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  1. gstaters

    gstaters New Member

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    has anyone tried using the Boxee live tv usb dongle to see if the Google TV Set Top boxes will see live tv? I'm curious because this would be a nice way to cut the cord without paying a ton of $$$
     
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    For many reasons, nope.
     
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    the tech side of me wants to know why ;)


     
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    Hi,
    The USB 2 tuner is just the hardware piece. The other missing pieces of the solution are the USB device driver, the control layer and application integration to display the video stream. USB device drivers are platform specific, and you would likely need to roll your own for Android on Atom (vs. Linux on ARM for the Boxee). This doesn't sound like a quick/easy project, but if you like kernel hacking and Android app. debugging, it might be fun.
    -Ed
     
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    "you would likely need to roll your own for Android on Atom (vs. Linux on ARM for the Boxee). "

    The Boxee runs the same Intel Atom chip as the current GTV devices. That being said the Boxee dongle won't work with GTV - basically it's the same general principle as to why a regular webcam doesn't work with GTV.
     

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