Reviews and Problems with D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380
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Review 1 and a half years in
Bryan Marcou-O'Malley, Amazon
3 July 2013
Summary: I bought the Boxee Box after doing extensive research, preparing to "cut the cord." For the first six months or so, the device was all I could ask for. It did exactly what it was I wanted, and it performed in a manner that justified the significantly higher costs than Roku and other devices. Primarily, I bought Boxee because, unlike other devices, I could tie in my personal hard drive and watch movies and listen to music from the hard drive, as well as from apps.
Summary: I bought it primarily because I have a library of MP4 and AVI movie files (backups... *cough*) and wanted a movie database system that would pull the titles, posters and meta-information for me automatically. I have owned two generations of Western Digital boxes (the normal and the "live") and have used the WD LIve Hub as well. This is not something the Western Digital products do.
Summary: Seems to working alright. Had to return the first one that froze at the intro screen after a week. Still a little high priced for what it is. Too bad it is at end of life, it would have benefitted from a little more refinement.
Summary: Boxee Box is in my opinion the best media streaming device on the market. Only problem is the support for these refurb units. I purchased one and after about 6 months the HDMI port stopped working. After countless troubleshooting by myself and with D-Link and Boxee it was determined it was broken. Here is the next problem, you are only covered for 1 MONTH after purchase. So I was SOL.
Summary: Where do I start, okay, I've owned/own several media players, I own the first generation wd media player, wd tv live, boxee box, popcorn hour a-300, xtreamer sidewinder, I probably have one of the biggest media player collections on here. Ive owned the Boxee Box for some time now and I would suggest not to buy a boxee box. Why?
A home run back then, but slowly competition is catching up
9 August 2012
Summary: I was looking for an upgrade to my original Roku player and needed it to have the following capabilities, Netflix, Spotify, Pandora, Hulu, and the ability to play files and media stored on my home network. I've been doing some extensive searching and couldn't find any single device that did it all, but this seemed to come pretty close and offered a lot more. So sounds great right?
Summary: This product is so close to being perfect, that it is a disappointment that it isn't. I own a Logitech revue that has short comings too, but the Boxee Box is really nice. What I like most: I have a ton of digital programs, and the Boxee goes out to the internet and downloads the DVD cover and a short narrative of the movie. The video files I have (over 600 family over the years) are easy to find and place categories.
Summary: We bought our boxee several months ago for one of our tv's and a Roku for another. After using them both we have found the Roku to be easier to use and with fewer bugs to sort through. Considering the Boxee is quite a bit more money I would suggest that you get the Roku. We use them mostly with Netflix and we have had a couple of quirky issues with Boxee that we have not had with the Roku. Boxee needs to resolve some things to be worth the price.
Summary: Boxee Box Firmware Update is the ideal starting point for the latest Boxee folder. I ordered the product because the form and content of different screens with different features and proportions of HDMI accelerations. Boxee [...] seems promising in Internet Explorer 10 because Boxee browser may be too slow in the varied use of the internet pages with HDMI.