I got my box yesterday. setup was easy. wired to my network, as is my WHS(HP). My primary use is for playback of ripped copies of my movies (local), so yes, I am pretty dissappointed with the new UI. Even if I wasnt using local media primarily, I still think the old UI was more intuitive, but I can see how they thought this would be "simplified".
My issue right now is although all my files are playing video fine, mt reciever (denon 890), for some reason is recieving only a stereo signal. Even though the rips (mkv, mp4, iso, etc) many times have 5.1,or DTS HD,
IN settings>audiom i have digital (HDMI) selected. If i check all the boxes below, then when i go to play the video, I get an error msg about audio failed to play, check device
thanks. and hopefully the boxee team fix a llot of the issues we're having soon. the sad thing is, even though it's not the best, i honestly dont think there's any device out there that will still do what it does as well as it does. it's just the price; for 200, i can get a roku that will handle my online stuff (netflix) much better AND maybe a WDTV or ASUS. ohwell...