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Popcorn Hour A-400

Popcorn Hour A-400
alaScore 91

164 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Popcorn Hour A-400. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Popcorn Hour A-400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Popcorn Hour A-400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Popcorn Hour A-400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability. The usability is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the design.

usability, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Popcorn Hour A-400 High Definition Network Media PlayerPopcorn Hour A-400 High Definition Network Media Player

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Popcorn Hour A-400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Popcorn Hour A-400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Popcorn Hour A-400 Network Media JukeboxPopcorn Hour A-400 Network Media Jukebox

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Popcorn Hour A-400 - Pocket-lint

 

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

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

Quite expensive, have to provide your own internal storage, online services still not that compelling

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Popcorn Hour A-400 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

By way of an introduction, if you haven't heard of it before the Popcorn Hour range of media streamers aims to offer a way of playing back pretty much

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Popcorn Hour A-400

 

Hands-on: The latest Popcorn Hour box from Syabas takes up even less space.

At £270, the Popcorn Hour A-400 won’t make a lot of sense tomost buyers, but it is a well-made little box that deserves a look if your oldbox has packed it in. What do you think? Are the days of these dedicated mediaplayers numbered?

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Torben Rasmussen (flatpanelshd.com)

Popcorn Hour A-400

 

Last year we reviewed the smaller Popbox V8 media player from Syabas and this time we have had a go at the latest model - the Popcorn Hour A400. This model replaces the A300 and has been upgraded with 3D playback, a new interface and a bunch of new...

Robust cabinet ; Pretty interface ; Support for most file formats ; NMJ on tablet ; App market ; Limited Airplay

Unstable ; Slow ; Big power brick ; Bugs with subtitles and DTS HD ; App selection ; Problems with ISO

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.

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: No
CDMA Modem: No
Display: No
DVB-T: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
GPRS: No
GSM: No
HSDPA: No
Insteon: No
Integrated Firewall: No
Integrated Modem: No
Integrated Private Branch Exchange (PBX): No
Power LAN: No
Power over Ethernet: No
Remote Control: Yes
TV Cable Net Function: No
Ultra-Wideband: No
USB Host: Yes
Wibree: No
WiMAX: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11ac Port:Not Applicable
WLAN 802.11b Port: No
WLAN 802.11g Port: No
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No
WUSB: No
ZigBee: No

Connectivity

ADSL Port: No
ADSL2+ Port: No
Bluetooth: No
DECT Port: No
Device Type:Gateway / Bridge
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: Yes
Home Radio Frequency Port: No
HPNA Port: No
IrDA Port: No
ISDN Port: No
Memory Card Slot: No
MiMo Port: No
S-Video: No
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
USB:USB 2.0
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: No
WLAN 802.11g Port: No
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No

General Features

Access Point Function: No
Bridge Function: No
Device Form:Extern
Hub Function: No
Optical Drive: No
Router Function: No
Segment:Networking Device
Switch Function: No
Switch Type:Not Applicable
VoIP Function: No
VPN Function: No
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