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Engadget HD Podcast 273 - 11.08.2011

Trent Wolbe

Flowing through this week's packed lineup of topic is a theme of Hollywood vs. new technology, whether it's CBS against a new Apple TV service and Hulu or the MPAA v. Zediva. As much as wrangling over licensing causes us headaches there are some (potentially) positive developments to mention with new cable choices spreading in Canada, new features on the way from DirecTV, and Time Warner's tablet app coming to Android. On the hardware side of things it appears AMOLED may be ready to replace ZScreen as next year's vaporware tech of choice -- is there any chance we'll be able to buy either one any time soon? We'll close things out with a look at the latest cameras from RED and a look back at the first "high definition" broadcasts before discussing what we'll be watching (and playing) this week.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

11:05 - CBS boss reveals why the company is 'against joining Apple TV' (or Hulu)
13:55 - Zediva ordered to permanently shut down operations, pay $1.8 million to MPAA
17:30 - Blockbuster Express kiosks hike rental rates to keep offering new movies
21:10 - Netflix, MGM strike licensing agreement ahead of launch in the UK, Ireland
22:45 - NYT: Disney, YouTube strike new content partnership, will launch kid-friendly channel
24:39 - Plex hops on the Google TV train, finds it has plenty of room to stretch its legs
26:23 - Google might offer TV / phone service over its fiber network
28:19 - Rogers Cable tries on flexible channel packages in Ontario, will customers like the fit?
31:00 - DirecTV adds more subscribers than ever, will push live streaming, HD UI, and multiroom DVRs
33:48 - TWCable TV app in development for Android, should drop before the season's first 3-pointer (updated)
35:15 - Motorola Corvair 6-inch Android 2.3 tablet outed, destined for the home automation set?
37:46 - Sony posts $350 million loss in Q2 earnings report, forecasts full-year loss
39:55 - Samsung, RealD pact for ZScreen passive glasses 3D TVs falls apart
41:45 - DuPont's AMOLED HDTV tech licensed by... someone, will likely be used to build HDTVs
44:36 - RED makes the Scarlet official, 5K stills and 4K video for $9,750
45:30 - Peter Jackson reveals the Red Epic secrets behind The Hobbit (video)
47:50 - BBC celebrates 75 years of 'high definition' TV this weekend
50:20 - Must See HDTV (November 7th - 13th)

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