Engadget HD Podcast 337 - 02.19.2013



Engadget HD Podcast 337 - 02.19.2013

We’re getting the band back together. After we welcome Ryan Block and Peter Rojas back to the fold, we dig into all the news that came out of the AllThingsD conference last week. Sony, Dish, Microsoft, Intel and others had plenty to say, but did we believe everything we heard? We’re also on the bleeding edge of a new display technology as OLED HDTVs hit the streets, so we’ll make our best guess as to whether mainstream pricing is in the near future. Finally, several connected TV platforms have updates, and the battle for content continues to heat up with customers stuck in the middle — press play to find out all the details.

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

Producer: James Trew (@itstrew)

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00:19:32 Aol acquires gdgt: get those engdgt puns out of your system today
00:25:42 Sony Entertainment’s Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an ‘explosion in creativity’
00:32:55 Dish’s Charlie Ergen on wireless dreams, ad skipping, à la carte programming and more
00:37:13 Microsoft talks plans for premium content production, details Xbox 360’s transition to an ‘entertainment console’
00:39:44 Intel confirms new internet-based television streaming product, ‘working with entire industry’ to launch this year
00:43:33 Eric Kessler announces AirPlay support for HBO Go and Max Go apps, says à la carte HBO access still isn’t economically viable
00:49:50 LG’s 55-inch OLED HDTV ships in Korea next week, has 100 pre-orders so far
00:52:32 LG Display invests $655 million to expand OLED HDTV mass production next year
00:54:45 Samsung Display drops injunction request against LG Display, moves closer to OLED peace
00:56:45 Red sues Sony over patents, wants disputed F-series cameras ‘destroyed’
00:58:14 Vizio Co-Star update brings new Google TV UI, native Amazon and Vudu
01:00:16 TiVo Premiere now loaded with Flingo LaunchPad, nets more than 70 video apps
01:02:49 Western Digital unveils WD TV Play streaming box, directly competes with Roku
01:04:45 Raspbmc 1.0 brings stable media center duties to your Raspberry Pi
01:06:45 Seas0nPass jailbreak and aTV Flash (black) version arrive for Apple TV 5.2, bring Bluetooth keyboard compatibility
01:07:31 Amazon expands CBS content on Prime Instant Video, lands an Under the Dome exclusive
01:09:42 Amazon to spice up Lovefilm with BBC and original content, serve it to Bravias in HD
01:10:10 Comcast grows in Q4, buys the rest of NBCUniversal and rolls out more new DVRs
01:13:04 Netflix and DreamWorks to launch original show for kids in December
01:14:08 Now you too can watch Valve’s Gabe Newell and Bad Robots’ J.J. Abrams talk about storytelling
01:15:00 Must See HDTV (February 18th - 24th)

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