But even without re-imaging the unit, would there be a way of setting its config so that it doesn't connect to external (i.e. Roku) servers, but instead it works entirely inside a provider's vLAN? We are in a similar situation and are looking for a standarized hardware which can act as an IP STB for our xDSL customers. Since we already operate our MPEG4 streaming servers, it would be great to be able to integrate this and allow our customers to watch the content directly on their TVs.
Anu suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
We understand your point.
Assuming that we block outside "public" Internet access at our xDSL bridges level (i.e. filtering public Internet access for the vLAN that we will use to connect the Roku boxes), and that we manage to load our app, either via the app store or directly, what level of UI customization/altering would be possible? For instance, would it be possible to alter the firmware so that all the unit displays is our own app, allowing only our private content?