Posted Wed Jan 6, 2010 at 11:15 AM PST by Mike Attebery
D-Link has spilled all the information you could possibly want on the Boxee Box, as long as you don’t want to know when it comes out or an exact price.
We don’t know when it’s coming out, and all D-Link is saying price wise is “below $200.” We do know that it’s coming with a very simple remote that hides a full QWERTY keyboard behind it. And while there are still a few pieces of information missing, we expect those details to be revealed in the next few days.
First and foremost, the Boxee Box plays back just about any media file you can think of. The list of compatible audio files – MP3, WMA, WAV, AIFF,FLAC,AAC, DTS, Dolby Digital, Ogg Vorbis – is robust, but not entirely unexpected. It’s in the video files that we find some excitement.
The Boxee Box will play back the usuals, like WMV, AVI and MPEGs 1,2 and 4. It’ll also tackle some of the less common files, like VOB, PCM, Divx, Xvid, MKV, MOV, and Flash 10.1. This is a device obviously catering to the web savvy.
It’s got built in access to Pandora, last.fm, flickr, Picasa and Facebook. It’s got Hulu, albeit through a web emulation, rather than a direct stream. There’s no word yet on Netflix support, but you can be sure Boxee wants it in there.
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