The next build of the Boxee Box firmware will include some UI changes that are intended to make it easier to navigate to your content on Boxee.
We are adding a screen in the initial login that will ask the user how he is going to use Boxee, for local file playback or Internet streaming. The selection will set the default behavior of clicking on Movies, Shows and Apps. These settings can later be changed by going to Settings>General>Menu
We have made a couple of changes to the generic browse screens to make it easier to sort through large collections. There is now a Sort button that lets you make changes to sorting order without launching the Menu.
There is now an option to navigate quickly by A-Z. You will see an alphabet bar on the right, so you can quickly jump to 'W' in case you want watch "Wife Swap" or other quality programming.. ;)
We added two new filter options for local files. The ability to filter by Genre and back by popular demand is the ability mark items as Watched or Unwatched and filter just the files you have not watched.
For people who wanted a more frequent scanning of their libraries we have introduced an hourly scan option. We also added a Scan button to the browse screen, so you can manually trigger a scan of your video folders without needing to go to Settings.
We are sending a version for testing to Early Access users and hope to release an update some time next week. The new firmware will also include numerous bug fixes.
Thanks again for your feedback and trust.