Boxee Box

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Boxee Box
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Boxee Box and remote
DeveloperBoxee
ManufacturerD-Link
Typeset top box
Release dateNovember 10, 2010 (2010-11-10)
Introductory priceUS$ 199
DiscontinuedOctober 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)
Operating systemLinux
CPUIntel CE4100 SoC
Memory1 GB RAM
Storage1 GB NAND flash memory
Display1080p
GraphicsPowerVR SGX535
SoundDolby Digital 5.1, DTS
Controller inputD-Link Boxee Box Remote DSM-22
Connectivity
Online servicesBoxee
Websitewww.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/entertain/media-players/dsm-380-boxee-box

Boxee Box by D-Link (officially "D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380") is a Linux-based set-top device and media extender that first began shipping in 33 countries worldwide on 10 November 2010.[1][2] Designed to easily bring Internet television and other video to the television via Boxee's software, it comes pre-installed with Boxee media center software. The hardware is based on the Intel CE4110 system-on-a-chip platform (that has a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom CPU with a PowerVR SGX535 integrated graphics processor), 1 GB of RAM, and 1 GB of NAND Flash Memory.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] The DM-380 features an HDMI port (version 1.3), optical digital audio (S/PDIF) out, an RCA connector for analog stereo audio, two USB ports, an SD card slot, wired 100 Mbit/s (100BASE-T) ethernet, and built-in 2.4 GHz 802.11n WiFi. The Live TV dongle, which started shipping in February 2012, enables users to watch digital OTA or Clear QAM cable television channels with EPG.

The Boxee Box also ships with a small two-sided RF remote control with four-way D-pad navigation and a full QWERTY keypad as standard. This remote is also being sold separately with a USB receiver as "D-Link Boxee Box Remote DSM-22" that can be used with Boxee installed on a computer (so that one can use this remote without owning D-Link's Boxee Box).[10][11][12][13] The look of both the case and remote prototypes for the Boxee Box was designed by San Francisco-based Astro Studios, the designer of the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Zune.[14][15]

As of 16 October 2012, the Boxee team have announced that they intend to discontinue distribution, and will not be releasing any additional major updates.[16]

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  1. ^ This Morning’s 4 Biggest Stories in Tech and Mobile
  2. ^ Live from the Boxee Box launch event!
  3. ^ Boxee Box: The Inside Story, Swapping Tegra 2 for Intel CE4100
  4. ^ Boxee Box gets the requisite teardown; would you look at that heat sink!
  5. ^ Foresman, Chris (2010-09-13). "Boxee Box goes Intel, gets priced for preorder". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
  6. ^ Boxee Box ditches NVIDIA's Tegra 2 for Intel CE4100, pre-orders start today at $199
  7. ^ Pre-Order the Boxee Box Today, Now With Intel Atom Guts
  8. ^ The Boxee Box by D-Link
  9. ^ Pre-order a Boxee Box Now, Australia & Europe We’re Coming, and Intel Goes Inside Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ The Boxee Box by D-Link Archived May 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Boxee Remote Control Pricing Leak: $39.99, Coming Soon Archived October 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Boxee Box Remote by D-Link
  13. ^ D-Link Boxee Box Remote - DSM-22 Archived July 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Fast Co. interviews Astro Studios on the design of the Boxee
  15. ^ Boxee Designers Explain Out-of-the-Box Thinking (Exclusive)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2012-10-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)