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D-Link Boxee Box Digital Media Player

by D-Link
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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  • Enjoy thousands of shows available for free from your favorite networks, ready to watch at any time
  • Check-out free movies from the web & watch new releases in stunning HD from premium movie services
  • 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
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight998 g
Product Dimensions11.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm
Item model numberDSM-380
SeriesDSM-380 Boxee BOX
Processor BrandARM
Processor Speed1200 MHz
Processor Count1
RAM Size1024 MB
Graphics Chipset BrandARM
Graphics Card DescriptionMALI-400 MP
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 24,563 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.6 Kg
Date First Available15 Sep 2010

Product Description

Product Description

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Power in a small package - the compact Boxee Box will unlock the full potential of your HDTV. Click here to see a larger image.

Watch What You Want

We get it – you want to have the freedom to watch whatever you want on your TV: Movies, TV Shows, 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. That's why we've designed the Boxee Box by D-Link: watch, organise, share – you are now in full command of your TV for the first time. No rules, no contracts.

The Boxee Box by D-Link brings all the stuff you normally watch on a computer to your TV; movies and TV programmes streamed from the Internet, 400 different apps that let you access content from most popular websites, and a full web browser just in case we missed anything. The Boxee Box will also help you rediscover your own media collection by automatically identifying all the files on a hard drive or home network and then building a stunning visual media library for you. And just so you don’t end up watching the same stuff over and over, the Boxee Box pulls recommendations from your friends on Facebook and Twitter to help you discover new favourites. All this plus a unique QWERTY remote so you can search, login, and browse with ease.

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With Boxee's graphical interface, it's as easy to browse your own movies, music and photos as it is to browse the Internet. Click here to see a larger image.
Watch What You Want, When You Want It
  • Catch-up TV - hundreds of shows available for free from your favourite channels, ready to watch any time
  • Huge Movie Library - Enjoy free movies from the web
  • Play Your Stuff Too - Access videos, songs, or photos from your computer or home network
  • See What Your Friends are Watching - Follow what your Facebook and Twitter friends are watching, and share your favourites too
  • Give Your Wallet a Break - Get tons of free entertainment from the Internet with no monthly fee
  • High Resolution - Experience the thrill of 1080p, more than twice the resolution of 720p

Unlimited Content

If you can watch it on your computer’s Internet browser, you can watch it on your flat screen TV with the Boxee Box. The Boxee Browser is similar to IE or Firefox, but optimised to create an intuitive Internet experience with our QWERTY remote on your HDTV, seamlessly. The Boxee Box delivers all your favourite web-videos and web-only content, no matter how obscure they may be, straight to your TV set.

Say Goodbye to Files and Folders. Say Hello to Boxee

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See great features of the Boxee Box in more detail. Click here to see a larger image.

Not only does the Boxee Box give you access to TV shows and movies from all over the Internet, it takes your personal video, picture and music files from a hard drive or home network to your HDTV. Whether it’s MP3, MP4, .jpeg, .avi, .mkv – the Boxee Box works with virtually any file type – if you can create it, the Boxee Box will play it. Tell Boxee where your media is stored, and it will automatically identify and download all relevant artwork and info to simplify your digital collection. Start navigating your personal library with big, colourful thumbnail photos that you can access with a remote. Your friends will be impressed, maybe even a bit jealous.

Just connect an external hard drive or flash storage drive via USB, or share media files from your computer over your home network. With Boxee it's easy to move your HD media from your monitor to your living room and enjoy watching your movies in Full HD 1080p resolution.

Watch Video in Stunning HD, The Way It Was Meant To Be

The Boxee Box supports full HD 1080p with 5.1 surround sound so you can experience any video from the web or your home network exactly the way it was meant to be, all from the comfort of your sofa. No PC required.

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Instant control from the couch - check out the full QWERTY remote for easy Internet browsing. Click here to see a larger image.

The Boxee Box - Part of the Smart TV Revolution

The Boxee Box uses Intel’s advanced Atom Processor, which allows it to playback nearly any HD video file format with crystal clarity. We’ve worked closely with Intel on their Smart TV program to ensure the Boxee Box meets all their criteria for the TV experience of the future – limitless Internet video, easy search, social features and so much more.

