The Boxee was built and used by those who are computer and internet savy. Those that have generally been ripping DVD content, downloading it etc... and understand exactly what they want from Boxee because they've been using it for years and have been using the Beta that is before it was pulled out of the lineup at the last minute.
Nice one Jacques.
I don't mind if people come here to complain or to state their opinion, but if they're acting like a child, they do not deserve respect.
I live in Norway and as of today we don't have Roku, Netflix, Hulu etc. Despite the lack of these services the Boxee Boxes are SELLING OUT all over the country.
So if the Boxee Box isn't good enough for you then sell it to someone else or worst case return it to the store. There's plenty of people out there who want one badly.
Consider the fact that Boxee is a fairly young company with fewer employees than Apple or Microsoft.. I don't know about Roku. The Boxee Team seem to be genuinely dedicated to delivering a quality product to their users. As with all new products they won't really achieve their full potential straight away at launch.
Remember the PS3, the XBOX360 and even the DS? None of those had killer apps/games when they were launched! People supported these platforms and they became great in their own respect.
I've used lots of open source and closed source software over the years, some mature faster than others... I've tried countless media center solutions and none have come CLOSE to Boxee. Now if they want to change their UI then I trust that they know what they're doing and any issues will be ironed out in this transitional phase. So take into consideration the size of Team Boxee and all of these requests they have to take into consideration. There just isn't enough hours in the day for them to do all that and actually have a life outside work!
The fact they don't get paid for Boxee other than money from venture capital should also tell you how dedicated they are. According to an early interview with Engadget they don't get ANY money for the D-Links Boxee Boxes ( http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/engadg...mo/69211086001 seek to ca. 5:05 )
Add the fact that they're also trying to secure deals with content providors... I would say they're doing really well! My hat goes off to Boxee
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The fusion of the family TV and of local & Internet media is inevitable and will of course eventually be built into the TVs themselves, and I think Boxee is entitled to take their best shot at becoming a major provider of the user interface that will drive this market. The fact that some of the more arcane features are (for now) taking a back seat to simplification and "stabilization" means that Boxee is made up of adults who understand what their priorities must be if they're ever going to become a going concern. And if that includes making some compromises to pacify and, god forbid, compensate the content providers without whom none of this would make any sense, then so be it.
Finally, I want to be clear that none of my comments apply to feature suggestions, nor to polite feature requests, but I draw the line at feature demands! That persistent strain of posts bringing up the dreaded Amazon RMA deadline and the fate that will befall Boxee if some feature or other doesn't make its appearance before then would be laughable if it weren't so pathetic.
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