I agree not everyone Want online content ! And for the price we should be able to choose !
Other then that for such a recent product not even a month yet the updates are really really good and they communicate to us great ! No many company does that ! And wd force you to buy another product to get updates so at the end it doesn't work out that cheap ! Boxee team need feedback and motivation not bullshit I would like to see all the complainers in there shoose !
For me, photos and music not being at the top level is a big deal. For me, the extra clicks required are a big deal.
As a software development program manager, I get that the Boxee team has a list of requests and they must prioritize those requests to meet the needs of the broader user community and I don't begrudge them for it. My user community is my family and unfortunately, for now, the current UI doesn't meet our user requirements and I don't have the time nor the inclination to build my own Boxee.
So my question remains... Hopefully an answer will be forthcoming. If the answer is no, I will simply return my Boxee prior to the Amazon Jan 31 deadline, wish the Boxee team the absolute best and much success, and find another product that is a better fit for my family's needs.
When's the last time you bought something that has issues and had changes that actually came from the user community fixed in such short notice? This is the second firmware update in less than 6 weeks and each one fixes issues that were noted from the user community.
Yes, I agree it should have been right from the beginning but what was not free is no longer and there are going to be changes because it has to make a profit.
It's still best of breed for cost and feature set on the market. Go by a ROKU or WD Box and complain and see how fast any of your complaints get heard or responded to. They are both a piece of crap compared to the Boxee even in it's current state.
and what did boxee team do since they anonsed BB to release - this was time to be ready to make almoust functionality soft - but they rest instead work and now they see white stains and surprised. it is ridiculous.second firmware update
Oh yes. This looks like a good update.
Excellent news, I'd like to chime in about making the music option more functional as well.
- scrape local images or at least get correct CD images
- Play All and play all with shuffle
I have a friend who is really interested in getting Boxee Box, but the music portion is a deal breaker for lack of features.
I actually bought the Boxee Box to get rid of clutter in the living room. I think it is short sighted for the Boxee Team to not realize that is a lot of peoples rationale.
I bought it for these reasons:
- Play local content primarily
- Online content - for shows I've missed or are on late
- A music hub for myself and the wife
- Browse family photos
- Wealth of apps
I would venture to say, this is the same motivation a lot of other people had when choosing to buy the Boxee Box.
That being said, I am duly impressed at the speed of the updates, the interaction between developers here and over at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1286552 is highly impressive and refreshing in this day and age.
Once the music app is more polished and Netflix is added, I'll be a happy camper.
Too bad I sent mine back yesterday.
I might just buy it again in a few months when all the small bugs are history
Though I totally applaud the Boxee team for its efforts I really wonder if the BB will ever properly handle local media libraries? These changes are Boxee's best efforts to quickly address a major UI issue. Unfortunately, I do not think a quick fix is going to do it. The UI needs to be redesigned from the ground up with local content in mind if they really want to have an interface that make its product at least on par with other options. Believe me, I am not a Boxee basher. I really want to like the BB but I am beginning to have my doubts if it will ever be able to manage and display local content in a way that the average user will find pleasing.