For those of us trying to disconnect from cable subscriptions, getting the content we want is a challenge. It usually means waiting for a show to be posted online or dealing with less than reputable streaming sources. The Boxee TV is a set top device that combines the best of cable with DVR, apps and the Cloud.
Boxee connects to your television's antenna and coaxial cable to gain access to unencrypted basic cable — the free kind — and view major broadcast networks. The device has a "no limits" DVR, which means that users can record as many shows as they want and then save them to a cloud service. (Most DVRs save shows to a hard drive, which has a finite amount of space.) Viewers can then watch the recorded content from any device through a Web browser. Access to apps for Netflix, Pandora and YouTube will also be available.
When Boxee TV launches November 1, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and D.C will have access to the DVR service, with more cities coming online soon. Subcscribing to that service will cost $14.99 a month. But that sure beats a cable bill.
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