Boxee Box interface demo video
We’re already gone hands-on with the Boxee Box and its sweet QWERTY RF remote, but now that we know there’s a dual-core Tegra 2 in there it’s time for a little interface demo with founder Avner Ronen. First things first: yes, it ran Hulu in the browser — but the network connection on the show floor was acting up, so we couldn’t demo it very well. Avner tells us the built-in browser IDs itself as essentially standard Mozilla, so we’ll have to see if Hulu goes out of its way to block it –it’s definitely still possible, but it’ll take some work. Apart from that minor drama, we’ve got to say we’re incredibly impressed — the interface was lightning fast, the remote’s keyboard felt great, and we’re liking the Facebook / Twitter integration, which mines your feeds for videos posted by your friends and displays them on the home page. Avner tells us he thinks D-Link will be “aggressive” with that under-$200 price point when the Box launches in Q2, and there’ll be tons of content partners at launch. Video after the break!
Gallery: Boxee Box interface and hardware