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
Conclusion: There are some things the Popcorn Hour does incredibly well - for example, picture quality. It's very good here and neglected on other media players and especially on laptops and the like. Plus, you get the power needed to play 3D or 1080p video flawlessly. Many laptops can still choke on high bitrate HD video. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that it's far more reliable than a PC-based solution. The problems still exist though, Wi-Fi is an optional extra.
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.