Boxee Box and 720p TVs problem with solution
So I just bought a Boxee Box. Plugged it in, connected to my wifi, updated the firmware and browsed my shares. When I click a movie though, it starts playing the audio and the screen freezes. Rebooting shows a loading screen for 10 seconds, then "no video signal". Did it just brick itself?
40 minutes of tech support later (the support lady tried, but these issues are hard to diagnose, so I'm posting it here for others to find - and perhaps for the developers to check) and it turned out replugging the hdmi cable made the screen come back - but I still couldn't play videos.
The solution? Make sure to set the screen resolution to 720p. My small toshiba TV is only a 720p, but I would have thought the boxee box would have figured that out (the ps3 did when I had one here) via some hdmi negotiation or something.
So yeah, if you have a 720p make sure you set the resolution to 720p specifically.
Otherwise, with the few hours and videos I've thrown at it, I'm quite impressed. Nice interface and nice selection of apps and stuff.
Full reboots though still cause the blank screen problem, so I guess that's a bug. Please fix