Boxee Box Media Streamer will ship in November 2010 for $200

In a response to Apple TV announcement, Boxee’s Avner Ronen tried to make a case of why we need to send our money to him instead of Steve, and also let it slip that the box will ship in November for $200. Among the arguments, the strongest one seems to be the openness of the Boxee Box, presumably everybody will have access to the source code and be able to write applications. If this is true remains to be seen, but I was using Boxee (the software version) for quite a while and it is gorgeous, simple and usable. It has way more applications available than Apple TV and very important for some, it plays everything available on your home network. At least for me, having Pandora, Digg, Revision 3, Last.fm and MKV/DIVX support over the network more than makes up for the price difference. And let’s not forget the keyboard remote and 1080p support (Apple TV is limited at 720p)

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