DLink outs MovieNite Plus, still expects you to buy the popcorn

D-Link has refreshed its MovieNite Apple TV / Roku competitor to enable the media streamer to add a wide variety of apps -- including Hulu Plus (soon). The 1080p video pusher is nearly unmistakable for the original edition, which was available for as little as $48 online, except that it won't be exclusive to Walmart anymore -- oh, and this time out it'll set you back $80.

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D-Link Introduces MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player Offering Compelling Entertainment Options in 1080p HD

Stream the Latest Movies, Shows and Music Right to Your TV - Making any Night a MovieNite™

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Transforming any living room into the ultimate entertainment center, D-Link today announced the MovieNite™ Plus (DSM-312), offering consumers more entertainment options straight to the TV and turning any night into a MovieNite™. The robust MovieNite Plus allows users to stream an endless amount of the latest movies and TV shows at up to 1080p HD video quality, as well as music right to their TV, including content from VUDU®, Netflix®, YouTube®, Facebook, and coming soon, Hulu Plus. MovieNite Plus also transforms the TV into a digital photo album with Picasa, allowing users to share memories in stunning HD quality. In addition, it offers over 130 channels and apps for endless entertainment choices, providing something for virtually everyone in the family.

"Whether you are looking to stream the latest flicks from VUDU, catch up on your favorite TV shows available on Netflix, or just want to listen to some music from Pandora, our new MovieNite Plus offers a simple to use solution that delivers the biggest names in entertainment straight to your TV," said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link. "D-Link continues to deliver user-friendly entertainment solutions offering an unlimited amount of content at the best HD resolution for a great value."

Featuring a simple three-step setup, the easy-to-use MovieNite Plus works with almost any TV and is an ideal media player for any user. MovieNite Plus is equipped with built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity for quick and easy connection to a home network, HDMI output to stream HD movies up to 1080p, and composite audio/video connection to turn any analog TV into a Smart TV. Simply plug the MovieNite Plus into a TV and power outlet and set up MovieNite Plus using the onscreen menu.

MovieNite Plus features user-friendly one-button navigation from the remote control for instant access to VUDU, Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube, and an easy onscreen menu to access a limitless amount of entertainment options. Users can also conveniently access live video from mydlink™-enabled Cloud Cameras on a TV via the mydlink app to monitor their home or keep an eye on kids or pets.

Availability and Pricing
The MovieNite Plus (DSM-312) streaming media player is available for pre-order now for $79.99 at Amazon.com. MovieNite Plus will be available at retail and e-tail outlets in the U.S. beginning in July. More information about MovieNite Plus is available online at www.dlink.com/dsm-312.