Conclusion: Popcorn Hour A400 is the latest player from Syabas and it offers exciting new features such as the built-in jukebox for movies, music and images, 3D support, tablet controls, an App Store, and Airplay streaming from Apple devices. A400 is also a player for your local media content library and it can store a 3 TB hard drive if you don’t want to use a network hard drive.
Pros: Sturdy chassis, Pretty interface, Support for almost every media format, NMJ on your tablet, An App market, Airplay
Cons: Unstable software, Slow navigation, Large power supply, Bugs with subtitles & DTS-HD sound, The lack of content in the App market, Issues with ISO formats
Excerpt: There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was THE media player to have. Not only did it do everything, it also managed to produce excellent quality pictures and sound. In recent years though, things have become much more competitive in this media playing market. For one, others have broken into the media player market, companies like Western Digital and Sony all releasing solid products.
Pros: Picture quality, fantastic build quality, plays things other players can't, loads of networking options, fantastic connectivity, can take a 3.5-inch hard drive for media storage
Cons: Quite expensive, have to provide your own internal storage, online services still not that compelling
Summary: Общее впечатление от работы новой модели плеера Popcorn Hour осталось прежним: надёжный, шустрый и послушный аппарат с глубокими и гибкими настройками. Сетевые функции выполнены безупречно, соединение никогда не «отваливается», плеер постоянно виден в сетевом окружении. Чрезвычайно полезна имеющаяся в плеере функция NAS, когда аппарат, будучи выключен (но не лишён питания), остаётся доступным по сети.