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rwltrz
December 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM
http://www.geektonic.com/2008/11/sagetv-hd-theater-arrives-replacement.html


?? thoughts

PHermas
December 10th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Looks pretty interesting not sure if boxee on it would be possible. Would be cool though.

rwltrz
December 10th, 2008, 07:00 PM
cheaper than the apple tv, neuros, and eee pc by far, anyone here with technical know how please comment on this, looking interesting and "cheap" with hdmi and has some dvr ability too, could this be the box i have been looking for?

geektonic
December 10th, 2008, 07:55 PM
I own a HD200 and am testing the Windows version of boxee. If anyone has any ideas for me to try let me know. I'd love to see Boxee + HD200!

rwltrz
December 10th, 2008, 08:05 PM
what os is on the hd200? I mean the software for the computer is for linux,mac or windows, but what os is actually on the machine itself? linux? their own os maybe?

rwltrz
December 10th, 2008, 08:08 PM
maybe you will be the first person to hack away at the hd200?

geektonic
December 10th, 2008, 08:37 PM
The HD200 runs an embedded linux.

rwltrz
December 10th, 2008, 08:38 PM
nice....this thing could have potential... are you happy with it so far, atleast hardware wise i mean

geektonic
December 10th, 2008, 08:41 PM
nice....this thing could have potential... are you happy with it so far, atleast hardware wise i mean

It handles graphical UI's very, very well. fast processor, decent amount of memory and can access networked drives automatically or one-by-one. Includes two USB2 ports, HDMI and has excellent video playback including h.264. I've only had it a week, but I really like it so far. It would be ideal for a boxee box....

rwltrz
December 10th, 2008, 08:48 PM
they also say on their site everything is open, hardware and software, no drm, no issues like with apple tv, a free open source box, I hope this turns out to be something for only $199 would be sweet just for boxee as if boxee could go on it you wouldnt need the sage software i dont think unless you wanted to use both boxee and sage then i think its a bundle for $250 right for the software?

what does the software do that boxee doesnt?

geektonic
December 10th, 2008, 09:10 PM
they also say on their site everything is open, hardware and software, no drm, no issues like with apple tv, a free open source box, I hope this turns out to be something for only $199 would be sweet just for boxee as if boxee could go on it you wouldnt need the sage software i dont think unless you wanted to use both boxee and sage then i think its a bundle for $250 right for the software?

what does the software do that boxee doesnt?
The box has two modes:
Stand-Alone mode
There is a built-in (but customizable) software that handles movie playing (all file types including ripped DVDs, MKV, xvid, divx, h.264, mpg, avi etc. It also handles music playback, online video with YouTube, Google Video and some video/audio podcasts, Photo browse and show, playlists.
All of this is built using a UI that can be modified, customized and add-ons and themes built for.

Extender Mode
In this mode, it acts as a full-blown HTPC extender for SageTV. Think Vista Media Center but multi-platform, more powerful, no DRM etc.

Overall
Faster than appleTV by a long shot, but still small and silent and even more customizable so probably easier to work with.

I think the biggest possibility here is putting boxee on this thing in standalone mode. A boxee user could purchase this thing and if he/she ever wanted to unload it, there is a very strong market for these by HTPC/SageTV users. It's ideal imo.

geektonic
December 10th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Can it stream content from Hulu, Joost, BBC iPlayer, or Netflix "Watch Now"?

It works as a UPnP client which gives it access to PlayOn. And therefor Hulu (and soon Netflix).

But not as good as Boxee for Hulu at the moment.

rwltrz
December 11th, 2008, 12:59 PM
does embedded os mean it can't be taken off? I'd like to possibly get this and throw mythbuntu on it, just not sure if ubuntu/mythbuntu can be installed via usb, or even just boxee would work to be honest, not interested in the dvr aspect of the machine.

geektonic
December 16th, 2008, 09:56 AM
does embedded os mean it can't be taken off? I'd like to possibly get this and throw mythbuntu on it, just not sure if ubuntu/mythbuntu can be installed via usb, or even just boxee would work to be honest, not interested in the dvr aspect of the machine.
No its just a smaller version of their linux software created just for hardware devices such as extenders etc. You should be able to put whatever software on there that fits and works.

You can telnet into the device and access pretty much everything.

Miss Green
December 23rd, 2008, 09:43 PM
This clock projects the time, date, or temp on the wall or ceiling http://www.liangdianup.com/clocks_1.htm some people call
it a ceiling clock but I call it a digital projection clock. I got the black one because at the time that was the only color
they had. But now they have them in black and also in white.