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Old 11-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #21
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I want a device that I can plug into my TV and read any media file from any machine on the network without having to install programs on the hosts, as well as stream from Netflix, etc. Give me a snazzy front end as well.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #22
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Basically a consumer friendly, cost efficient HTPC that will sit well in my entertainment system. Put a TV tuner in it as well for recording abilities.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #23
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Absense of any physical media drive (DVD/BR-ROM) is a deal breaker for a large number of people.
not the people buying ROKUs and Apple TVs and Boxee boxes. Disc people are VHS people. Here today, perhaps. But not for long.

Thing is, MS doesn't get < $100, instant-on, etc with any xbla/xblig compatibility. More likely this is win8 RT-related. And they better hope they get dev support for apps. Because, at least in the US, their "media offerings" are Netflix/Hulu, which are already on ROKUs/apple TV -- and without the horrible 360/don't-call-it-metro UI mess.

MS is a few years late to taking this segment easily. Today, it'll be a fight, and in the end, the revenue isn't even collecting to the platform builders. It's all going to Netflix/Hulu/vudu - with the platform holder trying to tread water on nearly-no margin.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:44 PM   #24
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I want a device that I can plug into my TV and read any media file from any machine on the network without having to install programs on the hosts, as well as stream from Netflix, etc. Give me a snazzy front end as well.
Sounds like you want an old-school boxee box. Too bad only a dozen of us wanted that. But maybe you'll be happy with their chasing TiVo down the DVR rabbit-hole in v2. Goddamm disaster from my POV.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:41 AM   #25
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It won't be for us. . . and I wonder if there is a market for this. My Mom would love to be able to stream Netflix in her living room, but she doesn't want to purchase a game console.
But, hey, it's got to be better then Wii U, though, right?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:01 PM   #26
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Sounds like you want an old-school boxee box. Too bad only a dozen of us wanted that. But maybe you'll be happy with their chasing TiVo down the DVR rabbit-hole in v2. Goddamm disaster from my POV.
I'm surprised someone bought my used Boxee for $70. It was glitchy, slow, freeze-happy junk compared to bringing my PC with XBMC downstairs. I sure hope OUYA turns out to be a good cheap XBMC platform.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #27
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I'm surprised someone bought my used Boxee for $70. It was glitchy, slow, freeze-happy junk compared to bringing my PC with XBMC downstairs. I sure hope OUYA turns out to be a good cheap XBMC platform.
Gotta get my Boxee Box sold as well. My Sony Google TV bluray player with the Plex client works great for streaming all my media and doesn't require source switching, which makes it very wife friendly.
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