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Boxee Box by D-Link

Boxee Box by D-Link
alaScore 92

1259 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Boxee Box by D-Link

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 200 user reviews of Boxee Box by D-Link from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theatre Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: D-Link Boxee Box Digital Media Player

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Amazon.com review summary for Boxee Box by D-Link

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 898 user reviews of Boxee Box by D-Link from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: D-Link Boxee Box HD Media Player with HDMI, USB and 802.11n Wireless-Enabled Ethernet Port - Refurbished (DSM-380/RE)

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D-Link Boxee Box Review

 

People who enjoy building their own computing hardware will be familiar with the Boxee name. But if you don't fall into that camp, you're probably wondering what the heck this weird-looking, not-exactly-a-cube thingy is all about. The answer comes in...

and Sony's Internet TV. The box links to your network using either its 100Mb/s Ethernet port or its 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter, and it can host USB storage devices and SD/MMC memory cards. It connects to your TV or A/V receiver by way of its HDMI port to...

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Boxee Box Review

 

The Boxee has been built with a simple goal in mind. Its creators say that “a lot of your favorite [...]

The Boxee box is remarkable in many ways: from its design to its overall performance, it is a device that holds a lot of potential. It has a nicely designed user interface, it can be extended by apps/channels and it plays a ton of popular file formats....

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Boxee Box Review

 

Boxee is no more unique to the Boxee Box than Windows is to your Dell laptop. It's just software, and Boxee has actually been distributing it for free on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X since 2008. A cult following ensued and D-Link picked it up for the...

Near-perfect remote ; Unique design ; Sleek, intuitive interface ; SD card reader and dual USB ports ; Wide variety of online content ; Plays almost any file

Design doesn’t fit standard home theater aesthetic ; Mousing often required for Web content ; Frequent crashes, glitches ; No video outputs for older TVs ; Still missing Amazon VOD, Hulu Plus

D-Link’s Boxee Box stands as one of the most ambitious set-top boxes out there, but its glossy front end hides mechanisms still seemingly stuck together with chewing gum and duct tape.

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Boxee Box by D-Link: Media Streaming With Style

 

Editors' Note: Review updated on March 28, 2011, to reflect new services and content.

Stylish set-top box with lots of free and paid Web and local network content ; Simple, handsome user interface ; 1080p support ; Cool two-sided remote with QWERTY keyboard

Lack of mouse makes conventional browsing awkward ; Hollywood blocks most major network content ; 1080p video streaming froze at times and requires lot of bandwidth ; Documentation could be better

The stylish Boxee Box by D-Link does a great job of making video from diverse sources accessible, and will be even greater when bugs are fixed and new content deals signed.

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D-Link Boxee Box

 

Attractive user interface; two-sided RF remote includes a QWERTY keyboard; quirky cubelike design; built-in browser that can play Flash video; apps currently include Pandora and MLB.TV; extensive codec support for local content.

Basic apps like Netflix, Vudu, and Hulu Plus are promised soon, but not available yet; content holders like Hulu are blocking Boxee's browser; double-sided remote has an assortment of usability issues; Boxee's online TV show data is frequently outdated...

The Boxee Box by D-Link has some innovative design choices and a promising user interface, but mainstream content is mostly missing in action until future firmware updates are available.

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Boxee Box

 

A well-designed interface and good selection of free TV shows and apps make this media streamer a strong contender, but it needs more premium content.

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Boxee Box review

 

It's a little strange that the Boxee Box by D-Link feels like a late entrant in this year's crowded smart TV market -- the core Boxee software has been

Excellent codec support ; Great remote ; Solid Flash video playback

Not enough content at launch ; Glitchy ; Remote lacks trackpad

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Boxee Box by D-Link

 

Robust file support. Well-designed user interface. Quality search tool scans attached hard drives, Internet for content you seek. Streams content wirelessly from PCs on same network. Solid digital connectivity, along with analog outputs for audio

Many key features—Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu—aren't fully available at launch. Remote is awkwardly designed. Set-up requires multiple firmware updates, installations, reboots

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DLink Boxee Box

 

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Boxee Box by D-Link

 

Most likely, Boxee Box by D-Link will fulfill all your streaming media and home-ripped movie-watching needs. It's cool like that.

Though set-top boxes that allow you to stream web based media onto your high definition television have been around for a while now, no device seems to have a better grip on the multiplicity of multimedia better than D-Link's Boxee Box.

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