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Old December 28th, 2010, 05:42 AM
adecius adecius is offline
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I think the main complaint with the Boxee Box remote is a relatively easy fix. Make a new QWERTY side rubber keypad, in either a glow in the dark material (preferred) or an easier to read colour scheme, and send it out to people that want it. I would be willing to pay P&H, even a small fee for the part itself, and do the work to change it myself. I'm pretty sure other people would agree.

This would greatly improve the whole Boxee Box experience for me, and from what I've read around here, others too.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Backlighting would be preferable. Glow in the dark has never worked well for me since it is not very bright unless recently exposed to light.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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I would pay extra for a new remote with the middle/select button becoming a touch pad. This would make navigation in web pages much easier.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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The reason I posted what I did in the format I did was that it would take the absolute minimum effort. No redesign, no new remote, no screwing around, and very little time. Anyone agree with that?
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Old December 28th, 2010, 10:55 AM
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I'm getting one of the Rii RF Remotes. I've heard great things. You should give it a look.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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If I keep my Boxee, I'm going to order one of the "Rii" mini USB keyboards. It's not much bigger than the Boxee remote and the keys are backlit. A number of Boxee Box users are using this and are happy with it.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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I'm getting one of the Rii RF Remotes. I've heard great things. You should give it a look.
Beat me to it

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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Beat me to it
I have one and love it, the BB remote joined the Harmony One replaced remotes in the drawer. I got it at Amazon for $38.00 US.
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Wirel...d=G5F9B9983RU7
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:48 PM
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I vote that Boxee sends us all Harmony One remotes.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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If I keep my Boxee, I'm going to order one of the "Rii" mini USB keyboards. It's not much bigger than the Boxee remote and the keys are backlit. A number of Boxee Box users are using this and are happy with it.
Thats perfect. Just what i was looking for.
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