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The Boxee Box by D-Link HD Streaming Media Player
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- Watch your favorite movies and TV shows with Netflix and Vudu instantly on your HDTV
- Play videos, songs, or pictures from your computer or home network
- Plays any non-DRM video, music, and photos and media from anywhere on the Internet
- For the best Boxee Box experience, use a wired, high-speed internet connection
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
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|Item Dimensions||4.5 x 4.5 x 4.6 in||1.18 x 3.38 x 0.5 in||1.6 x 0.8 x 5.5 in||4.5 x 4.5 x 0.7 in||3.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 in||4.9 x 3.9 x 1.2 in|
|Item Weight||2.5 lbs||1.13 ounces||—||0.59 lb||1.28 ounces||6.72 ounces|
|Internet Applications||Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster, Pandora, Vudu||youtube, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, hulu, sling_tv, netflix, fox||google_play, hulu, vudu, netflix||youtube, hbo_go, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, pandora, netflix, fox||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu||Netflix|
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We get it – you want to the freedom to watch whatever you want on your TV: Movies, TV Shows, Sports, but also any other video that is available online. You want to do it without having to connect a computer to your TV or use a keyboard and mouse. We’re all over it. The Boxee Box by D-Link: watch, organize, share – you are now in full command of your TV for the first time. No rules, no contracts.
From the Manufacturer
We 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.
Not only is Boxee 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, two USB ports, an optical digital audio connector, HDMI output, and an 802.11n Wi-Fi-equipped Ethernet port, there isn't much Boxee Box can't plug into.
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 and 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 Meaning
Four 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 us 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. And sign-up now and enjoy a rental of up to $5.99, on us!
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.
Use Your iPhone or Android Device as a Remote
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-powered device 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!
via the Boxee Box.
Send to Boxee Box
Watching video on your iPad and want it on the big screen? Send videos straight to your TV via a Boxee Box so everyone in your living room can enjoy. Now you can go back to playing Angry Birds on the iPad while you watch.
Setup? No Biggie!
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, and 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!!
Say goodbye to hunting and pecking for letters on screen, the Boxee Box Remote features an easy to-use navigation button on the front and a full QWERTY keyboard for text input on the back. Quickly and easily input URLs and account information. With its Smart Auto search function, as soon as you start typing, Boxee Box starts finding.
See What Your Friends Are Watching
One of the greatest things about the Boxee Box is that if you can't find something to watch, you've got your friends to turn to. Stop watching the same stuff over and over. With the Boxee Box, your friends can see what you've been watching and give fresh recommendations from Facebook, Twitter, and the Boxee network.
And it goes both ways. If its on Boxee and you like it, you can recommend it to anyone -- TV shows, amateur youtube videos, movies, and more. With the Boxee Box, you're pretty much free to be that guy: recommend anything you've ever watched to everyone.
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, and much more.
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.
YouTube on Your Tube
If you can watch it on your computer's web browser you can watch it on the Boxee Box, only better. Our 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.
Get Into the Game
Why sit on the sidelines when the Boxee Box offers apps to ring the bell of even the most diehard sports fan? Start by taking a courtside seat with NBA.com. Follow your favorite teams. Watch video highlights and get live game updates. Or check out player stats, and sift through league standings. Big on baseball? If so, MLB.TV is a guaranteed homer. Now you can keep up with every club, and be the hero of the block by hosting all the out-of-market games, live and on demand. As for those who need a good slap shot to send them off, NHL GameCenter LIVE is all that and a bag of peanuts. Watch up to 40 live out-of-market games every week. Plus, get unlimited access to the NHL Vault, featuring condensed and full-length replays of over 100 classic NHL games. If you've been in the bull pen too long, let the Boxee Box put you right in the middle of the action.
Hundreds of Your Favorite Apps, Optimized for Your HDTV
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 and put your feet up, because 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.
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. The Boxee Box works with virtually any file type (MP3, MP4, .jpeg, .avi, .mkv) and makes it easier to sort through than ever. 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
Your MP3 files are 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.
The Box Connected
Leave the computer and mouse on your desk. The Boxee Box instantly streams thousands of TV shows and movies from the Internet in glorious Full HD 1080p and Dolby Surround Sound. It's just another in a long line of innovative home networking solutions from D-Link.
Top customer reviews
This thing takes a long time to boot up. Requires to you to sign up for an account so Boxee can spam your inbox. Setting it up for local media play requires some engineering knowledge. Looses credentials left and right. The apps work when they feel like working. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
It CANNOT play wmv files. Spare yourself some frustration, just don't even try it. If you ty to fast forward a wmv file, the Boxee would lock up for about 2 minutes before it can resume choppy playing. And this is on a gigabit ethernet network. This also happens with some MKV and AVI files. I believe they have the poorest software implementation on the market. How good is a media player that cannot play media files?
There is zero support. Boxee's own online forums are filled with angry users, and there is nobody from the company to take care of them. It's just abandoned, discontinued, filled with bugs. And somehow STILL being sold.
I purchased the MICCA media player and I've never been happier.
The unit is supposed to be plug and play, but it is rather more complicated than that, mostly if you want to stream from your computer. That's a nightmare. I also wanted to hook up Boxee's Live TV, but upon hooking it up, it reconfigured the resolution setting on the unit so that I couldn't even read the menu as to how to reset the the resolution settings! I unplugged the devise to reset it, having no other alternative, tried preemptive measures, to no avail, and after 2 or 3 times of this, the device became totally unresponsive. Dead.
So, now, I have spend the time and effort, and, yes, money, to send all this crap back.
All I was trying to do was save money by cutting my cable and trying to access "our free airwaves" and the other free content on the internet. I backed the wrong horse. Don't make my mistake.
This device has been riddled with bugs since I purchased it a year ago. The Netflix app is glitchy and will randomly increase the audio volume periodically so you have to pause and restart playback to restore regular volume. This device does not shut down properly and it is a two minute affair if you want to turn off the box. This company is already abandoning support of this device after less than two years since it's conception. They promised frequent updates and added media sources, but it has taken half a year for another buggy update. I would strongly advise against purchasing this buggy player and supporting a company that does not support its devices at the expense of their customers.
still going strong. again i only use it for viewing locally stored movies and shows and it works like charm! i dont use any online features. so i cant comment on those.
i've had my boxee for a week now. set up was a kind of pain for me and dlink tech support is completely worthless. the boxee forums is what helped me solve my set up problems. with that being said, once it got set up and found my network and files, it scanned all my local media.
online content: i dont really care about this. people complain that the boxee is weak for this, but thats not why i got it. so i cant comment on this.
streaming local media: i have over 200 movies saved in .mkv format and 16 tv series saved in .avi on an external hard drive attached to my computer. there is no product out there, better than boxee for categorizing, displaying and streaming this stuff to my tv. the UI looks great with all the cover art. its fantastic and this is the reason i bought a boxee. for this alone, i give it 5 stars. if you have a lot of locally stored media you want to stream to your tv, this is the product for you.