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lastmonkey
November 12th, 2010, 11:59 PM
first adopters got screwed. plain and simple. boxee advertised (a brilliant idea by the way) of trying out the software before you buy the box. then they give you something completely different. the UI has clearly been redesigned to remove control from the consumers of media and give it to the purveyors of media. i've used boxee for years and i was actually excited to finally give them some money. i'll be getting that money back now. boxee is done. i truly don't think they can recover from this. boxee is dead. long live boxee (beta).

emodro
November 13th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Little dramatic there buddy, I'd give them some time befor you write them off, considering all the public outcry i'm hoping they will push an update to fix how bad their changes were. Believe me i agree with you, making it more difficult to get to my local media and then not being able to sort it by genre or anything is just crap, but i'm sure either boxee will do the right thing, or someone will hack boxee and make it work better.

lastmonkey
November 13th, 2010, 12:08 AM
boxee always did the right thing when money wasn't involved. mark my words. done. in the end they were just greedy.

Drone-01
November 13th, 2010, 12:31 AM
boxee always did the right thing when money wasn't involved. mark my words. done. in the end they were just greedy.

Been such a follower... But only 2 posts on ur forum account. You're all about boxee eh?

Considering they are not making money on the box and boxee has mostly a fanboy following... I'd say you're making an uneducated assumption. I hope they use thier 10 million from the last round of funding to keep working hard.

But thanks for sharing your predictions that a company who hasn't made a dime on an opensource project may fail. Never seen that happen.

May I suggest supporting them... The whining is uhmmm lame.

Nall
November 13th, 2010, 12:49 AM
I'm not sure if the anti-fanboy or the fanboy is more annoying here.

lastmonkey
November 13th, 2010, 12:49 AM
the product sucks. it's just that simple. everything else is noise.

Nall
November 13th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Are you pleading your case? I was already leaning towards you.

rodrigos122
November 13th, 2010, 01:01 AM
I would like to point out that I personally have had a very pleasant experience with my boxee box, i have yet to encounter any of the issues most people have. (Lucky)

i do agree that the interface was better before.

lastmonkey
November 13th, 2010, 01:01 AM
that, nall, was very funny. i'm just tired of having to justify what is clear. lost my temper. i'm a butt. do wish them the best. they just really didn't rise to the challenge.

gulagosphere
November 13th, 2010, 01:43 AM
simple fix

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hide ALL ad-supported "features" [on | off]

haveringcottage
November 13th, 2010, 06:12 AM
the content partners would never allow this.