PCH A-200

Syabas today has just released a new public firmware for their popular Popcornhour C-200 players. Generally a firmware update for the Popcornhour A-200/210 is released a few weeks afterwards. I will also be looking to update my C-200 and A-200 reviews, so be on the lookout in the coming weeks. Release notes are below. The […]

Last Year I documented a video jukebox for the Dune players called Zappiti. Overall I have been happy with Zappiti and use it frequently with my Dune BD Prime and Dune Smart D1. For my PCH C-200 and PCH A-200 I have been using the YAMJ + Aeon jukebox, which although I liked I much […]

As I rummage through various forums I have noticed increased discussions about Cinavia. For those who don’t know Cinavia is a digital rights management system (i.e. DRM) meant to limit unauthorized use of certain movies in Blu-ray players. There are two parts to Cinavia. The first part is a watermark that is embedded in the […]

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The Direction Of Syabas

by Damian on January 12, 2011 · 8 comments

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With Syabas announcing they are looking to bring a player to the market based on the Intel CE4100 chip, there has been some discussion as to what this means for the future of their Sigma based players (such as the PCH C-200 and PCH A-200 series). Syabas posted a note on the NMT forum discussing […]

Earlier this year I did a review on the Popcorn Hour A-200, and one of my biggest criticisms was the fact that a cheap plastic case and fan was used (where all previous models had used an aluminum case and were fanless). To get around this I ended up modding the A-200 with a 3rd […]

In the beginning of May I posted about new firmware updates that were coming to the Popcorn Hour C-200/A-200 that would hopefully fix some nagging issues I encountered when reviewing the players. Well, a few days ago the first beta of the new firmware was released for testing. As a beta tester I downloaded the […]

One of the biggest criticisms of the Popcorn Hour A-200(see my full review here) revolved around the design. The Popcorn Hour A-100, A-110, and C-200 (see my full review here) had all used an aluminum case and were fanless. This helped ensure that the devices ran quiet and cool, two very important things for any […]

Syabas has just released a new firmware update for the Popcorn Hour C-200 Media Player. Now normally I wouldn’t post about something like this. However, in the firmware update post an interesting note was posted: We are currently switching to a new Sigma SDK which should fix: 1.) Avatar BD issues and also issues with […]

Review: Popcorn Hour A-200

by Damian on February 4, 2010 · 212 comments

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Nearly a month ago I posted that Syabas had just announced the Popcorn Hour A-200. Since I obviously don’t have enough gadgets (I justify that I do it for our readers!), I decided to order one, which showed up at my door a few days ago. To be honest, I already felt like I had […]

If you are a user of a networked media tank (nmt) such as the popular Popcorn Hour series you already know that the stock UI pretty much blows, giving you nothing more then a “windows exploreresque” experience. Yes, almost all your files will play back, but let’s face it, we want to impress everyone and […]