Boxee Box by D-Link - DSM-380
Boxee Box at a GlanceWe get it - you want Internet freedom on your TV, but you want it to be the stuff you actually want to watch in HD and you want to enjoy it from the comfort of your couch. We're all over it-introducing the Boxee Box by D-Link: click, follow, watch - you are now in full command of your TV for the first time. No rules, no contracts.
SuperconnectedNot only is Boxee is the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV, it’s the easiest. All you need is a TV with an HDMI input and an Internet connection, and Boxee Box will take care of the rest. Equipped with an SD card slot, (2) USB ports, an optical digital audio connector, HDMI output and an 802.11n wireless equipped Ethernet port, there isn’t much Boxee Box can’t plug into. And with its nano-sized RF USB adapter, you can plug your Boxee Remote into any standard USB port without worrying about signal interference.
Stream your favorite flicks—in a flash!Put your car keys away. And prepare for a serious couch party. Because the Boxee Box is amped and ready for instant streaming from Netflix. Your favorite blockbusters. Timeless classics. Gotta-see TV. Netflix delivers all these and more by the thousands—with no late fees. And the Boxee Box pipes it all right into your living room—on demand, with just a few clicks of the remote! With a one month free trial for new members, you'll be able to instantly watch unlimited TV episodes & movies as often as you want, anytime you want. You'll be hooked before you know it!
And this isn’t just your everyday Netflix, but the new Netflix 3.0, providing better navigation and movie selection options, along with a cooler interactive experience overall. You’ll not only find what you want faster. With Netflix's unique LoLoMo (Lists of Lists of Movies) recommendations, you may discover your next watch-till-you-drop favorite served up on a silver platter. And many titles are available in HD. You are so done with long lines and pricey theater tickets!
Now HD has a Whole New MeaningFour words – On-Demand HD Library. It doesn’t get any better. With over 3000 HD movies and TV titles to choose from you’ll never have to leave your couch again – except for the occasional popcorn refill. Stream hundreds of new releases the same day they come out on DVD. With the convenience of the VUDU app on the Boxee Box, you’ll be on Cloud 9 – and trust me you’re not going to want to come down. The best part? You only pay for what you watch, so kiss those late fees goodbye! With VUDU you have instant access to the largest HD collection available anywhere, yeah that’s big. The bestest part – movies in HDX™. That’s the creme de la creme of HD, the True Cinematic Experience – 1080p and Dolby Digital plus 5.1 surround sound. Watching movies at home just got more exciting. Lean back – see VUDU in all its amazingness on your HDTV with the click of a button.
Tailored to Your Couch.The Internet gives you the freedom to watch what you want, and the power to choose what you want to pay for. It's awesome. What's not awesome about the internet: no big screen, no HD, no home theater experience, no easy interface designed to sift through the mountains of TV shows, Movies, and content available online. And the real killer: no remote. If only there was a little box that brought the freedom of the Internet to your HDTV in stunning 1080p, Dolby Surround Sound, and had a slick interface to simplify everything and - wait for it, a remote to put it all at the tips of your fingers. Too bad nobody has thought of that yet. Oh wait, we did. Haha! Ahem - The Boxee Box, by D-Link,featuring our ingenious two-faced remote. Say goodbye to hunting and pecking for letters on screen, the Boxee Box remote comes with a full QWERTY keypad - as soon as you start typing Boxee Box's autosearch function starts finding.
|We think our two-sided, QWERTY enabled Boxee remote is pretty darn cool, but hey maybe you lose it, or maybe you just like the stuff you already got - No Biggie! Use your iPhone or Android-equipped phone as a remote with the Boxee Box, and get all the cool functions you’re accustomed to – Use your voice to search and use multiple phones as remotes. Boom!|
Unlimited Web-only videos and content. Your TV Can Haz Internets.
|Funny or Die, College Humor, MTV, Digg - if you can watch it on your computer's internet browser you can watch it on the Boxee Box, only better. Our web browser is similar to IE or Safari, but optimized to work with a QWERTY remote and your HDTV, seamlessly. University courses, panel discussions, TED Talks, Current TV, Stanford Online, FORA.tv, whatever - the Boxee Box delivers all your favorite web-videos and web-only content, no matter how obscure they may be, straight to your TV set. Leave the laptop out of bed at night, and leave the keyboard and mouse on your desk. Get lost in Internetland. It just got easier, and comfortablier.|
YouTube, on your tube.
|If you can watch it on your computer’s internet browser you|
Netflix, Pandora, MLB, NHL, Flickr, Facebook, Vimeo – with Boxee Box, your favorite Apps have been optimized to be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. We’re adding new apps everyday and already have hundreds to choose from. Sit back, put your feet up, with our remote – your favorite Apps are now at the tips of your fingers.
Give Your Wallet A Break
Think about it: your cable bill is probably about $80 or more per month. You get 500 channels - some are great, most have a ton of commercials, and you only watch a handful of them. The Boxee Box model is simple: Buy the Boxee Box once, and get instant access to all the entertainment the web has to offer, forever. No rules. No contracts. No monthly fees. If we can't find it for free, the Boxee Box connects you with premium options that can, instantly. Man, we should've started doing this years ago.
