Looks like a decent box for mass consumption, unlike the buggy-as-hell & non-Netflix PopBox at the same price. Pleasantly surprised to see MKV support by Sony, especially since the PS3 won't play them. MKV may very well go the way of MP3: first branded as a 'pirates format', then widely adopted. Still, I think if you can wait, the Boxee Box looks to be the box to beat this year for Internet media + local content playback. The recent Israeli article (see Boxee box anticipation thread) showing video playback up to 90Mbps makes it look very promising, plus Boxee's UI is terrific as is their QWERTY remote, plus Netflix and lost of other Internet content.
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