D-Link Boxee Box comparison

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D-Link Boxee Box

D-Link Boxee Box
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Roku 3

Roku 3
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WD TV Live (2011)

WD TV Live (2011)
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Google Chromecast

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Price $169 to $238 at 6 stores $94 to $108 at 7 stores $71 to $216 at 11 stores $126 at 1 store $31 to $40 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 27 reviews 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 36 reviews
Release date November 10, 2010 March 06, 2013 October 03, 2011 October 15, 2012 July 24, 2013
The Bottom Line The Boxee Box by D-Link has some innovative design choices and a promising user interface, but mainstream content is mostly missing in action until future firmware updates are available. The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack. The WD TV Live (2011) offers a solid combination of must-have streaming services and excellent USB and network file support, making it one of the best devices of its kind available for under $100. Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes.

Basic specs

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Image standards JPG
BMP
GIF
TIFF
Info unavailable PNG
TIFF
JPG
BMP
GIF
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Video standards WMV
ASF
MPEG-4
DivX5
Xvid
DivX4
H.264
MKV
FLV
VOB
MPEG-1
MOV
MPEG-2
AVI
VC-1
Info unavailable AVI
VOB
MKV
MPEG-1
TS
TP
M2TS
FLV
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Audio standards AIFF
WMA
LPCM
WAV
AAC
MP3
Ogg Vorbis
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WAV
PCM
WMA
AAC
FLAC
OGG
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Product type Digital multimedia receiver
Streaming player
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
TV streaming adapter
Playback capabilities Digital video playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
BitTorrent P2P client
Internet video playback
Internet radio playback
Internet gaming
Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Internet radio playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Content streaming
DVR
Content streaming
Web browsing
Connector type 1 HDMI
2 USB RCA phono x 2 Installed
4 pin USB Type A Installed
RJ-45 Installed
Info unavailable 1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Front
1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Rear
1 Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 Composite video/audio output Mini-phone 3.5 mm Installed Rear
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Audio output mode Stereo
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Remote control type Remote control
Enhanced remote control
Remote control
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