D-Link Releases Sub-$50 MovieNite Video Streaming Box

Roku, Apple, Netgear -- you name it, and it has probably made a movie streaming set-top box. D-Link is now joining that bunch, and while they're late to the game, they may still win people over. Why? Cost. The company's new MovieNite streaming media player is now shipping to Walmart stores, offering instant access to an unlimited amount of 1080p HD movies and TV shows, and personalized Internet radio straight to any TV at an affordable price. It provides access to VUDU, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, as well as the ability to view mydlink-enabled network cameras.

The easy-to-use MovieNite features a simple three-step setup, built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity for quick connection to a home network, HDMI output to stream HD movies up to 1080p, and composite audio/video connections to turn any analog TV into a Smart TV. Simply plug the MovieNite into a TV and power outlet and set up MovieNite using the onscreen menu. With an easy onscreen menu and user-friendly one-button instant navigation remote control, MovieNite is the ideal media player for any user.

Best of all, it's priced at under $50 at the moment, which is about as cheap as these things come. Haven't jumped into this market yet? Is this the one to make you leap?