Streaming video service Boxee has just joined the ranks of Roku and Vudu with its own set-top box, to be built by D-Link. The box — which isn't actually box-shaped at all — goes on sale at a "network of retail outlets" in the first half of 2010. No price just yet.
If you haven't heard of Netflix's [NASDAQ:NFLX] Roku box, here's the scoop: it's a little $100-gizmo that attaches to your TV and streams movies over an Internet connection, which can be had by way of Netflix's monthy rental plans (at least, most of them; plans under $9 a month don't qualify.) It's fanless, driveless, and utterly basic, with only a little bit of RAM to cache its movies. Already a nifty add-on to any home theater, but today, the package got a little better.