Summary: I have 2 of these now and have been using them starting about 3 years ago. I don't have broadcast TV service of any sort and use them for all my movie and music playing needs. I've never had a problem with either of my units, and they play every type of digital media I've ever tried.
Summary: I have two of these networked with my desktop computer and I can stream videos any direction to/from my living room, bedroom, or home office. It plays 99% of all the videos I have ever tried on it. The only time it has problems is when the actual video file downloaded from the internet is bad.
Summary: First of all, super fast delivery (free). Ordered on 4-13-2011, delivered on the 17th (yes, Sunday). Hooked it up to AV receiver through component cables and digital audio (coax). Setup was easy. Make sure to select video output to match your system. Detected NAS immediately.
Summary: I love this device! My nephew told me about popcorn hour but I had no idea what he was talking about. I watch a lot of movies by DVD, Blue-ray and Netflix, even streaming through the Netflix app that came on my 52" Sony LED.
Summary: The world is now awash in networked media players! The Popcorn Hour was one of the first popular players, and has always been a bit more expensive than the competition. However the user interface on this is well-developed, reasonable and can be operated by a non-technical person, which is a rarity...
Summary: Let me say right at the outset that the 5 star rating is because it does what I want it to do exceptionally well. It may not do other things as well, but I wouldn't know. These were my requirements: - Stream standard and hi-definition videos in: + A variety of containers + A variety of video codecs...
Summary: The PCH was great right out of the box. It was easy to set up and there were no problems adding it to the network. I'll admit that its not plug and play right out of the box if someone doesn't know what they're doing. It plays anything I throw at it and its great on all levels.
Summary: I have the privilege and honor of owning this hardware. I admit that getting it set up and running is a bit on the technical side but in the end is well worth the minor hassle. While other competing hardware is "easier" to set up, they don't feature the amount of customization this unit has to offer...
Summary: I purchased this product after trying multiple other media players. This is the only one that reliably plays anything I ask of it, including movies with hi def audio tracks such as dtsma, true HD, etc.
Summary: Quite installed a 2tb WD green HD and just the cpu fan area gets a little warm, much better than the xbox360 I have been useing. any issue with soft ware will get worked out, like any thing like this it takes some time to perfect it.