Reviews and Problems with D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380
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Save yourself the trouble - don't buy one!
14 September 2013
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.
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.
Summary: user friendly remote and design mean nothing when you're working with a worthless product...so much frustration from such a tiny box. Not sure I've had a single positive experience with my Boxee. COMPLETE CRAP!
Pros: remote...great for searching, design
Cons: constant buffering, freezing, spontaneous rebooting, loading time, shut down delay, spontaneous exit from videos
Summary: I had a Roku - this was supposedly an upgrade. But happens to be a severe downgrade, relatively less apps. I had to buy this for a particular channel (Asian) that was only available on this - even that did not work. The switch between apps required a switch-off and on of the box!
Summary: Originally ordered this unit because of all the features it possessed including web browsing. The first unit worked flawlessly until I tried to connect to NetFlix. Then the unit started to freeze.
Summary: First off, this was the third D-Link Boxee Box I've purchased. The other two (bought 'new') have been flawless; one in our home theater and one for my parents as a Christmas gift. No issues at all with those.
Summary: The boxee appeared to be very unstable. It locked up about 10 times in 2 days before I returned it for a Roku 3. I now have a Roku, Roku 3 and a WDLive Plus. The boxee appeared to have great potential, but didn't live up to it.
Summary: This supposed media player has been abandoned/discontinued for over two years now. The reviews that say "Firmware Update!" in early 2011 convinced me to purchase it, and it's the most regretful purchase I have ever made in my entire life.