Hulu Plus Coming Soon
"We are working with Hulu to bring Hulu Plus to the Boxee Box. We are very excited about the opportunity to work together to provide a Hulu experience that is optimized for the TV and the Boxee Box. We think you will love it!".
Incredible Selection of Movies in Stunning HD.
|Get instant access to a huge library of streaming movies from across the Internet Interne With the Boxee Box, you get Hollywood hits, access to Indies and critically acclaimed films from like MUBI and Openfilm. And you get it all on your HDTV in stunning 1080p* and Dolby Surround Sound. Play, pause and rewind anytime with our remote - just like a DVD. The Boxee Box even arranges your movie collection with cover art, complete with descriptions and user ratings and lets you recommend the movies you love to your friends. Go ahead, invite them over and don't forget the popcorn - the Internet is on, and it's glorious.|
Incredible Less Mystery, more Machine. TV on your terms.
|Never be limited by what you can watch and when - the Boxee Box makes it easy to choose the TV shows you want to watch, and most importantly, the ones you want to pay for. And with over 40,000 TV episodes from your favorite networks instantly available - that's a lot to choose from. The Office, Family Guy, Entourage, True Blood - If we can't find it for free, the Boxee Box will connect you with premium options who can, instantly. Get tons of free stuff, and never pay for the stuff you don't want to watch. Easy.|
Say goodbye to files and folders. Say hello to Boxee.
|Not only does the Boxee Box give you access to thousands of TV shows and movies from all over the Internet, it takes your personal video, picture and music files from your hard drive and home network somewhere they've never been - your HDTV, and makes them easier to sort through than ever. MP3, MP4, .jpeg, .avi, .mkv - the Boxee Box works with virtually any filetype - if you can create it, the Boxee Box will play and organize it. Automatically download all relevant artwork and info and simplify all your digital stuff with big, colorful thumbnail photos in a TV-friendly interface you can access with a remote. You're friends will be impressed, or jealous. Probably jealous.|
Turn your TV into a jukebox you can share.
|Take your MP3s somewhere they’ve never been before, your HDTV; organized and simplified and ready to share with your friends, anywhere on the Boxee network. And with our Pandora App - you can create unlimited radio stations by genre, artist, or song you can also share from the comfort of your couch.|
Setup? No Biggie!
Setting up your Boxee Box is a cinch. Plug your Boxee Box into the wall, connect it to your TV's HDMI input and turn your Boxee Box on. Oh, please turn on your TV too, thanks. Make sure your TV is getting the signal from the correct HDMI input - if it is, you'll see Boxee smiling at you :). Grab the remote and follow the on-screen instructions - that's it! The Boxee Box will automatically configure your internet connection, tune itself to your home entertainment system, and get you up and running in a flash. Already a Boxee user? Schweeet!! The Boxee Box will automatically import your account. No Biggie!!
Try Boxee Now.
I've got to say - this little box has turned into the best streamer on the market. The initial firmware was not-so-hot, but Boxee has since made considerable improvements. If my Boxee Box broke tomorrow, would I buy another? You bet! It isn't perfect, but I haven't seen anything else come close yet.
Excellent file support, good access to web-based video, including free content.
This device is perfect for those who are looking to stream files locally. It has played everything I have thrown at it flawlessly, Including larger 1080p MKV files.
Boxee is the way to go!2/18/2012
I love my Boxee box! Best way to stream ANY KIND of video from my windows PC to my big screen! Well worth the cost!
good streaming player1/7/2012
If you're an intermediate-level computer user, you will grow to love the extensibility of the Boxee Box. This is not a product that makes you feel like you're being corralled into a corporate media ecosystem. On the other hand, if you're a novice computer user, with no local library of 'downloaded video content' you might be better served purchasing a player with a simpler interface (e.g., a few buttons on the 'home menu' that directly send you to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon VOD, etc). And finally note that you'll need a HDMI connector on your TV or display. A cheapo HDMI to VGA or HDMI to DVI converter WILL NOT WORK! Boxee needs HDMI to HDMI.
I bought this box after reviewing all the other ones for weeks. This one had way more options that I could remember. I bought it the week boxee came out. You can basically do anything with this box. So many shows and movies already on boxee where as you don't even need to pay for netflix or something related. If that's not enough, you can open up so many apps on it where they have endless options like youtube, pandora, vudu, netflix, and so many more and from different websites as well. If that's not enough you can download more apps from third parties and get stuff like justin.tv or Navi-X. Boxee also has a browser which allows you to navigate anywhere. If you are on your computer and find something interesting you can click watch later on your computer and then you can easily watch it on your boxee tv. If you like something you can also share things via facebook or boxee friends. Literally pays off within a few weeks!
I have the Seagate and Western Digital devices and found this one the best of the pack. Would have given it a 5 rating if it wouldn't lock up so much. Resetting it with the power button (physically on the unit) will resolve the issue until the next time. One feature they should add is a power off button on the remote. Also Netflix is still not avalible on the TV unit (is on the PC)BUMMER!