While that is great for XBMC, last time I installed boxee it didnt use pre-scraped data. They actually differ with the metadata standards, because when I went to re-install boxee I had XBMC installed and everything scraped. I wanted to use the XBMC metadata for boxee and was told that boxee changed the way it structures its metadata so it would not work. In regards to having to re-scrape, as has been said boxee is more focused on online content than offline. Also, it isnt meant to be turned off, just put into standby. In regards to hulu, there is a VPN app for boxee and yes, VPNs should work with hulu, they did in the past and they should still do it.