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

By Emil · 21 replies
Nov 11, 2010
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  1. 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 plan...

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  2. TwiztidSef

    TwiztidSef TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Awww yeah. Only like $200 and provides quite a bit of functionality. I plan on testing the Boxeee software out a little further before buying. Sounds like a good alternative to google and apple. Hopefully their apps take off.
  3. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Boxee software is based on XBMC which in my oppinion is the most powerful media centre software available today. I dont know how many of you have seen what an Xbox1 console can do with the XBMC software installed? It is just the best thing i have ever seen. I really hope the boxee box will be as good XBMC was on xbox 1.
  4. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    of course you wont be able to play crisis on it :p
  5. jankovicgood

    jankovicgood TS Rookie

    Seems that if you don't live in the US and some parts of Europe, the extra services are not supported.
  6. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    yeah us Africans always get shafted :(
  7. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 105   +14

    Definitely will upgrade my NMT with this one.....
  8. fadownjoo

    fadownjoo TS Rookie Posts: 49

    HOW MUCH?? no price released?
  9. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,272   +1,722

    although the 200$ price is nice, where i live it isn't available and only has support for some of those services so it's not something i'll buy soon (import).
  10. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    After more than a year dlink is back with its commitment of a media streamer. But i guess its too late to buy their device when we can expect twice better device coming in FY11
  11. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Interesting anyone know of any reviews for this against the LG google box or whoever had another one these thing look like they will get more popular but kinda expensive ..............might not fit into my budget an all...
  12. starfreezer

    starfreezer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    With the right build quality (read: reliability) and positive mention, this could be a solid contender on market. The negative thing: It might deter people with its somewhat strange look. I mean, the Mac Mini looks really cool and might fit in better in most homes.
  13. bam13

    bam13 TS Rookie Posts: 42

    ...and the price is? Anyway, will it be sold in Europe too?
  14. Nice, yet another device that makes Apple looks like a piece of garbage. I looks good enough to be competition for Google too. This should be interesting...

  15. surbey

    surbey TS Rookie

    I have been waiting for this device since the moment I heard about it. And the XBMC OS is amazing. A friend has been using it and I'm planning on putting in on a computer when I get the time. Thanks for the article Techspot.
  16. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I'm pretty pumped! Plus since Boxee uses a generic Mozilla browser running on an x86 Intel platform, they shouldn't get blocked like Google TV does (flash identify string should be the same as Flash running in any other Linux OS). But we'll see...
  17. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

  18. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +12

    I definitely want to pick one of these up. There may be limited availability now, when it comes to live shows and certain services, but as it gains in interest, other services will jump on board
  19. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    Better alternative than costly Google TV. But i will wait till some uers review.
  20. Boxee is the sh1t! I use the software installed on an old pc and it rocks.

  21. bensil

    bensil TS Rookie

    The box is neat and the controller works very well. The software has already updated itself after only one day, and did so without incident. Navigation is smooth, but instructions are sparse. Video playback in TV shows and movies has been terrible. Sound is heard, but often no, or very choppy, picture with no sound sync whatsoever. The Apps seem to play better. (Of course, the porn offerings are perfectly rendered. WTF!) Pretty much the same as running Boxee on a PC, just without the PC.
  22. wow that's great to know about it, this is the right product for 21st century.. thanks

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