Tuesday, April 14, 2009
So with a surplus of gift certificates, I finally decided to make my guilty pleasure purchase: the Apple TV. And it was only purchased due to the fact that Boxee now exists.
For those of you unaware of boxee, it is based on the XBMC platform. It runs along side the Apple TV (or Mac OS, or Ubuntu) allowing you to stream from multiple sources on the internet. So when combined, I have the ability to view full episodes from Hulu on my big screen TV. Why the Apple TV? Because for the cost ($200) it's the cheapest media center I can find. The downfall to it is the processor and memory of the box (1Ghz and 256MB) but that hasn't been an issue so far.
And it's easy to hack. Software hacks, hard drive increases, etc. It even comes with a bit torrent client on it! So you can download your shows from RSS sites!