Support for IR dongles...
Avner has said that the Boxee Box will support IR dongles. Any WMC compatible IR receiver should work. This is from Avner blog post yesterday:
Avner Ronen September 13, 2010 at 10:36 pm
CEC is cool, but I think itís still a bit early technology. We looked at it and seems different devices manufacturers implement it in different ways, and overall the experience isnít great.
Regarding IR, we support IR dongles compatible with Windows MCE spec.
For the iPhone/iPod remote, that is over WiFi only. For Android, there are already a few of those made by the community, and should work just as well as the iPod/iPhone remote.
This one would be a good option:
Boxee Box as Follow
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
GA-MA785GM-US2H AM2+ 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD MOBO
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
Onboard ATI Radeon HD 4200 GPU (CCC 11.01)
DIAMOND ATI TV Wonder HD 650 Combo Tuner
WD Caviar Black 640 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
ASUS Black 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W
Rosewill WMC RRC-127 Remote control
IOGEAR GKM561R Keyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 (Media Center)