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post #46 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-02-24, 06:43 PM
 
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post #47 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-03-29, 09:44 AM
 
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Any more updates or tidbits to share?
As the owner of a PCH -A110, I'm considering purchasing the boxee box, but would like to know if there are other improvements beyond Netflix that would justify the upgrade (at least to the big boss wife)

Still trying to figure out the difference between "want" and "need"....
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post #48 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-03-29, 10:02 AM
 
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I bought and returned a boxee box back when it was first released in 2010. At that time it was not ready for primetime. However, I just recently bought a new boxee box and there have been significant improvements from the first iteration. Especially when combined with using a US proxy/dns server. Menus and playback have been dramatically improved. The addition of the navi-x repository makes this thing incredible!

I will now be selling my Appletv 2 and Wdtv Live boxes since the boxee box replaces both.
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post #49 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-03-29, 10:46 AM
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Wow that is quite the endorsement!
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post #50 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-03-29, 11:00 AM
 
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The only negative at this point for me is the lack of IR control. The included remote is nifty with the keyboard, but I really wish I could use my harmony with this.
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I am quite liking my boxee. It plays pretty well everything thrown at it. I have started streaming tv shows through CBC and the experience has been good. Not HD quality but getting access to the back catalogs is nice.

I too wish there was an adapter to use my harmony remote, but it is kinda cool that I can use my iPhone as a remote with the boxee app (utterly pointless I know but cool none the less).

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post #52 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-03-29, 11:07 PM
 
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Apparently they added MCE IR support in firmware 1.0.4.x. although it still needs work. If you get a IR receiver like the Manta TR1 it should work with your remote. Search "IR Remote" on the Boxee forums and you can see what issues people are having.
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I'll be purchasing my 2nd Boxee Box (for a different room & TV) when my Best Buy Reward Zone coupons come in.
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post #54 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-05-17, 03:26 PM
 
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Updating my previous comment the MUBI film service now works on Boxee Box as of yesterday with the latest Boxee firmware update.
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post #55 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-05-17, 04:34 PM
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Does using the PC software give you a good idea as to what the box itself is like? What are the biggest differences?
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post #56 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-05-17, 05:07 PM
 
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No, not really, and that's unfortunate. The PC version is still the old beta software, while the box is about 5 releases ahead. There were major changes in the UI when the software went from beta to 1.0.
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post #57 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-05-21, 08:31 PM
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Love my Boxee; had it for about a month now. The Navi-X
app is incredible! Every movie or show ever made can be had here. Torrents can be played off the usb drive, also live feeds via cbc player, justintv, veetle etc give pretty good live content. Not HD, but very watchable. Cable's history!
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post #58 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-05-21, 08:57 PM
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Will it allow you to play all the web shows off of the tv channel's website?
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post #59 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-05-22, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Navi-X? Never heard of it. Is it only available on the hardware, or can I get it for my PC Boxee as well?
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post #60 of 64 (permalink) Old 2011-05-23, 05:34 PM
 
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It's for both, here's a link to the Boxee Repository with the instructions on how to install them.
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