Excerpt: I was a pretty avid user of the boxee software ever since it's fork from XMBC, installing it on every device I could even the first gen Apple TV, so I had high hopes for a dedicated box designed to get fast updates and little worry of lost functionality. The small cutaway box design was nothing...
Not too bad but could be a lot better. Too US focussed to make it a global product.
25 November 2013
Summary: About this review, note that I work in the consumer-electronics industry. I take part in the development of products similar to the Boxee box. These products do not compete with the Boxee box, so please consider my review to be unbiased and based on a modicum of knowledge for such products. To summarise: it is quite a good product, but it was introduced three or four years ago. It has since been eclipsed by others (e.g. the WD Play box).
Summary: Bought this because a friend keep telling me it was amazing. Let me tell you it is pretty wonderful! However it does seem to recognize MP4 videos which is apple format so if you want apple to show and work pick something else. The other thing is that it can be a pain to sync the data from the network. Overall it is EASY to use and setup, takes only minutes.
Summary: I own an original, out of the box, Boxee Box and it's great! I purchased another one (refurbished-as it can't be found any more as a new product here in Saskatoon) and it seems really "glitchy"... Although it does play my media and movies most of the time without issue, It will freeze up on me from time to time... more noticeably when I come out of sleep mode....Also, a strange thin band of colors (the best and only way to explain it) appears at boot up or shut down...
Summary: You will find from reviews on this product that it has some very good attributes and true the one I have has given me good service. But be aware this product is no longer being developed by the manufacturer and is on maintenance update only. I would recommend that any buyer researches via the boxee web site and not end up dissapointed after the event.