I picked up a D-Link Boxee "box" yesterday just to give the Boxee application a spin to see if there was any possible way for it to replace my Xbox 360 extender setup in the living room (mainly because the video playback using Media Browser is buggy and continues to lock up our system - reinstalls tried).
The actual installation of the application worked smoothly once I found out about the port change in v4.0.1. Took me a couple of minutes to get it working, and the picture quality is what I would expect it to be. HD channels stream beautifully, same ofcourse with HD channels.
I miss a few things, but I am not sure if this is a limitation in Boxee itself, or within the application.
1) I miss a "real" guide, like in the iPhone application, that can give overview. Non-existing WAF on missing overview EPG.
2) When going to the list of channels, video playback halts. It would be great if we could get a shortcut to bring up the EPG and still let the video stream do it's magic in the background.
I would like to suggest trying to mimic the dreambox TV user interface and functionality - if it's even possible, that is. That would increase the WAF and be a good step on the way to make a Boxee application that can take over the Xbox 360 Extender functionality (at a much lower cost, both first purchase and power usage).
Oh, and not to mention that Boxee itself has a problem mounting SMB shares from newer (Windows Server 2008+) systems. A manual "noserverino" mount option has to be added somehow to allow a Linux Samba machine to mount the filesystem, and I have yet to figure out how to do this with the Boxee so no input on how the D-Link version handles other video playback.
All in all - I think I'll factory reset the D-Link Boxee and return it to the store. Neither the DVBLogic application nor the video playback functions are what I expected. :-/