I'm considering getting a Boxee, I want something to replace my Playstation 3 for viewing my media library, and I want something reliable and easy to implement with my current setup. All I have is a few questions about the device's compatibility with my current setup.
I have a Plasma TV that doesn't have native HDMI support, so I have a HDMI to DVI adapter plugged into the DVI port of the Plasma, and a HDMI cord running from the adapter to the Playstation 3, soon to be replaced by a media player (hopefully a boxee :P). I'm unsure if this could cause any sort of issues, I doubt it, but I thought it would be safe to ask if the Boxee will be okay with displaying 1080p using that method.
And my only other concern is my server. I have a home server running Linux and currently it has a media serving and transcoding piece of software which allows my PS3 to display all the content using DLNA, this is mainly because the PS3 hasn't got any SMB capabilities and also doesn't support a lot of codecs.
Is Boxee able to browse and play media on my Linux server over my network? If so, how is this accomplished? I've read that it supports a large variety of codecs and containers, but a lot of my collection is high definition video, some of which use DTS audio and 1080p video, will this playback okay over a gigabit network?
Thanks in advance!