Summary: I received a defective popcorn hour media jukebox which I returned to Popcorn Hour. They won't pay return shipping and they accessed a 15% restocking fee because the box was damaged during shipping.
Summary: I have several media servers on my wired gigabit network. I thought I would try this device to play videos from my server. Only buy this device if you are willing to spend the time to make it work for you, it is not plug and play.
Worth the extra cost to have something nice that consistently works
Don't Stop Banana, Amazon
8 November 2012
Summary: We had a Popcorn Hour A-110 that served us well for a number of years before ultimately giving out. It ran 24/7 downloading torrents, playing videos, and serving as an ssh tunnel for me to go through when on the road. It sat right in the middle of always working while also being tweakable.
Summary: Already had the experience of the popcorn a-200. Also bought the cheaper Western Digital Live TV. The WD Live really disappointed me in configurability and file compatibility. Despite the bad customer reviews of the a-300 decided to buy one at a nice price.
Summary: This media server has the feel of a preproduction version, the kind when its numerous bugs are listed for rectification. There is even a website dedicated to these bugs and customer's valiant attempts to get round them. Many fail and give up as I did and send it back.
Summary: I've been through quite a few devices like this one, trying to find the perfect media player. Unfortunately, such a thing doesn't exist - at least, not yet. The current generation of devices all have their own little quirks and deficiencies, some of them more severe than others.
Summary: I purchased the PCH a couple of weeks ago,as an upgrade from Lacie La Cinema, and while I was nervous at first, especially having read some of the negative comments I can honestly say I'm very impressed. It does take a while to set up so allow a good couple of hours to get started.