Own both and frankly this isn’t much of a contest.
Boxee box has more features but most are now next to useless.
No firmware updates in six months and what firmware there is is unstable to the point of bricking the box .
The wd has less features but they all work and for the most part just as promised
The box responds quickly and has a a decent mod group roviding us with custom themes.
The boxee box has even failed to develiver on advertised features like HD audio which last time i checked can get you suied.
Thw wd has made me quiet happy and given me little issue.
The boxee box has been a massive pain and and the boss at boxee keeps giving me the feel he a used car salesmen.