Pioneer Elite...LCDs? It's true, but not the biggest news of the past week as we dig into all things Netflix, Amazon and Hulu as well. Connected TV platforms also took up a chunk of the show as we discussed Samsung's latest remote control, the future of Google TV and what Microsoft can do with Mediaroom. To close, we've got a quick look at a longstanding Media Center plugin and some advice on how to prep for Super bowl XLV - hint: grab your tablet.

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

Producer: Trent Wolbe

00:03:07 - Pioneer Elite HDTVs to ride again in 2011... as rebranded Sharp LCDs
00:07:05 - Netflix passes 20 million subscribers; focuses on ISP disputes, HBO, Facebook in Q4 results
00:16:38 - Poll: Would you switch ISP's for Netflix streaming?
00:18:30 - Netflix's ISP report card is much less interesting now that it's out
00:24:05 - Amazon rolling out Netflix-like unlimited video streaming for Prime subscribers?
00:28:15 - Comcast's NBC Universal takeover becomes official tonight
00:34:00 - Hulu looking to become more like cable, at risk of losing some ABC and Fox content?
00:43:20 - Samsung's new dual-sided QWERTY remote for Smart TVs revealed by the FCC
00:46:54 - Google I/O includes Google TV app development session; software speedup in the works
00:50:52 - Mediaroom rumors could put Microsoft IPTV on the fast track to success
00:55:00 - My Movies plugin for Media Center will add support for TV shows in March
01:00:37 - Totally blow out the big game! Super Bowl XLV



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Engadget HD Podcast 235 - 02.01.2011