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The D-Link Boxee Box is the company D-Link's first hardware unit and has a very unique and interesting visual design.

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Pros

runs the easy to use, fully featured, aesthetically pleasing, free and open-source Boxee home theater software

12 agree

HDMI output

10 agree

supports all common media formats

8 agree

dedicated digital / analog audio outs

8 agree

integrated WiFi alongside an Ethernet connection for connecting to the Internet / your media

8 agree

beautifully designed RF remote with QWERTY keyboard - simple, yet fully featured, doesn't have to be directly within line of sight / pointed properly at the device

7 agree

extremely small and compact

6 agree

cool aesthetic - really stands out and screams for attention

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built-in 802.11N wireless

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comes with a beautiful RF remote with QWERTY keyboard

3 agree

built on Intel's powerful CE4100 media processor - much faster than the originally planned Tegra 2 chipset, capable of decoding 1080p content in more formats

2 agree

capable of running downloadable apps for advanced functionality

2 agree

affordable price considering what you get

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Flash 10.1 support

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1GB of flash memory, 1GB of RAM

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2 USB ports for external devices such as hard drives for external storage

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built-in Flash enabled web browser

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cool packaging

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upgradable software with many updates / ongoing support planned

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Cons

non-standard form factor may not fit where you want to put it nicely

7 agree

slightly high price and late to market compared to equivalent products from other manufacturers

4 agree

manufactured by D-Link

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delay after delay with little news

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no internal storage (beyond the small 1GB of flash)

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lacks an IR receiver - can't be controlled by the majority of universal remotes which are IR only

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no advanced mouse emulation on the remote - simply the 4-way d-pad

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glossy enclosure picks up and displays dust, fingerprints and scratches easily

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unpolished at launch

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No optical drive

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bait and switch UI - not half as cool as the one showed off months ago

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The D-Link Boxee Box is the company D-Link's first hardware unit and has a very unique and interesting visual design. Instead of a box, like the title advertises, the Boxee Box actually looks like a cube that has been submerged into the floor. The almost cube comes with WiFi as well as ethernet to connected it to the Internet. The external connections include two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, and a SD card slot. The D-Link Boxee Box is great for watching web series, listening to online radios, looking at online photos, watching TV shows and movies. It plugs directly into an entertainment center so that everything is easy to access all in one spot.

Features
  • 120mm x 120 mm x 120 mm
  • 1 HDMI connector
  • 1 Optical Digital Audio (S/PDIF) connector
  • Composite Audio Connectors
  • AC Power Connector
  • Ethernet Connector
  • 2 USB 2.0 Connectors
  • SD Card Slot
  • WiFi
Post Review
Omar
11/24/2010 04:51

Here's a really good video review on the #d_link_boxee_box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC8z2SoXJh0

Erik
11/17/2010 11:55

This looks like a pretty good buy to me at $199. I realize that the #apple_tv is $99, but it can't play your "downloaded" content. It's half as expensive as an HTPC, and runs the super slick Boxee UI and will play any media you throw at it. I'm liking the QWERTY remote from what I see in the photos.

Yale
11/16/2010 07:48

Really wanted one of these but I couldn't wait, so I bought the #Western_Digital_WD_TV_Live a few months ago instead. While the WDTV lacks polish it does everything I want it to, and while I'd like some WiFi streaming compatibilities I'm happy I didn't wait. I'm not that much of a tech tweaker anymore, or social when it comes to what I watch. I'm pretty into the basics when it comes to my media - so the WDTV does just fine. Maybe in a couple years a better version, or simply a more mature software platform will get me to upgrade.

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