Excerpt: I've had this device for like 2 years and I still don't have a reason to change it for something else. Plays 1080p x264 videos like a charm. The UI is kinda slow, I hope they've fixed that in the newer models...
Excerpt: I put all my videos (shows, etc) on it to watch on various TVs. When it works, it's great. The video playback is strong and the concept of having all media on a portable device is cool. But I had to live with some time-consuming bugs (e.g. forgets WiFi settings when you turn off), heat...
Summary: The concept of the A110 - a network media tank - is fine. It lets you put all your media (audio, video, stills) in one box, and play it in your living room, or on other devices across the network, while it will also play media stored on those devices. The implementation, however, leaves much to be desired.
Pros: All your media conveniently in one box
Cons: The on-board software looks like it was made by apes
Summary: You say that A-110 costs US$215. I own a Mvix Ultio that I got for only US$169 with almost the same features a your PCH-A110. With a built-in 1-TB hard drive, Mvix Ultio comes with a price tag of just US$259. It also has a SAMBA client and a SAMBA server which I did not see on your list. My Mvix Ultio also came with a HDMI cable included in the package, which gave me another $10-$50 savings. I wonder if I can get that in your PCH-A110 package.
Summary: Having read teh last review that says it cannot stream from a PC I felt I had to write this. It streams from a PC no problem at all. No jitter whatsoever. Not a single frame lost. I have mine connected into a Gigabit switch, not that it matters cause the port on the A110 is only 100 megabit. Plays all the normal containers, including the best at the moment, .MKV.
Summary: This is a great product. Having read many many reviews about the different varied media streamers I came across this review and was totally sold. I have now had a popcorn A110 for 2 months and it's simply a great device. It plays anything and everything including protected Apple files.
Summary: While in theory this box professes to provide all that one could want in a home system yet unfortunately it fails to deliver. When connected a local USB hard drive or internal hard drive the popcorn hour will work as directed. However the moment you try to use a NAS (Network Attached Storage) the popcorn hour stutter and slows to the point of almost one frame a second.
Excerpt: Le Popcorn A110 est un super lecteur multimédia (c'est mon 2ème quand même). Grace aux nombreuses mises à jour il est capable de presque tout lire. Et comme il est assez ancien (c'est un des premiers) on le trouve à des prix très raisonnables.