What the Boxee Group forgot...
Ladies and Gentlemen...
It's obvious from the NUMEROUS threads here that the Boxee Group has totally lost sight of what made them.
Those of us who have been with Boxee since the invite only alpha used LOCAL MEDIA. Yes, we enjoyed streaming the internet feeds, but that wasn't what we did most of our work with. It was LOCAL media. MP3's, AVI's, MKV's, etc.
Now, I know that the Boxee group is trying to hit the major market here. Those people who live on Twitter and Facebook. THAT is their market. Not those who use their computers as DVR's, or storage of media that is important to them and where the internet streams are secondary.
My boxee box is in transit as I type (or at least that's what Amazon tells me) but it's (again) obvious that the major thrust of this version of the Boxee Box is ONLY internet content. That's a shame. I've been a major proponent for Boxee for over two years and now I have to re-think my mind set. It's a shame that the Boxee group has forgotten and ignored all those people who got them to the point they can sell something that is 180 degrees away from what we all worked on SO hard for so many years.
My Reality Check Bounced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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