Boxee Box starts shipping, Hulu and Netflix support are a go

By on November 11, 2010, 3:23 PM
As expected, D-Link's Boxee Box started shipping in 33 countries last night. The Boxee Box aims to be your complete entertainment center connected to your HDTV: it streams both standard and high definition content from all the well-known Web services, including YouTube, VUDU, MUBI, OpenFilm, IndieMoviesOnline, and EZTakes. The company also just announced that there are also plans to add Hulu Plus (as soon as possible) and Netflix (by the end of 2010) support.

"Reinterpreting what TV should be," the Boxee Box streams movies, shows, music, and photos to your HDTV. It promises up to 1080p video playback as well as support for both 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. The device supports the following formats: MKV, SSA, PGS, AC3, VC1, TS, H264, FLV, ASS, AVI, OGG, ISO, M2TS, VOB, SRT, AAC, and FLAC. It also has HDMI, S/PDIF, RCA connectors, two USB ports, an SD card slot, gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

As you can see in the image above, iFixit has taken apart the Boxee Box to show you what's inside (an Intel CE4110 processor at 1.2GHz, 1GB of Nanya DDR3 SDRAM, and 1GB of Toshiba NAND memory). The company said the device has a "build quality that rivals Apple's, and is much more solid-looking than the [Logitech] Revue." The Boxee Box received a 7 out of 10 for repairability.


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