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Old 01 Oct 2011, 09:43 PM
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Ok, sometimes I feel like I'm living in a box the last few years....guess I'd heard about a boxee, even thought about building my own at one time...

Anybody have one? Does it do things nothing else will? Or is it just a less expensive way to accomplish what you could by buying an Xbox or PS3 only w/o the gaming abilities?
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Old 02 Oct 2011, 10:26 AM
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I googled boxee....
i been waiting for something like this too.
here is the review that stops some excitability.

http://gizmodo.com/5697736/boxee-rev...verything-else

the review appears to be nearly a year old....they may have progressed since then.
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well, one thing I do know is....Netflix works just fine with boxee now, apparently didn't when that review was written...

but, given my dvd player will play almost any format and has a USB port...and I can use s-video to send my puter video to my TV....I guess I shouldn't personally feel in any hurry.....
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I've had a Roku for about a year now... cheaper than Boxee.

Love it. I have mine running on my wireless network, HD output (plus all others)...tons of channels and any time a internet channel is launched, Roku will have it. Great user-supported forums and developers. Lots of free content.

If the NFL ever puts out a "cheap" internet video option to buy any/all games, then I can seriously see myself getting rid of DirecTV because NHL.com and MLB.com are already streaming. A person can watch most every network show they want with HuluPlus or Amazon Gold...of course Netflix is supported...it doesn't take a math wiz to figure the costs of all those channels for a year is still less than 6 months of my current DirecTV bill...

I have only one Roku box now, but I know I will be buying additional ones as I upgrade my TV's throughout the house.

Most Radio Shacks carry the mid-tiered Roku ($80 I think) and that is the one I got.

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