Author: Bob Buskirk
Boxee wants you to know about their latest device the Boxee TV. It is a small set-top box that pretty much does everything. It combines Live TV, Internet Apps, and a “first-of-its-kind Cloud DVR” for only $99.
“With Boxee TV you’ll be able watch live TV broadcasts in beautiful HD from channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Univision and many others. It works with antennas and unencrypted basic Cable that deliver the channels listed above, and has 2 tuners so you can watch one thing… and record another.”
One of the most noted functions of the device is the “No Limits DVR”, which enables you to record as many shows as you like without a storage limit and save them to the cloud.
“Working to create the best TV experience possible, we knew DVR had to be a part of the equation, but existing DVRs have limitations we wanted to avoid. Even the fanciest DVRs run out of space, and most require you to sit in front of the TV to watch your recordings.
So we created the first ever No Limits DVR. What does No Limits mean? Instead of storing your recording on a local hard-drive, Boxee TV uploads your recordings to the cloud. It means there are no limits to how much you can record and no limits to where you watch – on your laptop, tablet and, of course, your TV.”
Boxee TV’s DVR service will be available in 8 of the top TV markets in the US: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and D.C. for $14.99 a month. Additional markets will be added in 2013.
Boxee TV also comes pre-installed with great apps like Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora and Vimeo.
The Boxee TV will be available in November for $99.