our players have a lower intrinsic cost structure than other streaming players. Beginning in 2007 when we designed the first streaming player, we identified having a low “bom” cost (bill of materials) as a core competitive advantage. That’s why we don’t use android or html – both require a lot more memory and faster CPUs than the Roku OS. The TV business is a much more cost conscious business than mobile devices and PCs
... for many years it hasn't been true, a Roku 3 with its dual core processor and 512MB or RAM, has more power than other cheaper streaming players that have supported WebKit development for years now, and they run just fine.
"bmn" wrote:Why is this MAG250 not "an absolute PoS garbage"?
Really, I can assure you I'm not talking out of my butt here. There's Infomir's MAG250 for one, check it out here: http://www.infomir.eu/eng/products/iptv-stb/mag-250/ ...
"bmn" wrote:Tracheotomy is technically doable. It is not however advisable except in dire circumstances.
... I think this is technically doable, but the obstacles may not be entirely technical
... but I can tell you that with the right know-how, you can create amazing GUI's using a WebKit on android or any OS or device.