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    Default Is the Love Gone!

    I have been a loyal fan of Boxee since is long as I can remember, I quickly killed Medio (http://www.meedios.com/) because of the potential Boxee displayed and have been using the PC version ever since. Boxee popularity grew because of dedicated PC and MAC individuals like myself. The other day, I had to re-install the application and noticed that it is no longer available for download (unless I am mistaken). Has Boxee totally abandoned the user community that made it successful and a competitor in the Media Center Market?

    I understand the direction Boxee is taking by making the application available via dedicated set-top boxes. A product I was actually contemplating on purchasing once the Iomega Boxee TV became available within the US. However, now that Boxee totally disregarded its loyal user’s fan base? I ponder, Is it time to say goody to Boxee!

    There are many products that are just as good and provided many of the same services Boxee offers. The proliferation of new Internet ready Television such as Samsung with their Media OS, is making the need to purchase another device for accessing online media content obsolete and taking Boxee along with it. Sure, there is a need for now, but this may diminish over time.
    As for myself, I installed PLex (http://www.plexapp.com) on my Samsung TV and was up and running in a few hours viewing all my movies from my NAS, even though I still had an older version of Boxee! One less box and remote next to my TV!

    Sorry Boxee! For now, you lost me!
    Last edited by ylafont; March 18th, 2012 at 09:09 PM.

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    Just got my boxee and now you got me thinking... Anyway, I'm enjoying it now and I hope I am satisfied.

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    I think the Boxee issue is an very clear example how not to treat your community "fan base", their are many projects gone the same way and not making it and others that understand what their "fan base" really means.

    I'm not going to buy a, and excuse me for saying it...extremely low end piece of hardware just to get the Boxee software, I won' thow away my current high end hardware setup for the greed of a cooperation.

    However this is purely my opinion, but I can't ignore wondering if this was what the XBMC Crew wished for their, YES their software. The fact is that Boxee would not be without the hard work of the XBMC Crew and community. In my point of view the only right thing, is that Boxee disappears and their employees thrown onto the streets.

    However this is quite a hard wish, the more soft way of seeing it is that Boxee is forced to drop the XBMC Core!

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    However this is purely my opinion, but I can't ignore wondering if this was what the XBMC Crew wished for their, YES their software. The fact is that Boxee would not be without the hard work of the XBMC Crew and community. In my point of view the only right thing, is that Boxee disappears and their employees thrown onto the streets.

    However this is quite a hard wish, the more soft way of seeing it is that Boxee is forced to drop the XBMC Core!
    Unfortunately for your wish, that's not how open source software works.

    If the XBMC team had wanted to maintain full control of their software, they could have, by not open-sourcing it.
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    I could not resist, I was surfing the net today and stumbled on a boxee thread which reminded me of this posting. Boxee has only sold 200,000 units of the Boxee box, A very low number by any standards. I guess other individuals had the same opinion I had, an ugly box with mediocre performance and a crappy design. Has the Iomega Boxee box ever released on the US? I wonder if these numbers also account for overseas sales.

    Anyway, One of the article went on to state the “The Death of Boxee”, Is this already occurring? I can’t say I am a bit surprised and disappointed at the same time. And loved Boxee at one point, It was a shameful decision for boxee abandoned its PC user base population, a number they still seem to be counting in their overall figures.

    http://conoroneill.net/the-death-of-boxee/
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403017,00.asp

    As for me, Plex as has been a dream, every platform and cloud streaming to Ipad, cell phones and other portable devices.

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    Angry Where oh where is Boxee for PC

    Quote Originally Posted by ylafont View Post
    I have been a loyal fan of Boxee since is long as I can remember, I quickly killed Medio (http://www.meedios.com/) because of the potential Boxee displayed and have been using the PC version ever since. Boxee popularity grew because of dedicated PC and MAC individuals like myself. The other day, I had to re-install the application and noticed that it is no longer available for download (unless I am mistaken). Has Boxee totally abandoned the user community that made it successful and a competitor in the Media Center Market?

    I understand the direction Boxee is taking by making the application available via dedicated set-top boxes. A product I was actually contemplating on purchasing once the Iomega Boxee TV became available within the US. However, now that Boxee totally disregarded its loyal user’s fan base? I ponder, Is it time to say goody to Boxee!

    There are many products that are just as good and provided many of the same services Boxee offers. The proliferation of new Internet ready Television such as Samsung with their Media OS, is making the need to purchase another device for accessing online media content obsolete and taking Boxee along with it. Sure, there is a need for now, but this may diminish over time.
    As for myself, I installed PLex (http://www.plexapp.com) on my Samsung TV and was up and running in a few hours viewing all my movies from my NAS, even though I still had an older version of Boxee! One less box and remote next to my TV!

    Sorry Boxee! For now, you lost me!
    I used Boxee on my netbook for over a year, and when i want to install it on my PC, it`s not available for download anymore, that is just BULLSHIT! like we say in holland: Je kan maar beter in de stront zakken(translated to English: You better be in shit bags)!

    Sorry Boxee! I hate to admit it, but i think you suck at keeping people happy.

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    Note: This is a users' community forum. For official support, submit a Support Request.
    You can also find out how to Get Help or view the Boxee Box Documentation.
    See also: READ THIS FIRST

    Boxee Box v1.5 with a 32" Panasonic TC-L32X2.
    Plex running on HP TouchSmart 600xt, iPhone 4, iPad 2, and HP m8400f Vista x86 HTPC which is also running:
    Plex Media Server/SageTV 7.1/Intelliremote via Olevia 247TFHD/Onyko TX-SR606/Harmony 550
    with everything orbiting an HP EX490 MediaSmart Server/WHS+MediaSonic w/12TB of storage.

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