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Boxee Box Firmware Update: List of Fixes and Tweaks

Although the Boxee Box was announced back in 2009, the device has not been out that long, so came as a surprise that a firmware update is already available. This Apple TV like device had a few issues on release, so this update will be very welcome for those who chose this new device — but what are those changes?

Firstly, for those who have not seen what makes the Boxee Box tick, then you should read over the iFixit teardown that we covered a few weeks back. Richard Lawler from Engadget learned from Boxee themselves that a number of bugs were found in the software, so this was something that needed to be addressed.

There are two ways to get this update, the first is by doing nothing, as the Boxee Box checks automatically every 24 hours, or if you cannot wait, then you can go into the update under settings and check manually. The latest firmware build is version:

This is not the only firmware planned for 2010, Boxee plan to launch another before the year is out, as they still have a few more issues that needs to be addressed.

Some of the bug fixes include: 1080i playback black screens, seeking Blu-Ray .iso, stuttering Blu-ray content, dropping flash video audio, MPEG1 video, and so much more. A complete list of these fixes can be found by visiting the Boxee website. The next update is said to offer Netflix and VUDU apps.

What other updates or fixes would you like to see?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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