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D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380

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Overall 6

D-Link Boxee Box

17 August 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: 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 and incomplete; virtually no popular movies available; unorthodox design may not fit in small home theater cabinets; can't be controlled by standard IR universal remote; can't connect to older, non-HDMI TVs.
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Overall 6

Boxee Box by D-Link review

Macworld UK
31 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The Boxee Box is somewhat like the Apple TV in that it lacks any onboard storage. However, it does have the distinct advantage of having two USB ports, so you can add external storage to the device should the need arise. As well as the USB ports there’s an Ethernet connection and built-in WiFi. A single HDMI port is the only way to connect the Boxee to your TV. The remote control has a full QWERTY keyboard on one side and a few simple buttons on the other.
  • Pros: Fantastic online services, great user interface, decent remote control, option to add local storage
  • Cons: Not many movies yet, minor bugs, like sites not showing full-screen video
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Overall 6

D-Link Boxee Box

What Hi-Fi?
1 February 2011
  • Conclusion: If you know your stuff, the Boxee may be for you – but this is no device for novices
  • Pros: Huge array of content, supports almost every main file type, nice design, remote
  • Cons: Not for rookies, confusing interface, flat sound, cumbersome setup
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Overall 5

D-Link Boxee Box (DSM-380): Vielversprechender Media-Player mit massiven Problemen

11 January 2011
  • Summary: Die Boxee Box ist die beste Lösung, wenn man Filme, Serien und Clips aus dem Internet auf dem Fernseher ansehen möchte. Man braucht neben dem kompakten Mediaplayer lediglich einen Fernseher mit HDMI-Eingang und einen Internet-Anschluss – das Setup ist kinderleicht. Das sind die Versprechen, die der Hersteller auf seiner Webseite gibt. Unsere britischen Kollegen hatten die Gelegenheit, zu überprüfen, wie die Realität aussieht.
  • Pros: einzigartiges Design, massives Potential, Zugang zu Internetdiensten
  • Cons: Netzwerkzugang ist sehr unzuverlässig, lokale Inhalte werden zugunsten von Internetvideos benachteiligt, nervige Fernbedienung, verwirrende Benutzeroberfläche
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