Tailored to Your Sofa

The Internet gives you the freedom to watch what you want… but there’s no big screen, no easy interface to sift through the mountains of TV shows, movies and content available online from your sofa, and the real killer, no remote! Only the Boxee Box brings the Internet to your HDTV in stunning 1080p, with Dolby Surround Sound, via an award-winning interface that simplifies everything. As if that wasn’t enough, it comes with a full QWERTY remote to put it all at your fingertips. You start typing, the 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 can easily turn to your friends. Get recommendations from your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Boxee delivered straight to your TV. See something you love? Recommend it to your friends on those networks and include a link so they can immediately check it out too.

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See how the Boxee Box could easily fit into your home network. Click here to see the full version.

Setup? Not an Issue

Setting up your Boxee Box is a breeze. Wireless N support and an easy-to-connect HDMI interface help to eliminate the typical jumble of unsightly cables. Simply connect the power, connect your TV and hit the power button. The Boxee Box will walk you through the rest – from creating an account to setting up your network to getting the most out of your HDTV. We’ve made it dead simple so you can get started in under 10 minutes.

Try Boxee Now

Download Boxee software for free at www.boxee.tv, and try it out before you buy. It only takes a minute to register and the download is absolutely free. Already a Boxee user? When you’re ready to shift the Boxee experience from your PC to your HDTV, the Boxee Box by D-Link will automatically import your account – making your favourite TV shows, movies apps, and shortcuts instantly available.

Product Description

Technical Specifications: DLNA function: Client Playback formats: Video-Formate: FLV, F4V, M4V, TS, AVI, MKB, MOV, M2TS, MP4, TS, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG3, MPEG4, DivX, ASF, WMV Bild-Formate: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF , Audio-Formate: MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AIF/AIFF, AC3/AAC, OGG, FLAC, Dolby Digital/Dolby True HD (downmix)


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Customer Reviews

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
By rogomon
We bought the Boxee six months ago and loved every bit of it: exploring the apps, the ease of streaming from your laptop/Mac etc.. There were occasional Wifi connect issues but were easily solved with a reboot.

Then came the Boxee forced updates. These are updates pushed down to the Boxee in which you have no choice but accepting. One of the biggest and greatest features we loved was the integration of opensubtitles.org. It auto-downloaded subtitles for whatever film you were watching. (We have a family member who has a slight hearing issue) It was extremely useful, exceptionally easy to use and almost always the retrieved the best subtitles. But what we didn't expect is that the forced update removed opensubtitlles.org integration with no notice or replacement. The functionality just isn't there anymore.

So I visit boxee.tv and what do I find?...many other disgruntled users. Not only about opensubtitles.org but other issues that were from before I owned my Boxee.

So my experience with Boxee was diminished but not destroyed. We continued to use it until about a month ago when the Boxee just began to switch off the video output without warning and no apparent reason. The only way to fix it that we found was to unplug the HDMI connection and reconnect it after a few seconds. Its a fun thing to do in the middle of a movie. Let me correct that: every movie. Now sometimes on Boxee startup we just have a "no signal" sign on our TV and other times it happens in the middle of watching...whatever. Where did this come from? No clue. The TV is new, and so is the HDMI cable.

I search the Boxee forums, low and behold, I find threads titled "Black screen of death"....others having the same issue.

And as for company response...
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141 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last media centre you are going to buy 26 Nov 2010
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I've had a media centre in the lounge for 8+ years, started with Windows XP Media Centre Edition and tried nearly all the others and finally started using Boxee software. I have been waiting for the Boxee box as my media centre was noisy, not very power efficient, expensive, drivers problems,...etc.

Initially when I heard the price, I thought D-Link are joking and actually decided to buy Western Digital Live HD box but decided to return it after few days as it was extremely limited compared to Boxee. Last week I decided not to waste more time and buy the Boxee box, what a great decision that was.

1. It plays back every format under the sun.
2. The remote control is genius, and contrary to what one of the reviewers said it DOES have numbers.
3. The online content is fantastic, and contains live data from BBC iPlayer, Youtube, channel 4 & 5, Engadget, TED and loads more.
4. Open architecture allows additional plugins to be developed so it's future proof (the box already comes with 130 plugins already installed!).
5. Automatically retrieves information about your movies from the internet and puts a nice picture icon of your movies. It also does the same with the music (gets band pictures and info from the internet).
6. It supports Arabic subtitles. I know this doesn't matter to a lot of people but tha fact that it supports Arabic means it will also support all other right-to-left languages like Hebrew,...etc. The box can actually download subtitles from the internet while the movie is playing.
7. Supports MKV with subtitles, chapters and all the other great features.
8. Supports Blu Ray ISO. I haven't tested many features as I don't have many Blu-Ray ISOs but everything worked in the ones I tested.

