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. It will play Linux and FAT32 formatted drives, but not a drive formatted to NTFS. I have used it for a considerable period of time and I have found it to be very reliable in operation.
Summary: Owned my pch for about 2 years and ive been pleased with it for sure. It seems to play any format you drag onto it for sure, my main use is for 1080p mkv and it plays them no problems. You can plug an external dvd drive into it also and while having an internal drive installed also an external drive can be connected also. The positives outweigh the negatives but ill mention them below No gigabit so best bet is buy a long usb a to b cable to connect to pc.
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. Suprisingly, I had no issues with set up just plugged it in to the television at it was recognised immediately.
Summary: I was at first a bit anxious when buying this product due to the fact that i wasnt sure weather it would play my vast library of HD movies (1080p and 720p) and it also had a hefty price tag. I am happy to say it has coped with everything i have thrown at it and i have most certainly put it through the works, what surprised me most was it played a 32gb full hd rip file without a fault. I installed a 600gb harddrive and it runs so quiently that you cant notice it is there.
Summary: Popcorn Hour A-110 HD Networked Media Tank This is the best media player I have tried, every format I have tried with it works. The menu is so easy to use even the wife can do it! My only criticsm and it is a minor niggle really, is that is doesn't support MAC OS formatted external drives. I'm hoping this will be available in a BIOS upgrade soon, but apart from that it is plug in and go.
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: I've had one of these for three months, and I absolutely love it. It's allowed me to back-up nearly all of my 690-disc DVD collection onto four hard drives and send my discs into storage. Anyone with needs similar to mine should look no further. BUT, bear the following in mind: 1. The machine is not a typical 'white good'. You can't just plug it in, and "go". It'll take a couple of hours to set up. If you don't have patience for technology, give this a miss...
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.