This week on the Engadget HD Podcast we kick things off by encouraging everyone to make sure their favorite gadgets are nominated for the 2010 awards. Afterwards, we dive into the recently approved NBC/Comcast deal as well as TiVo's new deal with Charter and its iPad remote app. XBMC was in the news as well, showing up on the Apple TV and iPad, while online movie service Netflix and Vudu also took up some of the limelight. Connected TVs were next up, with Samsung's app store passing two million downloads, Opera heading to Sony's TVs and Amazon purchasing all of Lovefilm. We close things out with some quick Star Wars Blu-ray news and our weekly poll that asks how many remotes our readers are using.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

03:37 - Nominate your favorite gadgets in the 2010 Engadget Awards!
05:00 - FCC approves Comcast's purchase of NBC (Update: Justice Department too, it's done)
12:08 - Charter to offer TiVo's Premiere, 'non-DVR platforms' later this year
14:41 - App Review: TiVo Premiere for iPad
24:24 - XBMC comes to the new Apple TV, we go hands-on (video)
27:28 - XBMC comes to the iPad
28:27 - Netflix removing 'Add to DVD Queue' button from TV streamers, execs debate the company's future
36:47 - Vudu arrives on the Boxee Box, along with a host of big fixes (update)
38:00 - Vudu 2.0 interface moves beyond PS3 & Boxee Box, now available on most TVs, Blu-ray players
41:00 - Ask Engadget HD: What's the best connected TV for me?
43:03 - Samsung's HDTV-based app store passes two million downloads
45:35 - Opera browser headed to Sony TVs and Blu-ray players
48:43 - Amazon agrees to buy UK movie streaming and rental service Lovefilm
50:50 - Star Wars Blu-ray discs to arrive September 27th according to Amazon
55:13 - Poll: How many remotes are you using?


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Engadget HD Podcast 234 - 01.25.2011