Boxee Box, although the name seems a bit sissy, is a cool device which enables its users to bring Internet TV and videos from other sources to the users' TV. Not just videos, but also social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook get displayed in the users' TV at their own comfort in their homes. The trick lies behind the software of the device.
Boxee box is pre-installed with the Boxee Media Centre software. The hardware is of the Intel CE4110 System on a chip platform. The hardware basically constitutes of a Intel atom CPU running at 1.2 GHz frequency a powerful Integrated Graphics Processing Unit, RAM of 1 GB size and NAND Flash memory of 1 GB. D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380 features HDMI output ports of 1.3 version which is highly advantageous as the users can watch HD videos from many sources as well. But apparently they are going to need an High Definition TV for it though.
An S/PDIF optical digital audio connector and an analogue stereo audio RCA Connector are other significant features. The DSM-380 can also establish 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity and has a wired 100 Mbps (100Base - T) Ethernet. To connect to computers, two USB ports are provided and storage in SD cards facility is also there.
The users can also choose to get D-Link Boxee Box DSM - 380 along with a remote control (2 sided). Being a small remote means nothing as it comes with 4 way navigational pad and a whole QWERTY standard keypad. D-Link also sells this remote control separately with a USB Receiver and this kit is named as the Boxee Box DSM-22. The advantage of owning this kit is pretty awesome as it lets the users without a Boxee box by activating the Boxee installed on a computer with the remote and the receiver.
D-Link Boxee Box DSM - 380 is designed as an attractive black box of irregular symmetry. Sounds geeky, but it looks extremely cool with black glossy finish with Green shades at the bottom and the green Boxee logo. The D-Link Boxee Box DSM - 380 also features a large library containing information on courses, discussions, lectures, presentations, videos and many more. Online videos usually have XML or RSS feeds.
Users can add this to their favourite entertainment sources list in Boxee Box. It plays hard drive videos of the format MKV and MOV), DIVX, WMV, MPEG-1, and MPEG-2 and popular music and picture formats. D-Link Boxee Box DSM - 380 in India has a price around Rs 14000/-. Consumers may opt to buy external HD media players but they have no clue what they are missing when they choose so.