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britboyj
Sep 16, 2009, 11:57 AM
Simple question.

What channels work (CNN/Comedy Central show on the demo, but that's it) and what doesn't?

Any features of Boxee desktop not work with Apple TV? What's your experience?

Did they ever get Hulu working with again?


Thanks in advance. :)



britboyj
Sep 17, 2009, 10:50 AM
All the Google searches bring back generalizations and not specifics, and whether or not Hulu works seems to vary on which link you click.

Do the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, PBS) have their own "channels" within Boxee?

Is there a Discovery Channel or Travel Channel "channel" or are cable networks pretty much excluded? (I see CNN and Comedy Central on the Boxee video, but nothing else).

ChrisBrightwell
Sep 17, 2009, 11:42 AM
Boxee on AppleTV is an unreliable hack, IMO. Until the networks quit pissing all over consumers, just buy a Mac mini and hook it up to the TV.

ehmormaht
Sep 20, 2009, 12:43 AM
My experience with Boxee has been decent with an AppleTV. The Hulu feeds work okay. Comedy Central is one of the better "channels". I would agree with the previous post that a Mini is a far better solution but I think it is worth the effort if you already have an AppleTV just to catch the Daily show and Colbert Report every day.

jeremy.king
Sep 29, 2009, 02:35 PM
Boxee on AppleTV is an unreliable hack, IMO. Until the networks quit pissing all over consumers, just buy a Mac mini and hook it up to the TV.

I'm coming to the realization that this is true. CBS channel is the suck. Hulu Feeds and Revision3 channels are choppy and/or out of sync. I have not tried a wired connection to see if it matters.

I got so excited to finally hack my :apple:TV only to be very disappointed thus far.

Pandora works very well - FWIW...