Sherwood’s internet-streaming R-904N NetBoxx receiver review

Interesting concept here…as an early gen not surprising there are some issues, but overall pretty cool.


So as a receiver the Netboxx hits all the right marks, but the big news here is the ability to act as a networked media player thanks to VuNow. Sadly things wouldn’t go so well here. Connecting to the network was completely pain-free and we were streaming YouTube clips in minutes, but getting to the better content online took a little more setup. Those streams are provided by the PlayOn server software, which must be installed on a machine somewhere else on the local network — a Windows machine, mind. If you’re on Mac or Linux you’re out of luck.