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.
Summary: I am a little bit geek, and I could have searched the forums to make it look nicer or work easier, but I am a Apple user so want stuff out of the box then I tweak it... This is a older version and writing this a long time after buying it... but other Media Players are out there.
Summary: The Popcorn Hour is one of the older generation of media streamers. It is not for the novice who wants plug and play hardware. It is more for the technical person who can understand some of the more advanced features/settings. It does play virtually every known media (audio/video) format.
Summary: Finds media on all home PC's and laptops. Streams media from other sources and this is very good. Some built in internet radio links don't work and have to do a reboot to get access back to the box.
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.
Pros: All your media conveniently in one box
Cons: The on-board software looks like it was made by apes
Summary: I recently bought a popcorn hour and must admit it's not a bad device. I purchased it because I wanted a device in which I could back up my files e.g. pics, movies, music and then watch these directly on my Samsung TV without having to stream (since with streaming the connection can timeout you...
Summary: I brought this unit to play my MKV files, etc in the living room and to date it has not faltered once. Playback is faultless and HD quality is excellent. I was lucky to buy my unit "second hand-showroom model" at well under the retail price and it has been a money well spent.