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: 1. Does not play FLAC I bought this box to have an easy to use music player that can play "any file thrown at it". I put a hard drive into the empty slot that comes with the box, rebooted it and now it can play .wav files, .mp3 but it is not playing FLAC files. At least not out of the box. 2.
Summary: As you can find easily: not only does gigabit not work on this, it goes slower even then 100mbps. There's really nothing to be done to fix that. In addition, the video won't stop stuttering; not that I could play anything at these speeds.
Summary: applications? nope frequently updated firmware? nope fulfills marketing claims? nope bugs? numerous chokes on videos? yup enjoys rebooting a bit too much? yup rabid fanbois? yes returned: absolutely I have wasted enough time tinkering with the popcorn.
Where open source lack of support and featureless closed systems meet
26 October 2010
Summary: The PCH C-200 was an incredibly disappointing experience for me and am I every greatful I bought it through Amazon instead of direct from the manufacturer. (Amazon is the only retailer with a return policy on the unit without a restocking fee) The unit has a marketing decal on it that says "play...
Summary: The product seemed to have no problem in reading files from the Microsoft computer on my home net, but it could not see the apple computer or the the files stored on that machine. Not sure if this was something in my area of control or if it was an issue of not being Mac compatible.
Summary: When you read the negative reviews on here you need to take them to heart. If you go to the Popcorn Hour's community forum and read for instance under Hardware about the Blu-Ray issues you will find so many other problems that have not been fixed in a long time.