Samsung Closes Boxee Acquisition for $30 Million

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muzicman82

What exactly is a "HTCP"?

Did no one else catch this?

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PCLinuxguy

maybe not. give it until tomorrow to see if they fix it today.

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Justin.Kerr

Sad to see since I know this basically means the death of Boxee.

I have 3 of these in my house and might buy an extra one for the shelf just in-case.

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PCLinuxguy

Why is it sad? I say it's awesome. Boxee have been on shaky ground ever since they decided to stop making and supporting the desktop software with a big middle finger to the end users that got them that far (even pulling/blocking sites that had the file to download the last version) And on top of that, when they released their newest box, they basically gave the middle finger to the ones who still owned and used the previous generation unit and dropped support for it like it was a diseased limb. Boxee's makers have gotten far too big for their britches and seem to be more about their wallets than giving a damn about their end users.

Now that Samsung bought them out, maybe we'll see what REAL developers can do with it since Boxee's devs and makers couldn't figure out how to get out of a wet paper bag.

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fung0

It's dismaying that the Boxee Box wasn't a bigger hit. It's far and away the best media player out there... MUCH nicer to use than the WDTV, with more features and unbeatable format compatibility. (Music and photo support could have been improved a bit, but nobody has quite nailed those.)

Of course, the problem isn't with the Boxee Box. It's just that nobody (statistically speaking) is buying media players, period. It would be nice if Samsung and Boxee could shake that up a bit. But on the other hand, I fear that they may take the all-too-popular route of de-featuring the Boxee platform in hopes of making it more palatable to the average couch potato. (And to Hollywood, which hates and fears anything that puts too much power in the hands of consumers.)