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Old July 7th, 2009, 06:55 AM
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Default Neuros Link - Boxee?

Has anyone used this box for Boxee (I read somewhere on their forums they sent a box to the Boxee team). I'm thinking this would be a decent box for me. Will the flash video sites work ok on this box (especially hulu)? I have seen people mention the box a couple times, didn't really see people saying they have it and love/like/hate it.

Link: http://www.neurostechnology.com/neuros-link

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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:44 AM
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neuros and popcorn hour are heavily discussed here:
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=678

short: it will not happen anytime soon.
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i run boxee 0.9.20 on: ubuntu 9.10, windows xp sp3 (virtual machine), windows 7 and a neuros link hacked to all hell.

what super powers does a 'super mod' have? the 'super ban'... that, and laser vision.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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The Neuros Link is totally different from the OSD. Boxee runs on the Neuros Link. I am curious how well it performs.

Specs: http://www.dvrupgrade.com/dvr/stores...ct_ID=800#tab2

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Old July 7th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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Default I run Boxee on the Neuros LINK

I have a Neuros LINK in which I added a terabyte internal drive. I also use the Logitech DiNova and have no issues.

I just installed Jaunty on my own since the LINK "install" from neuros is a custom distro basically.

Boxee works great. I have my whole DVD collection transcoded with Handbrake and put on Boxee. So 720p works fine. Sound on SPDIF is working. I always seem to have to fiddle with it on every release (but who doesnt).

I would highly recommend the LINK if you dont wanna mess with creating your own BoxeeBox. The support is great from Neuros too.
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wow... this thing looks awesome!

i might just buy one, now.

how are flash-based apps on it? hulu, and the like.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 01:55 PM
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how are flash-based apps on it? hulu, and the like.
That's my biggest question. If hulu runs good it's a winner for me.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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I have a Neuros LINK in which I added a terabyte internal drive. I also use the Logitech DiNova and have no issues.

I just installed Jaunty on my own since the LINK "install" from neuros is a custom distro basically.

Boxee works great. I have my whole DVD collection transcoded with Handbrake and put on Boxee. So 720p works fine. Sound on SPDIF is working. I always seem to have to fiddle with it on every release (but who doesnt).

I would highly recommend the LINK if you dont wanna mess with creating your own BoxeeBox. The support is great from Neuros too.
It's interesting to see 720p video. I had a Popcorn Hour and while it played any video great, the interface was weak. The Popcorn Hour was able to play 720p and 1080p videos (MKV and the like) without a problem because it utilized hardware video processing. It's my understanding that boxee does not have the smarts to utilized HW video processing and relies on the CPU, and the Neuros 2.8Mhz processor seems a little light for the task.
When you play 720p is it through boxee? And what type of files are they?

Don't get me wrong, I think it's awesome that it works. Jealous in fact.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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I have a full surround sound system. Currently I have Boxee set to Digital with default, default. I get full 5.1 sound playing MKV and AVI and MP4 videos. Videos are up to 720p in Boxee. I dont notice a thing. I even ran Boxee at 1080 before and that worked fine. I just downgraded for when I use firefox for other things when i need.

Hulu in Boxee works great. This newest version is the most stable I have seen yet. My only issue is that Pandora crashes Boxee after a couple songs. I just close boxee and use firefox for that.

Overall the LINK sounds weak, but I remember the 486sx2 50 mghz computers and spending 30 minutes downloading an mp3 thinking... this stuff will never work.

The LINK is very powerful and well balanced for watching Boxee. Not for playing Crysis :P
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