Engadget HD Podcast 402 - 6.18.14

A short time ago, your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler celebrated the 400th episode of the Engadget HD Podcast and it was a milestone achievement. After this week, however, the show will be on hiatus as we re-envision the future of how we deliver HD and other news beyond the website proper. That doesn't mean we haven't packed in a ton of info into this week's episode, however. The FCC has decided to step in to offer support for municipal broadband and to review the situation between Netflix and ISPs like Comcast and Verizon. A new Slingbox is hitting the market and Comcast's Xfinity router seems to have developed WiFi capabilities. Of course, it wouldn't be a podcast without your hosts quibbling about the merits of Michael Bay or Ben giving us some info about either the Lego Movie or the brand's latest game. If you chose to watch last night's episode of Fargo instead of listening to the podcast live, we forgive you. But please join us for this week's edition of the Engadget HD Podcast at the streaming links below. At least for now, we'll all have a bit more time for HDTV!

Hosts: Richard Lawler, Ben Drawbaugh

Producer: Jon Turi

Hear the podcast:

15:12 - FCC demands that states get out of the way of municipal broadband
17:10 - The FCC is looking into Netflix's issues with Comcast and Verizon
18:58 - Clarification: Does Xbox One have 10% more horsepower without Kinect?
22:22 - Qplay's video streaming service is now on Chromecast
31:11 - Netflix is shutting down its API, but helpers like InstantWatcher aren't going away
39:55 - Netflix's website is suddenly sporting a fresh logo and brighter background
41:23 - This is the next Slingbox, with WiFi in a smaller (and probably cheaper) box
45:51 - Like it or not, your Comcast Xfinity router may now be a WiFi hotspot
52:48 - IMAX shows why its 4K camera could get you watching 3D movies again
54:40 - A look at how 'Jurassic Park' and its CGI dinosaurs changed cinema
59:21 - Amazon stops taking movie pre-orders in pricing battle with Warner Bros.
54:40 - Amazon lines up a drama from writers behind Braveheart and Lost
59:21 - 'Breaking Bad' hits Netflix in 4K today
54:40 - What's on your HDTV this week: World Cup, 'Fargo' finale, 'True Blood' premiere

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