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Written by AVRev.com   
Wednesday, 06 January 2010

D-Link is best known for their networking devices, such as routers.  At CES they are presenting their Boxee Box, which comes hardware with software.  The original software piece, Boxee, scoured the Internet for videos.  Not only does it search for TV shows and movies, it also pulls videos from academic and presentation sites.

D-Link has combined the Boxee software with their Boxee Box, a device that removes the PC from the loop and delivers media to the HDTV.  It pulls data from a home network, computer and Internet.  It has a wireless capability of 802.11n, allowing for faster load times.

The Boxee Box also offers connectivity to social websites such as Facebook and the ability to RSS websites.  In addition to videos the Boxee Box also connects to various Internet radio sites like Pandora.

While the box resembles the AppleTV an awful lot, it seemingly has more capabilities.  The unit will be shipping in the first half of this year and retail for about $200.

Formats Supported are:

VIDEO: Adobe Flash 10.1, H.264  (MKV, MOV), VC-1, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, Xvid, Divx, PCM/LPCM, VOB

AUDIO: MP3, WMA, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, AAC, DTS, Dolby Digital, Ogg Vorbis

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