I think I better go ahead and sell one of my boxes. I'll just put the money aside to go toward the newer one. What are they used boxes going for now?
Boxee Box 1, 2 & 3(Boxee+ v1.4.6), PCs(v184.108.40.20696) Boxee TV(v220.127.116.1181)
Server 1: HP MSS WHS (56TB) (NFS/SMB)
Server 2: unRAID1 (32TB) (NFS/SMB)
Server 3: unRAID2 (29TB) (SMB)
Server 4: TiVo Desktop (6TB RAID 5) (SMB)
NAS 1: Intel SS4200-E (4TB RAID 5) (NFS/SMB)
NAS 2: Dlink DNS-321 (1TB RAID 1) (SMB)
On ebay used ones are going for about $120 in clean shape with the remote and power supply. I picked one up off craigslist recently for $75 and turned it over for a quick $40.00 profit.
That to me is a big FU to all the current customers, I paid a premium for and expected premium produced or I would just continued to use my Asus O!Play and will never buy a Boxee product again if they stop support. The current box has many great features but Team Boxee i'm loosing faith in. You know how many people would be pissed if Apple followed Boxee footsteps?
Oh, and let's not forget that the fact that if you want certain features (e.g. Siri) you have to be running the latest hardware (iPhone 4S or iPad 3) even though both the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 have the hardware capable of doing so. Talk about forced obsolescence!
(AND iOS 5 BARELY runs on the iPhone 3GS so not all updates are a good idea)
Last edited by darcilicious; June 13th, 2012 at 09:00 PM.
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"Some people just aren't happy unless they're disappointed or angry."
Blaming intel is kind of pointless.
The flaw in HD audio is indeed theirs but boxee knew the chip-set was being discontinued when they used it and didn't do adequate testing to confirm it worked correctly.
We all know just how little testing boxee puts into the firmware since they continued to release bug ridden versions ever time.
Regardless of the chipset they use they need to get off their butts and do a correct job of it.
Now if they figured out that very important lesson or continue on this lets make money forget the users path is anyone's guess.
Seems doubtful it'll have a more powerful processor due to the cost. If there is a Boxee Box 2 it has to retail for less than $100 or it's another non-starter. It doesn't matter what the feature set is. The competition has set the price for Boxee. They are trying to make a mass market consumer product and $100 is the upper limit these days.
I do agree with your point that it needs to get down to ~$100 to be successful in the market place.
I think $200 is pretty steep for a media player which isn't supported very regularly. I love my boxee, but I basically use it offline to play local HD content, so it does what I want perfectly. I'd willingly pay $150 for a new version, but if they drop all support for v1 and focus on v2 only...then they will probably lose me as a customer and I will jump ship to ASUS.