D-Link officially introduced its interestingly shaped Boxee Box media player on the CES. The player is based on nVidia's Tegra 2 platform, which supports virtually any conventional video- and audio format, including Flash 10.1 media.
The D-Linx Boxee Box is sized 120 x 120 x 120 mm and is equipped with HDMI for video as well as an optical S/PDIF output for digital audio. There are also two analog audio connectors present. The device is powered by a Tegra T20 processor, which is based on a dualcore ARM Cortex-A9 chip. Storage drives can be attached using the two USB2.0 connectors, or the SD-card slot. An Ethernet connector and integrated 802.11n chip are to provide the system with network connectivity.
Apart from the playback and display of conventional media, presentations, newsfeeds and forums of local or external sources can also be viewed through your television. D-Link claims that the Boxee Box also has several interesting 'social' features. Users are capable of viewing, sharing and rating content that belongs to friends and family. The media player also makes suggestions for content based on recommendations by friends on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Lastly, D-Link allows users to develop new plugins add-ons and games, as well as share those applications.
The D-Link Boxee Box is to be launched in the first half of 2010 at a recommended price of $199.
|Support D-Link Boxee Box (DSM-380)|
|Video||Adobe Flash 10.1, H.264 (MKV, MOV), VC-1, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, Xvid, DivX, (L)PCM, VOB|
|Audio||MP3, WMA, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, AAC, DTS, Dolby Digital, Ogg Vorbis|
||JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG|
Some screenshots of the Boxee software in action on the Boxee Box