Set top box with metadata and artwork?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by apatel87, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Anyone know of a good all in one set top box that plays your local content with metadata and artwork? I am not talking about something that utilizes Plex media server because I would rather not have any over the air transcoding. I had an Apple TV but preferred something with 1080p output. I also have a boxee box which is really nice but more on the expensive end.

    Do any of the new WD TV live boxes offer that? I was looking at this video:
    and it seemed to show artwork at around the 4 minute mark. Is that truly the case.

    Anyone else recommend a different set top box. I am a sucker for fancy visuals so any recommendations would be much appreciated. I did have a Mac Mini HTPC with Plex but that is just out of my budget right now.

  2. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    If you're a sucker for fancy visuals, I am too, then your best option is XBMC. I would go for a cheap ATOM/ION box and use XBMC this will give you all the fancy skins and visuals you could ever ask for and full 1080p support.

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