We’ve been waiting for a set-top box that can do more than the neutered offerings currently available. Boxee may have figured it out — or at least it has done something other than throw out the same black square puck as everybody else.
The Verge has obtained leaked images of the presumably upcoming Boxee TV that apparently will play live TV and record shows with its DVR functionality. The idea may be to grab free over-the-air HD signals and record them to the Boxee (the packaging is upfront with this saying: “Watch More FREE TV”). It would also still stream all the services that the curiously angular Boxee Box does now, which would make this upcoming Boxee an all-in-one box that combines live TV, DVR and streaming options while boxing out pay TV companies.
This, of course, is all unconfirmed, but it certainly looks like Boxee is serious about offering more features to make it easier for you to ditch pay TV once and for all. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s bound for anywhere other than the United States. [The Verge]