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Engadget HD Podcast 269 - 10.11.2011

Trent Wolbe

After a tumultuous week in tech we're back -- but Qwikster isn't. Of course we're giving our two cents on Netflix's stunning reversal, but there's also plenty of non-streaming news too. The newest TiVo DVR is out and about, while DirecTV is also ready to show off its Nomad and HR34 boxes. Microsoft has enhanced the Xbox 360's capabilities with a few new partnerships, while Comcast previews the future of pay-TV with its latest moves. The dawn of Ultraviolet is finally upon us, so are we excited about the possibility of buy once play anywhere? Find out the answer to this question and many more when you press play below.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

04:45 - Netflix backtracks on Qwikster, will keep DVDs and streaming under the same URL
13:20 - TiVo Premiere Elite now available, but is updated software the big surprise?
22:37 - DirecTV Nomad is ready to launch, transcodes DVRed shows for mobile viewing
31:40 - DirecTV's five tuner, RVU-ready HR34 DVR revealed
38:10 - Microsoft reveals new TV providers including Verizon and Comcast coming to Xbox 360 (video)
44:25 - U-verse on Xbox 360 is getting upgraded in November, but will require XBL Gold
47:13 - Comcast testing pay-per-package, still afraid of a-la-carte
49:55 - Comcast promises Xfinity VOD streaming on more devices, new Xcalibur guide in 2012
54:41 - CinemaNow strikes deal with Intel, adds new movies in 1080p HD
55:30 - UltraViolet 'digital locker' opens for business. Lets you buy once, play anywhere... eventually
01:02:05 - Must See HDTV (October 10th - 16th)

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