[mythtv-users] The Boxee Box

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Dec 9 15:34:38 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 09 December 2009 08:32:17 am Johnny Walker wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:23 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 December 2009 07:38:22 am Matt Emmott wrote:
> >> The Boxee Box has been announced. It's a small D-link device similar 
> >> a Popcorn Hour or Roku box that runs Boxee and outputs to your TV 
> >
> > HDMI.
> >
> >>  I watched part of the webcast last night and they claim it's fully open
> >>  source inside and out, and will retail for around $200. No mention of
> >> the xPUs yet but if it really can do full Hulu, Netflix etc then one
> >> would think it would be beefy enough to run a Myth FE. A box that can 
> >> full HD and flash streaming for $200 sounds to me like a game 
> >> Or am I assuming too much?
> >
> > Maybe. It seems it does not do Netflix - "yet":
> >
> > http://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/12/09/1323250/D-Links-New-Boxee-
> > Runs-Linux-Eyes-Netflix
> I installed Boxee last night - due to a thread on this list - and I
> was disappointed: I was unable to find a way to get to Stargate SG-1
> Season 6 - I only saw Application - Hulu Feeds - and then they had
> most of Season 9.
> I didn't bother testing the graphics acceleration in that app when I
> wasn't able to get sufficient control of the content.
> I'll stick to running hulu-desktop as an EXEC from the TV menu in
> MythTv - luckily my main frontend has enough power to run hulu-desktop
> even without vdpau built into the flash module in linux. (Dead horse)
> I should just do what I've threatened and download the series and
> stream em in MythVideo and be done with it.

Is the series not available for purchase on DVDs? That would be my first 
action if I really wanted it.

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