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Netflix on the Boxee Box

Posted in Netflix by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2011

Hope you got some Chocolate and roses this Valentine’s day. Here’s one more gift. The Boxee Box has Netflix streaming. CEO Avner Ronen says that this has been the most common request by users. Once the latest software update is downloaded, owners can enjoy everything that the latest Netflix interface has to offer, if you are in the US or Canada.

This update also delivers support for Dolby Digital TrueHD bitstreaming, high resolution SRT subtitles and updated support for IR remotes. Now go watch some Netflix.

Boxee Box ships November 10th

Posted in Set Top Boxes by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2010

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.

Pre-Order the Boxee Box today, now with Intel CE4100

Posted in Set Top Boxes by Conner Flynn on September 13th, 2010

If you have been waiting for the Boxee Box, your wait is almost over. Pre-orders start today. In other news, it no longer has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 under the hood. Boxee has switched to the Intel Atom CE4100. The company had said that it expected the Box to hit the streets at under $200, but now it is $229.

Intel’s CE4100 processor is the same one found inside Logitech’s Google TV box. So now your Boxee will be able to handle full 1080p playback at 60fps. The Boxee Box should ship in November in Canada, Australia, European Union and the U.S.

Boxee Box Release Delayed Until November

Posted in D-Link by Darrin Olson on June 13th, 2010

Boxee Box release delayedWe hadn’t heard anything from D-Link and their Boxee Box in a while and they were coming towards the end of the expected Q2 release when they made a blog post announcing the delay of release. Apparently the Q2 time frame “proved overly ambitious” according to the post and a new release date for the US and Canada has been set to ship sometime in November.

The Boxee Box boasts the ability to bring many different types of streaming media to your HDTV from multiple online sources or connected directly through local media storage devices. Pandora, last.fm, shoutcast, We are Hunted, flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Flash 10.1 and most recently My Damn Channel are some of the media tied into the box.

Boxee Box gets official, under $200

Posted in D-Link by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2010

Despite being announced already, the Boxee Box just got more officially official, showing off at CES. Now it also has a more complete spec list. It will cost under $200, with support a wide variety of formats, including DivX, VC-1, WMV, H.264 MKV, and Flash 10.1.

Service support is just as broad, with Pandora, Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and Flickr. Plus there’s Boxee’s app platform, plugins, and games. No word on just what is powering this device, but NVIDA is a good guess.

D-Link Boxee Box

Posted in Set Top Boxes by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2009

D-Link Boxee BoxD-Link and Boxee are showing off the Boxee Box which streams online and stored digital media to your HDTV. The device lets users share playlists on various social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. The Boxee Box also helps you get easy access to university courses, panel discussions, academic lectures, presentations and web-only videos.

Boxee users can also access music from sites like Pandora, last.fm, shoutcast, and We are Hunted and photos from sites like flickr, Picasa and the Facebook. Some other features include HDMI, Optical Digital Audio (S/PDIF), Composite, Ethernet Connector, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and an SD Card slot.

Boxee Box coming soon

Posted in Set Top Boxes by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2009

Boxee Box coming soonBoxee is coming. And I don’t mean that kind from the original Battlestar Galactica. I mean the home theater PC software that makes watching streaming downloaded media on your TV easy. Mac Mini fans like it since it can be installed right on top of OS X. That’s because you need a computer in your living room to run it.

But it won’t be that way forever. Boxee just announced a deal with a hardware partner to release a Boxee Box for your living room sometime next year. So instead of buying a computer just for the Boxee, you’ll have a device designed specifically for your Boxee-related home theater use.

iFixit Boxee Teardown

Posted in Set Top Boxes by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2010

No gadget is safe from a teardown from iFixit. Now they have dismantled the new Boxee. So what did the teardown reveal? Well, a lot of the internal component space is taken up by the huge heatsink needed to cool the Boxee Intel CE4110 processor, the 1GB of RAM, 1GB of flash memory, and a digital-to-analog audio converter.

So in the end, iFixit gave the Boxee a repair score of 7 /10, since the separate power board can be replaced independently from the motherboard, should it ever fail and need to be replaced.

Boxee gets a movie library

Posted in movies by Conner Flynn on August 27th, 2010

Boxee users who want movies just got their wish. Boxee has just improved the service by adding a new Movie Library which will complement the existing TV Show Library. The new Movie Library offers thousands of films from all four launch partners: EZTakes, Indie Movies Online, MUBI*, and Openfilm.

Don’t worry about cost, most movies will be available for free, supported by ads. The Movie Library is currently available in for Mac, Windows, and Linux, while a version of Apple TV will be arrive next week.

Myka ION HD Player delivers Hulu and Boxee

Posted in Set Top Boxes by Conner Flynn on November 7th, 2009

Myka ION HD Player delivers Hulu and BoxeeMyka is bringing Hulu, Boxee and NVIDIA ION graphics to the table with the Myka ION. Apparently, Myka goes beyond Hulu and Boxee allowing you to run other full PC applications like XBMC and “browse to any web site and play video content directly onto your TV.”

The base model of the ION is available now for $379. (Wireless-N and Blu-ray add ons will up that price to $644) Under the hood you’ll find a 1.6GHz dual-core Atom 330 CPU, up to 4GB of RAM, ten USB 2.0 ports, VGA / DVI / HDMI outputs, an eSATA connector, Ethernet and plenty of audio outputs.

Netflix button coming to remotes soon

Posted in Netflix by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2011

This is a great move by Netflix. The company has announced that it has partnered up with several manufactures to add a Netflix button to TV, Blu-ray and media streaming device controllers. Starting this Spring, buttons that say “Netflix” including some featuring the red Netflix logo will be added to device remote controls.

The list of manufacturers that Netflix has made a deal with is impressive. The list for Blu-ray player remotes includes, Memorex, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Haier and Best Buy’s Dynex brand. Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba will place the Netflix one-click button on remote controls for some new Internet-connected TVs as well and Boxee, Iomega and Roku STBs will get Netflix buttons on their remotes.

Netgear Wireless Home Theater Kit

Posted in Netgear by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2010

Netgear has a new wireless home theater kit that comes with some awesome features. The kit consists of a pair of adapters that you plug into your router or gateway while the other connects to the computer, gaming console or Ethernet/Wi-fi. You can purchase more adapters to expand the functionality of your system as well.

This is a good solution for those who are tired of the limitations of Boxee for instance. If it performs well, it’s a great way to keep esxpanding.

VUDU does Facebook and Twitter integration

Posted in VUDU by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2010

The VUDU update this week will be of interest to those of you who like social networking sites. VUDU will now update your Facebook or Twitter status with your impressions of the movie you’re watching. Your friends with VUDU will also be able to see those updates and join in on the fun by watching the same movie.

It’s a cool way to promote and discover content, but we aren’t sure if it will catch on. The way Boxee does it might make more sense.



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