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Engadget HD Podcast 309 - 07.24.2012

Trent Wolbe

We've survived the great DirecTV / Viacom slapfight, somehow. After many days in the wilderness we have returned with a new episode of the podcast and despite the summer doldrums, developments like two new supersized HDTVs from Samsung and LG there's still something to talk about. Of course we're getting ready for the Olympics later this week, press play to see if we're more excited about that or the arrival of Star Trek: TNG S1 on Blu-ray.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

08:11 - DirecTV and Viacom deal brings MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and the rest back on the air
11:28 - Plex Android app updated with remote control from mobile devices, new transcoding
13:31 - Hulu rolls out a simplified player UI for the web, takes a few cues from mobile
14:48 - Amazon, Warner deal brings Fringe, The West Wing to Prime Instant Video exclusively
16:05 - Yahoo shows off Beyond Gold Olympics app for its connected HDTVs
23:13 - iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries
24:50 - Comcast Xfinity TV Player for Android updated with beta support for Jelly Bean, Nexus 7
26:11 - Comcast reportedly prepping 305Mbps internet service, aims to put FiOS in its place
31:50 - Nielsen to use watermarks to enhance local channel rating accuracy
36:50 - Samsung 75-inch ES9000 smart TV makes stateside debut: on sale in August for $9,999
35:27 - WD TV Play media hub revealed by the FCC, puts Texas Hold'em on the big screen
38:15 - LG 84-inch 'ultra definition' 4K HDTV going on sale in limited quantities in Korea
39:41 - Onkyo upgrades remote apps for latest-gen receivers, intros music streaming Bluetooth adapter
40:30 - Star Trek: The Next Generation Comic-Con trailer tries to make season one (and two) look exciting
42:03 - Must See HDTV (July 23rd - 29th)

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