Well, now it is confirmed that the D-Link Boxee Box will begin shipping on November 10th. It will come pre-loaded with Boxee 1.0 to get you started. If you placed a pre-order with Amazon, you could receive your Box as early as November 11th.
The rest of the Boxes should start arriving in stores on November 17th. Just goes to show you that sometimes it pays to place an Amazon pre-order instead.