Comments on: Set-Top Debate: Boxee vs Roku vs Apple TV http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: James http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112521 Sun, 27 Feb 2011 04:43:31 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112521 I am not too impressed with an internet TV box that does not have a full web browser. This Roku would be useless for me. I am a DISH Network subscriber/employee, and I use the Logitech Revue with Google TV. With a well developed and friendly UI, I couldn’t be happier.

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By: mike http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112520 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 16:28:19 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112520 who cares how the box looks and no one provides hdmi cable, sounds like you just trying to trash on roku.

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By: Kim Nilsson http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112519 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 08:00:37 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112519 I’m still quite happy with my WDTV Live, though it isn’t a Plus version, but since Netflix isn’t available in Europe I don’t count that as the slightest advantage. Of course, I have installed the WDLXTV custom firmware to make it more insteresting to use 🙂

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By: Tony http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112518 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:29:49 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112518 I have the WD TV Live Plus. Right now it offers Blockbuster, YouTube, Netflix, MediaFly and etc…integration w. Facebook. You can upload pics or video to the site. Best feature is that it can play a huge number of formats, via the USB, streaming from the computer or NAS. This device can be bought for about $100 +/-.

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By: Jason S http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112517 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:22:24 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112517 Finally, you don’t have a bias of Apple Products. I APPLAUD YOU CHRIS! I AM GLAD YOU NOW SEE THE TRUE SCAM (MACS spelled backwards) THAT IS APPLE!

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By: dean collins http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112516 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:20:31 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112516 people arent cord cutting – they are cord shaving eg supplementing content not cutting back on.

until nfl/mlb/cnn etc are available live on demand over the net then people wont cut entirely.

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By: Anthony Fear http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112515 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:04:35 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112515 Living in Canada affects the choice of box as not all services are available up here in the ‘Great White North’.

Personally I wasn’t looking for a box full of tricks (I previously had a Windows Media Centre Hooked up) – I realized that I don’t want to get my email on my TV, nor do I want to browse the web, tweet and facebook from it either. Believe it or not – but all I want to do is watch TV!

And that’s where Apple shines! Sure their products cost more and have less features than the competition – but they do what they are designed to do and they do it well.

If your a tech-head and you want the ability to multi-task your media device so you can run shell scripts while watching Battlestar Galactica and tweeting with your chums – then Apple TV is not for you!

If you want a consumer device thats cheap, simple to use, integrates beautifully with your existing Apple investments (Air Play) and looks pretty with your Home Theatre equipment – then I vote for Apple TV!

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By: Joe Sabin http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/02/15/set-top-debate-boxee-vs-roku-vs-apple-tv/#comment-112514 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:35:10 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=24113#comment-112514 Boxee all the way, but i use it on old pcs that i have… throw a decent video card in it.. and im all set.. if the windows lic isnt available, use ubuntu.. the only drawback on using ubuntu is the lack of netflix…

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