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Engadget HD Podcast 276 - 11.29.2011

Trent Wolbe

Even with the holiday break, it's been a busy week and we've got plenty to discuss including some long-awaited events, like a new HD guide from Comcast, the DirecTiVo, and SlingPlayer for Boxee Box. That's not all however, since we're just a week away from Microsoft's latest assault on the living room with the new Xbox 360 dashboard, and with CES just over a month away rumors are heating up including news about Samsung and Google TV. We've also got our holiday shopping guide for 2011 to talk about, so check out that list and what we're watching over the next week and add in your suggestions in the comments below.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

05:23 - Revamped Xbox 360 dashboard to launch on December 6th, Microsoft confirms
16:50 - Microsoft acquires VideoSurf, promises to bring better video search and discovery to Xbox Live
20:02 - Comcast shows off its new 'Barcelona' HD guide upgrade
25:07 - TiVo Q4 results bring first sub growth in years, DirecTiVo is imminent
30:32 - Samsung in 'last-stage talks' to use Google TV, will show off hardware after CES
32:46 - Blu-ray video encryption cracked using $260 kit
38:33 - SlingPlayer for Connected Devices is here, arrives first on Boxee Box
41:15 - Sky Sports dedicated F1 HD channel coming next season
44:10 - Engadget's holiday gift guide 2011: HDTV and home theater
54:00 - Must See HDTV (November 28th - December 4th)

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