The guys behind the Dlink Boxee Box introduced in this article have been quietly revolutionizing Internet TV with their world-class software that instantly gives you access to 40,000 movies and tv-shows have been secretly preparing their own hardware solution to give the avid consumer the chance to enjoy Internet TV in their own lounge.
Short learning curve
With the DLink Boxee Box now available, it’s possible to enjoy this great service without having to build your own HTPC or endure watching on your computer.
With the Box, you simply plug it in, set it up and enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows which are actually, FREE!
This rather strangely shaped cube does exactly what it says. With composite and HDMI outputs, it’s a capable machine that’s only blighted by the fact that it doesn’t have any external storage or the ability to save media, it does however play just about anything you can throw at its two USB2.0 ports.
Stunning remote control justifies the higher price
Priced at $199, the hardware is priced higher above the competition, but it does come with a stunningly useful remote control that is the most innovative we’ve seen in a while.
Built around the popular media center software
Overall, while the product is expensive – you are getting a great piece of software that’ll organize your whole movie / music collection and unify it with a great interface that makes your HTPC dreams finally manifest in reality.
The software that powers the Dlink Boxee Box is at the heart of why this little cube will be so popular. The media center software, which is a derivative of XBMC, runs on any Windows / Mac / Linux PC is free and available to anyone.
The main differences between this its XBMC grandfather are the stunningly easy-to-use interface, HTML5, TV-Ready browser and finally, the ability to share what you’re watching with friends / family and pretty much anyone via Twitter and other social networks.
Media center, simplified
Overall however, is the Boxee Box by D-Link worth $200 bucks? Compared to the Roku, it’s twice as expensive, and even larger, but what makes it value for money is the way that it focuses on free content, and also that it really is the easiest to use.
Combined with the way that it transforms your media libraries into an easy to use TV-friendly archive, it delivers an unforgettable experience that once again makes watching Internet content / anything you’ve downloaded from your TV easier than ever.
If you are not sure whether this Dlink Boxee Box is the right one for you, check out our comparison of Boxee Box vs HTPC.