Reviews and Problems with D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380
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FYI - this is a DEAD PRODUCT now.
Jonathan Nichols, Amazon
18 December 2013
Summary: Only leaving this review because this item is still for sale and obviously people are still buying it. The Boxee team has dissolved. They went to work for Samsung. Updates to this box are not going to happen. The forums have shut down, development stopped, and bugs aren't going to get fixed. They won't open source everything either. Please don't waste your money on this dead product. Buy something else instead.
Summary: All other reviews will tell you what you need to know. This is for D-Link. BRAVO, BRAVO.... BUT WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU NO LONGER SUPPORTING THIS PRODUCT?????????? It is pure genius. The subtitle finder is genius. The file types playable are genius. Why would you abandon boxee box for something as lame as Boxee TV? I understand this product isn't for the masses (yet) but don't give up on it!
Summary: I bought this on a recomendation from a coworker and boy am I happy with this. I used to play media thru my Playstation but had conatant issues with playback. Not with Boxee Box it plays whatever I have sorted on my NAS. You will enjoy this box. I also like the remote with the keyboard on the back.
Summary: I rarely use exclamation points, but D-Link deserves one here. I'm struggling to find terms nasty enough to express my experience with the unit and the company and yet be polite to my readers. First, I've gone through three units, because of various faults. Second, in trying to troubleshoot said faults, one is quite literally subjected to hours on hold before a service rep picks up. Don't even bother with email support, they simply don't answer.
Summary: Supports practically every media format known, can access media through a wide variety of protocols (NFS, SMB, AFP, UPnP), and will automatically download series/episode details and cover art. Provides a large selection of apps (including Netflix, Youtube, Ted, etc.) as well as a web browser. The RF remote with the built-in keyboard is also nice (although it's hard to read the keyboard in dim light).
Summary: Gonna keep this review short and sweet. I am a videophile since 1981, when I bought my first Betamax. (And it still works, btw :) I own and have owned all kinds of gear, some great, some not. But this thing is worthless. It freezes up, shuts down, is finnicky rebooting. And more. I wanted it to work so badly that I ordered a second one a few months after having returned the first. The second functioned exactly as the first had.