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Boxee TV coming exclusively to Walmart tomorrow

Boxee TV coming exclusively to Walmart tomorrow

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Walmart will start exclusively selling the $99 Boxee TV in more than 3,000 stores from tomorrow, according to Bloomberg. The Boxee TV is a DVR that offers access to basic cable or terrestrial TV services as well as web services like Netflix, Vudu, and Pandora. Perhaps its main selling point, however, is a subscription service Boxee is calling "No Limits DVR." For $14.99 a month, Boxee will let you record an unlimited amount of content directly to the cloud, ready for playback on your Boxee TV, computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Ironically, the No Limits DVR feature is not without its limitations — at launch, the service will only be available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The other potential deal-breaker is incompatibility with premium cable. This means that you'll have to watch content from companies like ESPN and HBO elsewhere for now, although Boxee says it would "love to support the extended tier" at some point in the future.

As the only retailer to stock the Boxee TV, Walmart says it will start an in-store advertising campaign including live demos to educate users on the benefits of the new DVR. For more information on the Boxee TV, check out our in-depth report on the startup's relaunch.