Input one. It is the most valuable connector on the back of the average American television — and by extension, the most valuable connector in the average American home. Input one is what you plug your cable box into, where your DVR lives, where you go to watch sports and awards shows and breaking news. It is such precious ground that companies like Apple and Microsoft and Sony don’t even bother with it — the Apple TV and Xbox 360 and PS3 all fundamentally compete for input two. Input one belongs to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Input one belongs to television.

Avner Ronen and Boxee want to change the way you think about input one.