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.
Summary: My first choice for a media streamer would have been an Apple TV running XBMC. I had a first-gen one in which I had crammed a larger HDD and one of the Broadcom decoder cards to do 720p using XBMC but one sad day it died.
Summary: I don't think I would buy this again. It does play Netflix and the videos that I download from the internet. They have dropped support for this to create a new product without making this a polished product. I ask myself "does this product do what it was created for." The answer here is... well...
Summary: I have used Boxee Desktop software before it was discontinued, when it was still in Beta. I remember it being quite functional and snappy. So recently I've decided to buy a Boxee Box. I read online that it supports HBO GO, Netflix, VUDU, AirPlay and many other services.
Summary: I ordered a Boxee Box with the hopes it would handle our needs. Unfortunately, it fell short in four areas that were critical for us: 1. With no way to provide user supplied metadata, things that IMDB can't find become accessible only when browsing by files.
Summary: I'm sure the Boxee Box will be a great product someday, but right now it feels like a beta product...and I felt like a beta tester. Pros 1) I really like the design of the hardware. It's unconventional, but it does look cool.
Summary: I had high hopes for this as a streaming video player, but it is horribly plagued with bugs and major issues, nevermind that originally planned services are missing for the time being (netflix, hulu, vudu - "coming soon").
Excerpt: Plays lots of video formats, interface is pretty slick Rapidly forward only does 30 seconds at time. Iow, unusable.Couldn't even login on initial power on, had to flash firmware for that (networking was working but the software thought it wasn't.