Summary: Some years ago I bought this and has been the absolute worst product I have laid my hands on. Buggy software, slow interface, the catalog never worked, not all contents could be displayed, and not to mention that the shipping was the most expensive shipping I've paid ever (and damn, I ship things!).
Summary: Although I think this is in many ways a solid product in terms of what it provides - it it let down by poor component quality and dreadful customer service. I've had mine for about 2 and a half years now and suffered 2 blown internal power supplies.
Summary: I unpacked and wired up the C-200 Popcorn Hour Media box, with arrived with almost no directions and a single HDMI cable. For this test I decided to connect it directly to my in-home network. The user interface for this product is about the worst I've ever seen.
It's the best unit if you're a techie - but very bad support
8 February 2012
Summary: I've had Popcorn Hour units since the company started working - they are the best if you know how to use them. Advantages - spectacular video decoding chip, user has very good control over what the device does, I saw very few software bugs contrary to reports on the internet.
Summary: I heard about this product from a friend of mine. This product was able to play all formats I have. There were files that the audio were not playing. I had to download some upgrade from the internet and did some adjustment on the audio settings and after that it was all wonderful.
Summary: This thing is really amazing. It has played everything I have thrown at it, even BD ISO files. The Blu-Ray video (1080p 24 fps) and audio (DTS-HD MA and Dolby True HD pass through) is incredible. But...and this is a major but...this gadget is not a plug-and-play device.
Summary: I have been using popcorn hour products for about 3-4 years now. I have several of the original a10s. At the time this was an amazing option for having streaming media from a server. My current setup is a 4tb drive with several 1 tb drives I connect to the various devices.
Summary: I cannot understand how this product has been given so many positive "non-biased" product reviews. While absolutely gorgeous looking design, (even for the $300.00) after purchasing this thing April 2011, and spending all day trying to get it to work properly, I returned it for a full refund.
Summary: This is a monster of a player. At a size of a bulky DVD/Blueray player it surely is large. Don't let that bulkyness fool you! This networked media tank (NMT), as Syabas calls it, plays everything you can throw at it.