I have a Boxee Box that seems to be on its last legs. The remote has went wonky and then completely died. I tried to re-pair it and replace the battery but it didn't work.
I stream video from my PC mostly, usually HD MKV files and I also watch Netflix, that's about it.
- Netflix capable - Ideally SuperHD compatible (Boxee wasn't)
- Play video files over my network, needs to support HD MKV files that are big, 1080p DTS etc.
- Optical Audio Out port
- HDMI for video
- Network capable, ideally over Cat5e but Wireless would also be beneficial.
Would it be better to build a small PC for this, or can I get away with another streaming media player?
An htpc with xbmc is my preferred setup. Netflix can be loaded up through windows media center using a simple script activated from a remote or just find a cheap blu ray player. I grabbed one for $46 last week from best buy to handle netflix and pandora but i also use an apple tv.
But as far as Im concerned nothing beats xbmc for mkv's, avi etc.
I just built a new living room system that will run at least 10 years for $320.
Yeah - my Boxee remote went wonkey too - replaced it with the 2032 lithium battery per the one that was in there - didn't work. Flipped the battery - Voila!
The marking "-" on the plastic of the tray is wrong! Just flip the battery so "+" is on the bottom. Brand new boxee controller!
Since getting my A400's I stopped using my Boxee Boxes for the most part. I do wish they would have come out with a successor with a faster processor and fixed some of the issues it had. That would have been an excellent box. Instead we got the Boxee TV. Which I still have somewhere but I would have never purchased it on my own. Boxee gave me one.
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