D-Link has introduced Boxee Box in India with an estimated street price of Rs. 13,999. It provides an easy way to bring multimedia experience onto the television. Boxee Box is connected to Internet using a wireless or wired connection and an HDMI cable is plugged in afterwards.
The Boxee Box by D-Link delivers movies, TV shows, music, and photos from a user’s computer, home network, and the Internet to their HDTV without the need of a PC. Additionally, Boxee’s core social features make it easy for friends to discover new content from each other through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and more. It includes a huge library that spans the Internet, such as university courses, panel discussions, academic lectures, presentations, web-only videos and more from TED, Stanford, FORA.tv, Kid Mango, Next New Networks and others. Boxee also makes it easy for users to add their own favorite entertainment sources with simple RSS or XML feeds available for most online video.
For entertainment lovers who have built their own collections of digital media stored on their computer hard drive or home network, Boxee automatically identifies their content and downloads relevant cover art, synopses, reviews, subtitles, lyrics and more. This feature turns boring files and folders into beautiful media libraries that make it simple and appealing to navigate a collection of favorite movies, TV shows, and playlists with a simple QWERTY remote. Furthermore, the Boxee Box by D-Link has extensive format support which ensures that when users hit the play button, they get instant gratification, with no need to download codecs or drivers. Also, with built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi support, it can transfer files without delay and from longer distances within a user’s home.
The Boxee Box by D-Link keeps people connected with social features to help users discover new content from friends, experts, and tastemakers. The first step to discovery is sharing, and Boxee makes this easy by letting people recommend any playing content to friends. Additionally Boxee automatically uses recommendations from a user’s Twitter and Facebook friends so they can find new content and instantly enjoy it on the big screen. Since anyone can build on top of Boxee’s open App platform, users can craft their own truly custom experience by creating or downloading plug-ins, add-ons, games, and more.
Supported Codecs & Formats
Boxee can be used to play/view practically all common multimedia formats, including:
- 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
- PHOTO: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG
Mr. Tushar Sighat, CEO – D-Link (India) Limited said,
“At D-Link Innovation has always been the key & we are extremely proud to introduce such a ground breaking device in India. This powerful product is a prefect amalgamation of D-Link’s product engineering & Boxee services. So consumers now can quickly access internet on their HDTV along with thousands of other applications with total ease & enjoy this new mode of entertainment through the comfort of their couch. Boxee Box by D-Link is an asymmetrical shaped little black glossy box that truly stands out for its amazing designs, plus the two faced QWERTY remote adds more zing to the product.”