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The BoxeeBox Cookbook

Feb 12, 2009, 15:31 (0 Talkback[s])

"In search of the ideal IP-STB

"About a year ago, I began a quest to find -- or build -- a sub-$500 IP-STB (Internet protocol set-top box) capable of delivering virtually unlimited A/V content to my entertainment center without monthly cable TV fees, service charges (other than an inexpensive Netflix membership), or pay-per-view fees.

"Early in my journey, I heard that Roku was readying a $99 device (pictured at right) that would offer the joys of unlimited Netflix video downloads. I quickly procured a unit and published one of its first reviews.

"The "Netflix Roku Box" (later renamed "Digital Video Player") is great at what it does, has been upgraded with a 720p HD mode via an automatic firmware update, and continues to be a favorite enabler of family entertainment."

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