Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The unique DVR/streamer combination is now available to the masses at $99.
Boxee TV isn't what hardcore digital media fans were hoping for in the next iteration of Boxee products, but it's definitely an interesting new gadget. It functions as a DVR, but without any local storage. Instead of sitting on a hard drive, your content goes online, ready to be viewed from wherever you are.
It's a bit of a strange concept, even for those who are already on board with the whole digital distribution thing, and the idea of being limited to certain channels is a bit of a blow. Still, this is where Boxee and Walmart are putting their bets this holiday season. The mega-chain will be the exclusive carrier of the Boxee TV through the season, and will provide signage and information on the device inside of stores.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.