Review: Popcorn Hour A-110

I have to say that I am very impressed with the Popcorn Hour A-110, it is a little more advanced then most people think and can even output the right audio to heavy duty A/V equipment. I have had it for over a year now and put it through its paces. Most people are in search a decent and simple media player that will play all the different encodings of stored video and audio, and I think that the Popcorn is the solution. We had to upgrade to higher end Onkyo A/V so that it can recieve the decoded audio through the HDMI wire but that isn’t a shortcoming of the Popcorn, I think its great that it can output all forms. I’m not going to go over all the technical details of the product you can see it here.

Pros:

  • Simple operations
  • Can attach multiple hard drives
  • Outputs Analog and HD to any TV/Projector
  • Compact and simple to transport
  • Analog/Component Video/S-Video/HDMI Video output
  • Connects to the network, and you can manually connect
  • Decent price for product that can cover all the different encodings

Cons:

  • Sometimes you have to manually map the location of hard drives or shared folders.
  • Issues with subtitles when watching Japanese Animation

Link: PopcornHour
Price: $215
Rating:
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Popcorn Hour A-100


I placed an order for the Popcorn Hour after doing some research about it, seemed like a very interesting and intuitive product. Streams all kinds of media to the TV through the network, and you can install a hard drive in it you want. The difficult part is that this product is on back order, I placed my order a while back and forgot about it.

After a month and half I come back from work to find this box in my room, only to rip it open to find that its the Popcorn Hour A-100. It is very small, compact, and has all the outputs for a any type of TV, and the best part is that it plays 1080P videos. It can play from an internal hard drive, USB attached drive, a network storage, and media across a network. I have some testing to do on it, I have some very heavy 1080P movies to test on it, and see its capabilities from there I can tell if its really all its cracked up to be.

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