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D-Link Boxee Box Adds Vudu, Netflix

2/14/2011 04:37:02 PM Eastern
Fountain Valley, Calif. - D-Link's  Boxee Box, an Internet-access device for TV sets, now features support for both Netflix and Vudu streaming-video services, the company said Monday.

The Boxee Box has support for a full web browser, full HD streaming from the Internet, support for popular media file formats, and integrated social networking that delivers personal recommendations a TV set through an HDMI connection.

Boxee Box by D-Link users who are Netflix members can instantly watch thousands of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix for subscription fees starting at $7.99 per month.

Vudu provides Boxee Box users access to a large selection of HD movies on demand, new releases (same day as DVD) and thousands of standard-definition movies for rentals starting at $2 apiece for two nights.

The Vudu HDX format on the Boxee Box is 1080p high-definition at 24 fps with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround. Featuring TruFilm, Vudu optimizes the encoding, transmission and display of HDX movies on 40-inch and larger HDTVs. Vudu is offering new Boxee Box users a $5.99 credit toward a first rental or purchase.

The Boxee Box ($199) by D-Link is currently available at retail and e-tail outlets in North America, and at the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com.
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