Engadget HD Podcast 399 - 5.21.14

Things are heating up in the HD world this week, but definitely not enough to cook a pizza properly. AT&T is making a bid to buy DirecTV for a hefty sum, unless the company's NFL Sunday Ticket portion doesn't pan out, leaving them with an escape clause. Other deals afoot include the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger, both of which are some of the most hated names in the industry. As for Pioneer's beloved Kuro displays, it seems Ben's had one in his home for longer than he's willing to believe, leaving him in a nostalgic lurch. This gives Richard a chance to dish out all the new content that's popped up on Hulu Plus and run down some Must See HDTV -- don't worry, no Game of Thrones spoilers. As always, there's a ton of info to feed your brain with, so click on down to the streaming links and join us for this week's episode!

Hosts: Richard Lawler, Ben Drawbaugh

Producer: Jon Turi

Hear the podcast:

02:54 - AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion
12:33 - AT&T's multibillion dollar DirecTV purchase could hinge on... football?
20:46 - Comcast and TWC voted most-hated ISPs in America's most-hated industry
22:47 - FCC votes in favor of new Net Neutrality rules, leaves room for 'fast lanes'
32:45 - Virtual Joey app arrives with satellite TV for your PS3
34:33 - Brazilians will see every blade of World Cup grass on outdoor 4K screens
36:10 - Gadget Rewind 2007: Pioneer Kuro PDP-5080HD plasma
40:55 - Sony's $700 4K streaming box gets a much needed pre-order discount
42:27 - Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science
47:01 - Sailor Moon arrives on Hulu Plus in its full, uncensored glory
49:04 - 'Halo 5: Guardians' and live-action Halo TV show set for fall 2015 launch
50:33 - Upcoming Xbox history show will let you 'play TV'
55:24 - Must See HDTV for the week of May 19th: Indy 500, Monaco GP and no Game of Thrones

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