I am looking for a good all-round mediaplayer and I got a few questions about the Boxee Box.
Mainly, I will be using the WD TV Live Hub to play MKV (H262,MPEG,…) container files with .srt subtitles (Dutch language). This is my number one reason for buying a mediaplayer. Does the media player handle these kind of files well?
Are the subtitles working flawlessly? Cause I had a mediaplayer before and those subtitles looked horrible. Jaggy, grey instead of white and a very big black edge. This made looking at a 720p or 1080p MKV file really not worth it. So again, do the .srt subtitles look like I described or do they actually look white, without a big black border and not jaggy but smooth edges?
Is streaming 720p and 1080p MKV files over a network smooth? And secondly, when connecting my brand new WD My Book Essential 3TB via USB, does that provide for a smooth experience with 720p and 1080p files? Even when playing very large MKV files (1080p with very high bitrate)? I know this media player comes with a built in HDD, which I will use, but I don’t want to transfer like this 8 or 16GB large Blu-Ray Iso or MKV before I can start watching. It would be easier to just simply connect my WD My Book Essential 3TB HDD and hit play.
Just to be 100% complete, I have a Linksys E3000 router that is capable of streaming wireless but I also have built in one or more LAN connections in every room (cat 5e). So mainly, I will be using the wired version of course cause this media player does not have built in WiFi if I am correct.
Thanks in advance for answering my questions. I’m basically chosing between either the Boxee Box or this media player.