Reviews and Problems with D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380
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D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380 review
20 November 2012
Excerpt: The Boxee is a network media player done right with one or two caveats. In contrast to the rough efforts of many if its competitors D-Link has built a great-looking device that provides an elegant experience for both local and internet media playback. Ports are kept to a minimum – the only video output is HDMI and you have stereo RCA ports and optical digital output for additional audio.
Pros: Plays everything smooth interface excellent library features excellent remote.
Cons: It can be very slow to load libraries and apps.
Summary: The Boxee Box does offer a lot of goodness - a whole bunch of apps, interesting design and is a very capable media-streaming device. However, you get the WD Live Hub with a 1TB hard drive built-in for considerably less money.
Pros: Very good HD playback, with the filters correctly set up, Boxee Media Manager app is easy to set up, Unique design, Remote has a complete keypad on one side
Cons: A couple of filters make video noisy, if turned on, UI feels dated, You get a WD Live Hub with a 1TB drive for slightly less cash!, Quite a few apps donï¿½t work in India
Conclusion: So far I am happy. I cannot quite say the Boxee Box is perfect, but with a little bit of learning and tweaking it is serving its purpose. I would certainly change the design to be more flat so that it could hide behind or under a TV better. Also the menus need to be more customizable. I would like to be able to sort the DVDs and put them into seperate lists for kids and adults without having to move the actual files (like a play list).
Summary: Verdict: The Boxee is an excellent media centre that anyone can use on a day-to-day basis. While it is somewhat expensive and lacks Component output connectivity, these flaws aren’t actually deal breakers. Highly recommended.
Pros: Winning looks, slick user interface, superb remote control, can be controlled by your Apple iPhone or Google Android-powered smartphone.
Excerpt: For years, hardcore media-streamer PC hacker tinkerer types have scoffed at Apple TV’s limited feature set and built themselves Linux-based miniPCs that get a massive range of media formats to your TV at full 1080p. Now, DLink has backed a one-time maverick project to bring this kind of functionality to the ordinary home user. But does Boxee Box still really suit the uber-geek more than the mum and dad?
Pros: Good build quality, Great remote, Lots of features
Cons: Glitchy and fiddly, Most compelling services not available in Australia
Conclusion: D-Link BOXEE BOX DSM-380 zachwyca nietypową obudowa a przy tym dobrze radzi sobie z odtwarzaniem rożnych plików. Według mnie to pozycja obowiązkowa dla osób, które cenią nie tylko możliwości, ale również wygląd i jakość wykonania.
Pros: Stylowa obudowa, Gigabitowa karta sieciowa, Obsługa kodeków audio HD
Cons: Brak osobnych przycisków do regulacji głośności w pilocie
Excerpt: Boxee Box er meget god til at afspille dine film, din musik og at til at vise dine billeder, som bliver præsenteret på en delikat måde. Men det, der skiller den ud fra de andre, er, at den henter media fra nettet ind og pakker det om, og gør det lettilgængelig fra tv-sofaen med den smarte fjernbetjening. Der findes desuden også et godt tilbud af lejefilm og spilkanaler fra skandinaviske kilder.
Pros: Tastatur på fjernbetjeningen, Smarte apps, Spilkanaler