Boxee has admitted their its plans to launch the Boxee Box by D-Link – the standalone Tegra 2 based media player demonstrated back at CES 2010 – were “overly ambitious”, and that they will indeed miss their Q2 2010 launch window. Instead, the Boxee Box will make its retail debut in November across the US and Canada.
The angular set-top box is the latest second-gen Tegra based device to have seen a delay. However, Boxee’s Avner Ronen has declined to confirm that the 1080-capable SoC is the cause of the hold-up; on the Boxee blog, he states that “the delay is due to all parties involved. everything is interwind [sic], so hard (and not productive) to lay the blame on just one party.”
He goes on to suggest that it’s a combination of hardware and software not being ready in time. The Boxee Box will play GPU-accelerated local and streaming video content at up to 1080p, using USB external storage rather than an internal hard-drive, and supporting Flash 10.1. No word on pricing at this stage.
Boxee Box by D-Link hands-on: