While we’ve still got plenty of iPad second screen and streaming video tech to talk about this week, we’re leading off with some old classics: FCC rulings, DVRs and Windows Media Center. While the FCC may be helping cable companies kill ClearQAM, is the sacrifice actually worth it? We’ve also got a look at the final Ceton Echo, and even TiVo is finally opening up its SDK. We reviewed the new Slingboxes this week, and will go over what they got right — and what they didn’t — before we dig into what’s new to watch this week.
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00:10:43 – FCC to allow encryption of basic cable, with a few strings that Boxee approves of
00:27:57 – Boxee TV streaming / OTA set-top box and DVR pics leak out
00:30:22 – XBMC celebrates 10 years, latest build works in mainline PVR and Raspberry Pi support
00:31:20 – Ceton’s $179 Echo Windows Media Center Extender is ready to go on sale ‘around Thanksgiving’
00:37:30 – Netflix app for Windows 8 now available for download
00:41:00 – Netflix streaming launches in Sweden, lets you get your Bron on+
00:41:54 – Netflix to bring closed captioning to all video content by 2014
00:43:55 – TiVo opens up Developer Channel, lets third parties create apps for your DVR
00:46:27 – Comcast quietly updates DVRs with ability to list stored programs from the web, mobile apps
00:49:20 – NextGuide iPad app continues its fight against boring grids, adds Amazon, gestures and more
00:50:15 – BuddyTV Guide app adds Hulu Plus integration
00:51:15 – Google TV v3 demo video teases better search, mini-guide overlay and tablet control
00:54:26 – Slingbox 350 and 500 review: Sling Media finally upgrades its line of media streamers
01:05:38 – New Starz Play website and apps stream only to Cox customers, but you might not need them
01:07:37 – Must See HDTV (October 15th – 21st)
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