Boxee News: Beta Now Available for Public Download, Box Has Tegra 2 Chip

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Boxee just confirmed that their upcoming Boxee Box made in conjunction with D-Link will have NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset. They also mentoned that the Boxee Beta is free for the world to download. Rejoice!

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The Boxee Box will be based around a dual-core Arm Cortex A9 chip that should let it to zip around various multimedia apps with ease. As for the Beta, its available for OS X, Windows and Ubuntu (but not Apple TV). They also mentioned they'd like to have version 1.0 finished for CES next year.

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And lastly, they hacked together a little bookmarklet for Boxee fanboys so that you can add web videos to your Boxee queue when you're browsing the internet outside the app. Neat stuff. [Boxee]

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Just downloaded the beta. While I'm running the 32-bit version on a 64-bit system, it seems rather sluggish. I can't tell if the typical XBMC controls are different, or if it's simply lagging.

However, this thing is a beauty of a beast. Not only does it have dozens of applications (including Netflix, woohoo!), but it still plays my .iso-ripped movies. May need to fiddle with the library scrapers, but all-in-all, this is a pretty fantastic solution. I'll have to see if I want to switch from current XBMC setup I've worked on, but mostly, yeah. I'm diggin' it.

Keep up the good work, guys!