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Engadget HD Podcast 279 - 12.20.2011

Trent Wolbe
12.20.11
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The future of TV has become a theme as of late, and this week Ben's editorial puts the topic front and center. We'll paw through what's wrong and possible solutions on the horizon including the latest Apple rumors, a new deal for the NFL and Channel Master's OTA DVR / streaming video combo box. Other hardware is also encroaching on the living room, so we'll also take a peek at the latest Xbox Live updates and a new iPhone remote for Roku. Press play for all that and more, including the (sad) state of our fantasy football efforts and what's on TV over the holiday break.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:04:35 - What's wrong with TV, and what it might take to change it
00:27:43 - Apple reportedly discussing its 'vision for the future of TV' with media execs
00:35:50 - NFL renews TV deals with CBS, Fox, NBC for nine more years, money reportedly involved
00:43:40 - Avatar special edition takes another dip on iTunes Tuesday, brings exclusive extras
00:46:58 - Time Warner finally cuts a deal for HBO Go streaming, launches 'in the next month'
00:49:40 - YouTube, Verizon FiOS TV and more video services roll out to Xbox Live
00:57:30 - Gamers spending more time streaming video to their consoles, Nielsen finds
01:00:47 - Roku's official iPhone remote app is available, has gesture control and channel selection for all
01:04:20 - Netflix updates iOS app with new iPad-optimized interface
01:09:49 - Channel Master TV review
01:13:09 - FCC tells advertisers to CALM down, lowers the volume on commercial breaks
01:14:00 - Roku 2, LT update adds support for both MKVs and an upcoming official iOS remote app
01:14:55 - Must See HDTV (December 19th - 25th)

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