[mythtv-users] Thoughts on the upcoming Boxee Box as a possible frontend?
memmott at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 23:28:06 UTC 2010
I pre-ordered mine at Amazon as soon as it was available (
It has the following noteworthy specs:
* Intel Atom CE4100 SOC which supposedly "is capable of handling 2
simultaneous 1080p video streams. It supports H.264 video, 3D graphics, and
Adobe Flash 10." (http://liliputing.com/tag/atom-ce4100 )
* 802.11 n/g/b
* Support for up to 32GB SHDC (no disk onboard apparently)
* Netflix streaming
* Kickass 2-sided bluetooth remote with nav pad on one side and QWERTY on
I'm not very familiar with the CE4100 and most searches turned up more
articles on the Boxee Box, but I believe I saw on Engadget that it supports
VAAPI, which I see is in preliminary support in .24. Wow that was a run-on
sentence. Is anybody familiar with this chip and its feasibility with Myth?
If it's an Atom then it's x86 code, which should IMHO make it Myth-friendly.
Anyways, the obvious questions besides hardware are A) What OS is it running
and B) Will it be easy to get a shell and install apps? Boxee's testing and
builds have always favored Ubuntu so there's hope, but with Netflix and who
knows what other "jailed apps" on board, I have to wonder if their media
partners have asked them to lock things down a bit. Any thoughts?
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