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Boxee creators hint at dedicated hardware

updated 12:55 pm EST, Thu January 22, 2009

Boxee hardware coming?

Some form of dedicated hardware support may be coming for Boxee's self-titled media streaming software, a member of the company suggests. Avner Ronen observes that in order to run Boxee on a TV, users must currently connect a computer, or hack an Apple TV; the latter option prevents Netflix streaming from working. Dedicated hardware would simplify the use of Boxee, and possibly at a lower cost, says Ronen.

Several hardware makers are said to have approached Boxee at CES about embedding the software, but the company has nevertheless posted a poll with the hope of gaining direction. Options suggest that if hardware integration does happen, possibilities range from game console support to a separate set-top box, with features like a Blu-ray drive and/or DVR recording. In between, a simple box could merely feed digital files. No integration is expected in the near future, however.



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