Newest Boxee Box Adds a Hard Drive

When Boxee announced its first hardware offering, made by D-Link, a year ago, it said the set-top box wouldn’t be the last device to sport its software. Now it’s made good on the promise to make its media center capabilities available through multiple partners, with the introduction of the Iomega TV with Boxee device.

Unlike the Boxee Box by D-Link, which has no internal storage, the new Iomega TV will be sold primarily as a network-attached storage (NAS) device. While there is a version of the Iomega TV that comes without storage, priced at $229, it also ships with a 1TB hard drive ($299) and a 2TB hard drive ($349).

The new Iomega offerings are more expensive — and not quite as dashing — as the Boxee Box by D-Link, which retails for $199. But for someone in the market for some network-attached storage — especially someone who has a large amount of downloaded videos that he or she would like to watch on the big screen — the Iomega TV could kill two birds with one stone.

As with the D-Link set-top box, the Boxee media center is being made available with a free license, so it’s not collecting any revenues for Iomega to use its software. Instead, the startup plans to use an upcoming payment system to help drive revenues through purchases of content, apps, games and premium features on devices running Boxee.

For more info on what to expect from Boxee hardware, check out our review of the Boxee Box by D-Link. Or check out our video overview below:

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