It was a great week to stop by your local electronics store, as Logitech and Sling both had products pop up on shelves early. Other than taking a peek at the newest Harmony, we’re also digging into the future of Verizon’s FiOS TV Media Server and the upcoming Redbox Instant service. Netflix, Zeebox, Sky and YouTube all have mobile apps making news, and with word that cable companies might get into cloud gaming all we can think about is the possible return of Sega Channel. We close things out with the weekly listings and a quick peek at some of our favorites from the new shows.
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Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh (@bjdraw), Richard Lawler (@rjcc)
Producer: Trent Wolbe
09:16 – Logitech Harmony Touch remote pops up unannounced at Best Buy
15:33 – Slingbox 350 and 500 show up unannounced in Best Buy, flaunt 1080p and built-in WiFi
18:05 – Simple.TV clarifies shipping dates, tells backers units will start arriving October 10th
23:15 – Verizon FiOS TV Media Server due in the coming months, delivers content to 3rd party devices
28:54 – Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD
34:00 – Netflix Just for Kids comes to iPad, keeps Dora exploring beyond the TV
36:15 – Netflix iOS and Android apps have a remote control easter egg for PS3 owners
37:34 – NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football Xtra app comes to Android
38:33 – Zeebox second screen TV companion app crosses over to the US, with a boost from Comcast and HBO
43:05 – Sky+ launches 7-day Catch Up TV, 2TB HD DVRs and adds zeebox extras to its iPad app
44:00 – Sky Sports for iPad update brings second screen to UEFA Champions League, Ryder Cup
45:49 – YouTube for Android update brings preloading to Froyo and Gingerbread, YouTube TV queuing
47:10 – Cable, IPTV providers reportedly testing cloud-based HD gaming for launch next year
50:36 – Fox Broadcast app now available to Xbox Live customers with Dish and FiOS subscriptions
51:34 – Ask Engadget: should companies include a cable with a new product?
53:40 – The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray officially set for December 4th, limited edition Bat Cowl revealed
56:00 – Must See HDTV (October 1st – 7th)
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Engadget HD Podcast 318 – 10.02.2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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