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Last week, I got the opportunity to sit down with the guys from D-Link Australia for a preview of the new Boxee Box. I took the opportunity to hit them up with all your questions. Here are their responses, courtesy of Scott Howell from D-Link Australia.

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The D-Link Boxee Box (in addition to Boxee clients for PC and Mac) will offer HD movie rentals when it lands in living rooms in coming weeks, courtesy of a new partnership with Vudu. Vudu's full HD rentals - 1080p, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround Sound - cost two bucks a pop for two nights of viewing. Not a bad service to add to Boxee's arsenal, not bad at all.

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We've reached the final instalment in our History Of Boxee series, because we're at the point where the Boxee Box is about to be released and it isn't really history if you're making predictions about the future rather than writing about what's already happened. But there a couple of issues we should examine.

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Come November, you'll be able to pick up a dedicated Boxee Box for all your streaming media needs for a pleasantly reasonable $299. To celebrate its impending launch, over the next week, we're going to retrace the origins of Boxee, how it ended up on the Boxee Box and look at what the future might hold for media centres generally. But we have to start at the beginning, and in the beginning was some open source code and a somewhat different kind of box.

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If the Boxee Box media streaming entertainment box has you drooling like a rabid dog, you'll be happy to know that Australians can now pre-order the box via D-Link's website, which will guarantee you get a box when it launches mid-November.