Some perspective on me: I have never written a review but felt it was necessary in this case. I have been streaming video accross my network since the Buffalo Link Theater (7 yrs ago). I consider myself somewhat of a computer\electronic geek. I, like many others, have been excited about the release of the Boxee Box. I have tried several other similar alternatives (X-Box, LG Blu-ray player, WD...etc) and NOTHING even comes close to the experience I've had so far with the Boxee.
Pros -Quality hardware -compact -qwerty keyboard on back of remote (brilliant!) -User interface (needs to improvement though) -Zippy fast getting around (except for downloading cover art for thumbnails) -Lots of content providers (more to come for sure, Netflix, etc) -Streams every file I have thrown at it (my movie collection is over 500 strong with different formats). -there are many more
Cons -As others have commented (the qwerty remote is unreadable for me without extreem light (come on, grey on black letters!) -no options to customize the user interface more (advanced settings?) -many apps load a webpage with the video in a small window with the "full screen" option small and difficult to brows to with the remote (needs much improvement).
If you want to look at your digital piture collection, play your digital videos\movies, listen to your music collection and play content from the web all through a great interface on your DH TV and through your Home Theater system, this box is a must for you. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
I am confident this box will only get better.
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