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107 of 116 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid If You Are In The UK 9 Feb 2012
By AndyH
I've now had the Boxee box for 6 months. Rightly or wrongly I bought it on it's potential to play UK channels and new movie releases accessible to the UK. 6 months on and I'm still limited to just BBC iPlayer. Boxee did announce that BlinkBox (a UK provider of movies) would be available in the UK but that deadline's well passed and silence from Boxee. The other primary UK channels (e.g. ITV, Channel4) are not available and as I've watched Boxee report on it's progress and updates over the months, it's become clear that they are only interested in their US market.

But that's not the worst of it... Boxee allows you to use its browser to surf the web on your TV. However, its browser doesn't support the version of flash needed to play video from sites such as BlinkBox, ITVPlayer, TVCathcup etc etc. So, I can't use it's purpose-built apps to watch UK channels (except iPlayer) and I can't use it to access the web and watch video through it's browser.

In short, if I'd known then what I know now, I would have purchased a simple/small PC tower and a cheap wireless mouse/keyboard. I would then be able to stream anything I wanted on my TV.

Please take note if you are in the UK - you might spend more time dusting it than using it.
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76 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic piece of kit. 18 Nov 2010
First off just wanted to say, my Boxee Box has just been delivered this morning. And I'm absolutely over the moon with it. For a long time I've been using Apple TV (cracked version) to stream movies stored on my NAS box at home, however it wouldnt cope very well with HD files and anything really over 4GB in size.

The Boxee Box absolutely nails these to perfection. Initially I was a little skeptical, and sure, it's a fairly high price but in my honest opinion it's worth every penny and I'm very happy with it.

For info, I've thrown every media type I can find on my NAS box at this piece of kit and it's played them all without any kicups at all. MKV, M2KV, ISO, AVI, MPEG etc etc etc - the list goes on and on, all played without any stuttering etc. It even plays full HD movies i.e 9GB movie files, which my Apple TV just simply couldnt handle. BTW this Boxee Box is FULL 1080 HD, Apple TV was only 720p - So again Boxee Box wins there.

The REAL big test was I had a HD Bluray movie stored on my NAS (30GB movie file!!!!!) which my Apple TV could only dream of managing to play, I wasnt sure even a file of this size Boxee could cope, but again, playback was absolutely flawless.

10/10 and HIGHLY recommended.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars plays almost anything you can throw at it. Interface ...
plays almost anything you can throw at it. Interface is a bit slow but no slower than most blu-ray players appear to be.
Published 4 days ago by Elliot Hemes
1.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, poor follow through
This item was a bleeding edge but both the hardware and the company quickly lot its edge. With content diminishing and support being next to nothing as the company tried to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. S. Sheth
1.0 out of 5 stars A huge disappointment
I've had this Boxee for a long time now and it is gathering dust unused. Doesn't recognise all film formats, library takes an age to update and is consistently wrong. Read more
Published 4 months ago by P. Ackers
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Live the King
This is an old product, but it has an Intel Cpu inside and 1 gb of Ram. If you use boxee + hacks right now it can handle xbmc pretty well. Read more
Published 5 months ago by A.Milios
2.0 out of 5 stars So disappointing
I bought this for my husband for Christmas 2013. When we bought it, it was excellent and we were able to use it to its full potential. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kate
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool!
Only problem is it doesn't support UK netflix, so you you need a us vpn account. Otherwise it's been great!
Published 6 months ago by Martin Enger
1.0 out of 5 stars Defunked
Dont bother with this... Boxee sold out to Samsung and now no more updates so officialy Boxee isno more and sites like this are still selling it at full price. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Andy
1.0 out of 5 stars I received a defective product
The socket of the lan cabel is defective, so wire does not connect well to the device.
In addition it does not give me download apps of SlingPlayer and the Boxee Browser
Published 7 months ago by Yaacov Moreshet
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
I have had quite a few Media players including Apple TV and this one blows them all out of the water. Its very quirky looking with its odd shaped cube effect. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Scottjames1uk
1.0 out of 5 stars Astoundingly poor customer support
I am not a habitual complainer and I am a very patient person.
My boxee box does not work, immediately after delivery. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Andrew Mills
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