Yep, there's more net neutrality talk this week, but look on the bright side: at least Eastbound & Down has arrived on Blu-ray. But it doesn't take a major leaguer to throw a curveball, as exemplified by Netflix's one dollar price hike for all its subscribers. The upside? If you're an existing customer, you get a two-year grace period on that increase. NBC is also upping the ante, but its all about locking in Olympics broadcast coverage until 2032 to the tune of $7.65 billion. While some things are looking to the future, this week also brought about a slew of TV finales, including the less-than-triumphant return of Cleveland Brown to Family Guy after his own show got canned. All this and more can be found amongst the informed chatter on this week's Engadget HD Podcast, conveniently served up at the streaming links below.
Hosts: Richard Lawler, Ben Drawbaugh
Producer: Jon Turi
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03:38 - Microsoft lowers Xbox One price to $400 without Kinect
09:21 - Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services will be open to all on Xbox One, Xbox 360
12:46 - The hidden value of Amazon's Fire TV
16:08 - Netflix begins raising prices, but current users get a two-year freeze
21:21 - FCC's new net neutrality rules opposed by 100+ internet companies
23:25 - FCC may revise the new net neutrality rules, but it's unlikely to satisfy critics
39:40 - NBC's $7 billion Olympics deal will keep the games tied to cable TV until you're old
42:51 - Major League Soccer to stream out-of-market games on ESPN3
45:29 - Rumors say AT&T is close to a $50 billion deal for DirecTV, unless it isn't
48:09 - Sony reportedly puts its OLED TV efforts on hold
49:48 - PBS gives parents a way to monitor what kids are watching on its site
51:13 - Breaking Bad in 4K coming to Netflix in June
52:23 - Vudu's 'Share My Movies' lets up to five friends peek into your library
53:10 - Must See HDTV for the week of May 12th: Her, Crocodile Dundee and so many finales
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