Posted Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
Boxee is going straight after cable TV with this one.
While Boxee has always been a leader in the cord-cutting movement, things have gotten a little less covert. The announcement of the Boxee Live TV dongle for over-the-air HD signals is filled with reasons you don't need to pay for cable anymore.
The dongle, which will be hitting in January at a price of $49, enables you to pick up free broadcasts of your local channels and watch the HD television live on your Boxee Box. Boxee's Avner Ronen points out that events like the Superbowl, World Series, Oscars and Olympics are all on broadcast television, so you won't miss much if you ditch cable.
At this time, Boxee Live TV will only be available in the US and Canada and will be the only way - at least for now - to get live broadcasts on your Boxee Box. The Box also lacks a DVR feature, but according to the official FAQ though, it could happen. "... if we get enough users asking for DVR then we could take advantage of that other USB input on the back of the box and let a user connect a drive for recordings."
Source: The Boxee Blog
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