So I downloaded their new Beta application for Mac. Basically Boxee is a streaming service (that I’m assuming uses Hulu content) plus playback of your own TV shows/movies that are on your computer. I’ve yet to have some real time using the app, but so far it seems like a full featured version of the Hulu desktop client. The only drawback so far is navigation can be a little confusing but overall it’s a very well (consumer) designed application.
Boxee also offers the Boxee box that has an HDMI port and an HDMI out to hook up to your television. Basically it allows the Boxee app experience without a PC for $200. Now, you could always save yourself the extra cost and just use your existing computer to ouput to your television…but whatever floats your boat. By the way, the box supports full 1080p output.
Here are some screen shots of the application: