well first off i liked the PC version and decided to get a hardware boxee. I got it yesterday and right off the bat the remote was missing. Called d-link no help AT all, Dell is shipping a new one out but... a temp solution was to download the boxee remote app for my iphone untill new one arives but suxs!
anyway, the box version is NOT like the pc version, I have more difficulty navigating around. the interface IMHO suxs as is. I need much greater cusomization. I feel like my files are not the focus, boxee wants me to watch thier recommed stuff. I want a true HOME bar with ONLY what I want on it.
I think the designers were too much internet happy content and put the local media source as an after thought, wrong thinking again IMHO.
I feel the box is WAY underpowered. I would gladly pay a bit more for a bigger processor. Im not someone who likes to stare at spinning circles. Ive had this box freeze several times when confused by my button pushing. It just seems underpowered and struggling.
I have an extensive media collection over +4500 movies and some 7500 mp3s. I need much greater control over searches catagories etc. yea yea yea. I could just goto the file section and pull up what i want, but then whats the point of this box at all? I like the IMDB connection and such.
all in all, maybe it will pan out but at current im feeling this box needs more power and TONS more custom options. I see alot of stuttering across most file formats and such, I see long pauses where the box gets confused, IMHO I think more power would sovle this instead of forcing that poor 1gz to do it all and in HD lol....
currently NO NETFLIX or HULU+ this is HUGE guys, I bought this to replace other box tops I have, this must be added NOW!!! I would like a refund if these promissed apps are NOT added very very quickly, like before my ability to return this unit past return policy
Think boxee focused on the wrong demographic for its end users doing all this internet and not giving equal focus on local files.
few more things that I initaly see but....