Post by oscartheclimber on Nov 22, 2010 22:58:49 GMT -5
Boxee Box is awesome - but not without a few teething problems. Reminds me of the UMC launch (and the manual still isn't complete). Sorting and searching for files is a big complaint, but that is being addressed in an update. Boxee team members seem to be active on both the boxee.tv forums as well as AVS.
I have been streaming flac from my laptop over a wired network without any issues. I have a 2TB external USB HDD on the way.
I too have been considering connecting it to the XDA. Using SPDIF to the XDA prevents me playing HD tracks though, so I'd have to stream those from the HDD/boxee to my laptop via the network, and then USB to the XDA. That is of course assuming a 24/192 driver will be available.
I really haven't been able to find out much about the audio side of the box.
A boxee team member recently posted the following:
"on the box over spdif we'll support:
DD (AC3) passthrough DTS passthrough 2 channel PCM up to 96khz/24bit
if you have DTS-HD and use spdif out, you'll get DTS bitstreaming from the original content (no reencoding)
over hdmi, for raw pcm, we'll do lpcm 7.1, 192khz/24 bit audio
we won't do that simultaneously with spdif output though. it's either/or once you move beyond 48khz stereo PCM."
There are currently some issues with the audio not working correctly, but if I recall that is on the video/movie side.