Boxee unveils new STB under $200

MUMBAI: Boxee, the social media center which offers free, open source, downloadable software for users to watch videos from Internet on TV, is gearing up to launch its new set-top box (STB).

Boxee chief product officer Zach Klien unveiled the new STB through a video. He said that the box will be available “in a few months” and that the company is working with Taiwanese company D-Link for manufacturing of the box.

Boxee had initially announced that it will launch the new STB in December last year.
The box has dual-core ARM A9 low-power CPU as well as graphics chips supplied by NVIDIA. Together, the CPU and GPU comprise NVIDIA‘s Tegra 2 platform. The device will be able to play back 1080p video, both stored locally and streamed in various flavors of HD from across the Internet. Also there is 802.11n wireless networking via a Broadcom chip. The Boxee Box will come with a RF remote control. The STB is expected to be priced under $200. 
On a computer or connected to an HDTV, Boxee allows users to play movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Netflix, MLB.TV, Comedy Central, Pandora,, and flickr.

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