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Boxee Box hits #6 on Amazon Bestsellers Rank in just two days

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Yes, it’s true, the highly anticipated Boxee Box release is finally here! The D-Link Boxee Box  Media Streaming device that we reviewed back in late July went on pre-order exclusively at Amazon on the 11th of September, and has ALREADY hit #6 on Amazon’s Bestsellers Rank list!  It’s almost like we’re doing a “disservice” by saying it’s “much anticipated” when you consider those statistics, it seems that people are really anxious to get their hands on this new piece of technology.  With internet queries from California and Kansas in the United States, to Ontario and British Columbia in Canada, to countries as far off as the United Kingdom, Australia, and even Germany, the Boxee Box is certainly a hot topic on the net! Let’s find out why people are so excited about Boxee TV, and why it’s created such a big buzz all over the internet.

To briefly overview what the Boxee Box is all about, this time from Amazon’s own mouth:

We get it – you want to the freedom to watch whatever you want on your TV: Movies, TV Shows, Sports, but also any other video that is available online. You want to do it without having to connect a computer to your TV or use a keyboard and mouse. We’re all over it. The Boxee Box by D-Link: watch, organize, share – you are now in full command of your TV for the first time. No rules, no contracts.

On Demand TV
Thousands of shows available for free from your favorite networks, ready to watch any time

Huge Movie Library
Enjoy free movies from the web & watch new releases in stunning HD from premium movie services

Play Your Stuff Too
Access videos, songs, or pictures from your computer or home network

See What Your Friends are Watching
Follow what your Facebook and Twitter friends are watching, and share your favorites too

Give Your Wallet a Break
Get tons of free entertainment from the Internet with no monthly fee

The Holy Grail of Resolution
Experience the thrill of 1080p – that’s more than twice the resolution of 720p

Watch What You Want, When You Want.

The freedom to watch what you want. It’s thousands of TV shows ready to watch, instantly. It’s tons of free movies, Hollywood blockbusters, and critically acclaimed films. It’s web-only videos from Funny or Die or College Humor. It’s your videos, your Pandora and Facebook feeds somewhere they’ve never been before – your HDTV: organized, simplified and enjoyed from the comfort of your couch in 1080p. No keyboard or mouse required. For serious!! Do what more than a million users have already done – download Boxee’s software and try it for free on your computer first, we’ll automatically import your account when you’re ready to bring the Boxee Box experience to your HDTV. Get tons of free stuff, and pay for the premium content you want. No monthly bill. No more paying for stuff you never watch. No biggie. Finally, TV gets it.

The Hardware

Thanks to Amazon for pics with descriptionsBoxee-box-rear-description

Haven’t tried the Service out yet?

Well there’s nothing stopping you from checking out Boxee out right now.  Head on over to Boxee’s website (www.boxee.tv), register an account, and download the client for your PC.  If you’ve got a HTPC (Home Theater PC), you can play your content right on your HDTV.  If not, then check it out on your PC.  This will at least give you a taste for the slick interface and the kind of content that is available at this point.

So will the Boxee Box be a Windows Media Center / Windows Home Server killer?  In my opinion, no.  A HTPC / WHS setup offers so much more beyond what the boxee box can offer.  However, different strokes for different folks and I’m sure some people really don’t care for all the extra functionality a full-fledged HTPC offers over this device.  For those whos interests stay close to only caring about being able to stream the latest in TV and Movie media content, the Boxee Box may just be the device they’ve been waiting for.  It certainly has a much more attractive price tag, coming in at only $199,99 at Amazon right now, $30 off of the List price.  So if you’ve already downloaded the Boxee client on your PC, Mac, Apple TV, and /or Ubuntu Linux box and this is your deal, go get one pre-ordered quick!  From the looks of it, they are going fast!

One thing for sure, the Boxee Box represents one more very important milestone in the shift we are all witnessing this very moment when it comes to where we get our media content and how we view it.  There is no denying it: streaming movies and streaming tv are here in a major way, no matter what technology you use to do the streaming!

Stay tuned!  It’s going to be an interesting ride!

Billy

[via Amazon and Boxee websites]

About the Author

Tom AbellPut simply, Tom loves technology! Having been involved in the IT world since leaving the US Navy Submarine Force in 1992, Tom has moved his way up to the top as an IT Systems Engineering. But having spent some time in the Home Automation industry early in his career, he’s never been able to shake his love for creating integrated Home Technology environments and has been running HTPCs and Windows Home Servers for years. With 17 years of IT Systems Engineering experience, Tom's recent OIF 08-09 deployment has rekindled his love for the Connected Home Industry and hence, the website. We hope you like the site, please share it with your friends and follow us on your favorite Social Networks! Read more about Tom on the "About Us" page.View all posts by Tom Abell

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