Welcome to a special President’s Day Engadget HD podcast (ok, not that special) where we kick things off with last week’s hot button topic: universal pricing. Is a forced even playing field between online and B&M retailers fair, or harmful to the consumer? You guys sounded off in the comments, so we took another look at Samsung’s plan for its 2012 HDTVs. We’ve also got plenty of HTPC news, with InfiniTV access on more platforms, a new round of arguments between Boxee and the NCTA and Kinect for Media Center. It’s also time to say hello to Aereo — even if we think it may not be long for this world — before taking a look at the latest receivers from Onkyo and what’s on TV this week.
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Producer: Trent Wolbe
00:23:45 – BBC 3D London Olympics plans include one live sporting event, daily highlights
00:28:43 – Premium cable TV comes to XBMC, GoodPlayer and more via InfiniTV 4 tuner
00:34:50 – Boxee and the NCTA debate if ClearQAM is good for us
00:40:00 – March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free
00:42:56 – Blockbuster On Demand pulls back from TiVo and others, is it on its way out?
00:47:15 – HBO Go rolls out to most Samsung Smart HDTVs — but not through all providers
00:52:46 – Xbox 360 system update gets its colors in order, makes it mandatory
00:55:01 – Kinect for Media Center released, why not wave and shout at your HTPC?
00:57:03 – Comcast slows the flood of video customer losses in Q4 2011
00:58:24 – Time Warner Cable’s TWC TV launches for PC, brings live TV streaming to the desktop
01:01:04 – Aereo puts TV antennas in the cloud, streams OTA broadcasts on the internet
01:05:04 – Onkyo debuts new entry level receivers, HTIBs for 2012
01:09:30 – Must See HDTV (February 20th – 26th)
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