It's been a busy week in HD, with surprising new streaming offerings on the way from the likes of Sky and Verizon / Redbox, while Apple and Google each also pushed more minor updates to their TV boxes. Vizio is nearly ready to release a new format of HDTV in the US, and we also got some hands on time with a new TV companion app for your iPad. Of course, we couldn't get through this week without some discussion about the Super Bowl, which includes mentioning a server outage that interrupted things for Harmony Link users. There's that and plenty more to discuss, so go ahead and press play -- but remember to vote for the 2011 Engadget Awards first.
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00:09:52 - Verizon and Redbox team up to launch streaming and physical media service later this year
00:21:00 - Sky will launch an internet based TV service in the UK in the first half of 2012
00:24:55 - Redbox refuses to push Warner movie delay to 56 days, will rent flicks as they go on sale
00:27:45 - Netflix teams with eyeIO to lower bandwidth use on movie night
00:30:06 - Apple TV gets into video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations
00:34:19 - Google TV 3.2 update enhances HLS video streaming support, Plex update takes advantage
00:34:30 - Sony Google TV gets update this week, brings speedier Chrome and 3D Blu-ray support
00:35:35 - Boxee desktop app being removed from servers tonight, get it while you can
00:37:13 - ConnecTV social companion beta launches for iPad, PC and Mac
00:47:10 - Vizio reveals $3,499 price for its 58-inch ultrawidescreen HDTV
00:52:30 - Upgraded DirecTiVos from WeaKnees are on deck
00:56:44 - Server outage turns Harmony Link into a paperweight
01:00:35 - Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Blu-ray 3D set for release February 28th -- 3D haters beware
01:11:00 - Vote for the 2011 Engadget Awards!
01:11:25 - Must See HDTV (February 6th - 12th)