|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.7 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches|
|Item model number||DSM-22|
- Featuring a sleek, two-sided design and a full QWERTY keypad, the Boxee Remote works seamlessly with the award-winning Boxee software--the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV.
- Featuring a sleek, two-sided design and a full QWERTY keypad.
- Boxee remote works seamlessly with our award-winning Boxee software
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The ingenious Boxee Remote by D-Link brings the freedom of the Internet to your HDTV in stunning 1080p with a sleek interface to simplify everything
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The Best Remote for Your Boxee Software on a PC or Mac
The ingenious Boxee Remote by D-Link brings the freedom of the Internet to your HDTV in stunning 1080p with a sleek interface to simplify everything. Featuring a sleek, two-sided design and a full QWERTY keypad, the Boxee Remote works seamlessly with the award-winning Boxee software--the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV.
And the best part--the software is absolutely free. Go ahead, download it and try it out before you buy--it only takes a minute to register, and you can use it as long as you want on your PC without the remote.
- Full QWERTY Keyboard: Say goodbye to hunting and pecking for letters on screen, the Boxee Remote comes with a full QWERTY keypad--as soon as you start typing Boxee's autosearch function starts finding.
- For PC and Mac: Easy-to-use navigation pad and full keyboard make it the best Boxee controller for your computer.
- No Line of Sight Necessary: Unlike infrared TV remotes, the Boxee Remote uses RF signals, so there's no need to even point it at the TV--it can even go through walls, like Superman. Or the Incredible Hulk.
- Low-Profile Receiver: Nano-sized USB adapter hides from view once plugged into your computer's USB port--ultra compact and stays out of your way.
What is Boxee?
Boxee is the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV. Basically, install our free software on your computer, or a specialized media center computer--like a Mac Mini or Acer Revo, and connect it to your TV with an HDMI or DVI cord (depending on the computer you use).
Never be limited by what you can watch and when. Boxee gives you access to 40,000 TV shows ready to watch, instantly. It's tons of free movies from OpenFilm, Hollywood blockbusters, and critically acclaimed films from MUBI. It's web-only videos from Funny or Die or College Humor. It's your MP3s, your videos, your Flickr, Picasa, Pandora, LastFM, and Facebook feeds somewhere they've never been before--your HDTV: organized, simplified and with the Boxee Remote, enjoyed from the comfort of your couch in 1080p.
Take the Boxee experience somewhere it's never been, your couch.
The Boxee Remote Control is a two-sided remote control paired with a low profile nano-sized USB adapter for your computer. Designed to be used with the award-winning Boxee software application, the remote features an easy to-use navigation button on the front and a QWERTY keyboard for text input on the back. Using the Boxee Remote Control, you can quickly and easily input URLs and account information. Like the Boxee software itself, the Boxee Remote Control is compatible with Windows and Mac.
The Boxee Remote's simple controls (see larger image)...
...reverses to a full QWERTY keyboard for searching your media (see larger image).
Try Boxee Now
Download the Boxee software for free on your PC or Mac, and try it out before you buy. It only takes a minute to register and the download is absolutely free. Already a Boxee user? Awesome! All you have to do is buy the ingenious Boxee Remote and you've got everything you love about the Boxee experience right at your fingertips.
Give Your Wallet a Break
Buy the Boxee Remote once, download the free Boxee software for your computer, and get all the entertainment the web has to offer, right at your fingertips.
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1 Logitech Dinovo mini
1 Harmony 1100
3 media center remote with various receivers
2 odd ball ones that are keyboard/mouse hybrids
My home is setup with a htpc running xbmc in each area(5) which are all linked to a NAS for all the movie stuff. I play with
any tech that comes out in the area of it also like Boxee box,ipad,squeezebox duet,sony dash,android os remote software, or AppleTV2. Through this experience
I found out IR receivers suck and wireless network ones are expensive or cumbersome if you try to use an android or ipod touch. The logitech DiNovo is nice
but also 120$ the the directional pad was spotty. The harmony 1100 was horrible to program and the interface is laggy due to the ir extender relay(50$ more)
and wouldn't really do the job without programs like ir server. Let alone it is very expensive unless you find a deal like I did for 175$. The regular media
center remotes are 25$-40$ but suffer via the ir options requiring an extender or line of sight. Appletv2 suffers from the same thing but with a jailbreak can
run a media center and bluetooth. The boxee box was not ready for prime time with its slow processing and buggy netflix work I returned it but fell in love with
the simplistic remote. The oddball remotes were fine but you had to power them off or they would just run through batteries and the keys were too small unlike the
directional pad on the dinovo. So once I returned the boxee box I ordered two of these suckers and am planning to replace all the others except maybe the DiNovo.
The low latency of the remote combined with the low latency of the Boxee interface makes for a great experience. Buttons on both sides of the remote have a great tactile feel.
The one caveat I mentioned in the title refers to the issue I had with a bug in the Xorg X11 server (on my Ubuntu 10.10 box). This is not strictly D-Link/Boxee's fault, but I would have expected that team to actively work with the open source community to make sure these bugs did not exist. -1 star for that. The fix is not complicated, but it was a speed bump in what would otherwise have been a true plug-and-play out-of-the-box solution. The fix for those who are having the same issue: add a PPA with the patched xorg-server :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ken-vandine/boxee
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
First off; after opening the box, this remote feels cheaper than the one that came with my The Boxee Box by D-Link HD Streaming Media Player, maybe it's a different generation?
Pairing was easy with my XBMC HTPC (windows 7 based, XBMC v10.x), didn't have to do a thing, it simply worked.
However ... this remote is far from convenient when compared to a $14 remote (Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition I picked up at Amazon.
- no standby button
- no "back" button
For this kind of money I cannot recommend this remote for use with a XBMC setup.
My only complaint is that the Play/Pause button does... nothing. At least not for me. I even go to edit the keybindings in MythTV and it apparently doesn't register as a keypress. There also doesn't appear to be a way to remap the remote itself. So I currently have to use the P button on the reverse side of the remote to pause and unpause playback.
So if you've been looking hard for a wireless keyboard designed to be a remote for a media center, this is a 90% solution. Its fully functional, but you have to use a work-around for one important button. (YMMV)