logitech Revue running Honeycomb, the InfiniTV 4 USB, DirecTiVo and UltraViolet before digging into what we've been watching (not football) and what we will be watching (football), plus the details on this year's fantasy football league(s).

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

12:50 - Sharp Elite LED LCD TV hands-on (video)
16:40 - LG launches Nano LED backlit LW9800 HDTVs
18:11 - Sony's TV reform to begin 'immediately,' could involve partnering with other firms
20:42 - Panasonic, Sony, Samsung and XpanD finally team up for an active 3D glasses standard
22:29 - ESPN 3D doubles its college football coverage in year two
29:34 - ESPN EVP and CTO Chuck Pagano opens a new facility, sees 4K sports on the horizon
31:21 - Amulet shows off Kinect voice control for Windows Media Center (video)
37:45 - Logitech Revue running Honeycomb caught on camera, looks pretty good
40:30 - Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB is CableLabs certified, almost ready to go
46:00 - DirecTV's US subscriber growth slows, but it still cracks 30 million customers worldwide
48:30 - Time Warner CEO talks HBO Go expansion, first UltraViolet digital locker-enabled movies
53:00 - Recorded TV HD plugin for Media Center adds commercial break indicator
59:17 - Must See HDTV (August 8th - 14th)

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