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Engadget HD Podcast 312 - 08.21.2012

Trent Wolbe

Right on time this week, we've got the return of Apple TV rumors (again), a look at the trend of cable cutting and a surprise of the good kind for digital copies. Second screen TV apps are also in full effect this week with updates from Syfy Network and GetGlue. One more big surprise is the arrival of Avatar on Blu-ray 3D at retail this fall, plus a peek at our back to school guide. Listen in and tell us if you agree with our picks, or just take out your frustration in our fantasy football leagues. If you'd like to join in on the fantasy action leave a comment on this post with your email address, or just joni our Pick 'Em league on Yahoo. The league ID is 19511 and the password is EHD12, the winner will receive our respect, admiration and scorn until next season.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:14:40 - WSJ: Apple's TV focus changes to putting cable TV in its set-top box
00:27:10 - Editorial: Cutting the cable cord is a young trend going in the right direction
00:36:35 - Warner quietly extends the expiration dates of digital copies, discs remain ornamental
00:38:07 - Syfy for iPad app adds Sync feature, second screen content launches Tuesday with Face Off
00:40:25 - Ceton's Media Center Companion apps for mobiles hit RC status, add new features
00:44:26 - GetGlue for iPad hits version 3.0: adds personalized guides, show recommendations and alerts
00:49:35 - Next generation of Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets and phones, we go ears-on
00:51:44 - ESPN launches ESPNFC site and apps, updates ESPN Goals with match previews, highlights
00:52:47 - Cablevision set to offer NFL Network, RedZone Channel after finally striking a deal
00:53:50 - Netflix rolls out new 'post-play experience' on web player, PS3
00:55:50 - Netflix Watch Instantly streaming coming to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland this year
00:58:08 - Engadget's back to school guide 2012: HDTV
01:00:30 - Avatar Blu-ray 3D Collectors Edition finally comes to retail in October
01:02:10 - Verizon's Viewdini appears on iOS: works on any network, hunts video from 11 sources
01:02:30 - Must See HDTV (August 20th - 26th)

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