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Boxee Box user support ends entirely

Boxee Box user support ends entirely

If you're an owner of the Boxee Box, originally launched back in November of 2010 and distributed up until today, the announcement this morning from the creators of this lovely bit of technology isn't going to be your most welcome update. In introducing the Boxee TV, a machine that links together Live TV, Internet Apps, and Cloud DVR, the team has let it be known that the original Boxee Box is done for. With a single software update to bring about a better working Flash player and a selection of bug fixes, the Boxee Box will officially go into maintenance mode.

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Boxee announces Boxee TV

Boxee announces Boxee TV

Boxee has long been a popular name in the set-top box industry. They've been offering tons of streaming content and even live television with their Boxee Box device, and now the company has announced a new product called Boxee TV. The device will allow you watch live TV in HD from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and more.

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FCC cuts Boxee a little encryption slack (but not forever)

FCC cuts Boxee a little encryption slack (but not forever)

Boxee is declaring victory in recent FCC decisions on cable encryption, though the loophole for third-party devices wanting to tune into free channels could involve some messy cabling. The set-top box company had joined with Comcast to protest against cable encryption proposals that could have blocked devices like the Boxee Box from getting a signal without owners paying a subscription, and while the FCC isn't entirely convinced by their collective arguments, it has thrown a temporary solution their way.

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Leaked Boxee TV gets integrated HDTV antenna and DVR

Leaked Boxee TV gets integrated HDTV antenna and DVR

An interesting new set-top box from Boxee has leaked today called the Boxee TV. According to the source who leaked the photographs, the set top box combines an over the air HDTV antenna and DVR functionality allowing users to record programs using free HD broadcasts in the area. The device is also tipped to feature support for web apps.

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Boxee and Comcast reveal cable encryption workaround

Boxee and Comcast reveal cable encryption workaround

Comcast and Boxee are collaborating on a new system that could eventually replace CableCARD and allow third-party set-top boxes like the Boxee Box to access encrypted all-digital cable broadcasts. The two companies detailed the proposed approach in a joint FCC filing, initially using an external cable box that would hook up to STBs via ethernet, but eventually migrating to a licensed integrated digital transport adapter (Integrated DTA) that would provide a more streamlined solution.

 

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Boxee Box DVR subscription tipped

Boxee Box DVR subscription tipped

Smart TV company Boxee promised to consider DVR functionality when it launched its Live TV adapter, and it seems a paid add-on service delivering just that might be in the pipeline. A survey fired out to Live TV dongle owners over the weekend questioned whether they would be willing to pay between $5 and $15 per month for the ability to record live TV for later playback, GigaOm reports, or indeed if they were uninterested in the functionality at all.

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Boxee kills computer clients to focus on Boxee Box

Boxee kills computer clients to focus on Boxee Box

If you are a fan of the Boxee app on your Mac or PC, you had better hold onto your copy the software and be sure to back it up. Boxee has officially killed support for its computer clients and the last version of the software for Windows, Mac, and Linux has been removed from company servers. As of yesterday, the software is no longer available for download on the Boxee website.

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Boxee Live TV tuner now shipping; DVR support under consideration

Boxee Live TV tuner now shipping; DVR support under consideration

Boxee's $49 Live TV adapter has begun shipping, adding OTA TV channel reception to the Boxee Box STB and pushing the idea of cable-cutting among TV addicts. Announced back in November, plugging in the USB adapter and bundled antenna adds a "Live TV" option to the Boxee UI; from that, users can browse through free-to-air channels, complete with program guides, though not actually record any content.

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