A few helpful options are on the way to the Box in the form of a new firmware update.
A product or service designed to bring internet content to your TV can live and die by its user interface. Simplicity and customizability are equally important, and that's what Boxee is adding to the next patch.
When you initially set up the Boxee Box it will now ask you whether it should focus on local content – files you've ripped or downloaded – or web based content. That should make things quite a bit easier for those that prefer viewing their own files first.
In addition, some helpful tools like the ability to mark watched programs, navigate alphabetically, and a few other new sort options are coming to make browsing for your content simpler.
Source: Boxee Box