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Popcorn Hour A-400

Popcorn Hour A-400
alaScore 90

178 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Popcorn Hour A-400. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

usability, reliability, design, size

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 90/100 = 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 10 user reviews of Popcorn Hour A-400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. Many are critical about the reliability. Views are divided on the design.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Popcorn Hour A-400 3D Media PlayerPopcorn Hour A-400 3D Media Player

Jan, 2018

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. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments, but views are divided on 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

Jan, 2018

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

Popcorn Hour A-400

 

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 and sound. In recent years though, things have become much more competitive in this media playing...

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

Design

Color of product:Black

Memory

Internal memory:512
Internal memory type:DDR2

Other Features

Full HD:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:eSATA, HDMI / eSATA, HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Bluetooth: No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
HDCP: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Processor

Processor:SMP8911
Processor frequency:0.8
Processor Manufacturer:Sigma Designs
Processor model:SMP8911

Software

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, FLAC, M4A, MP1, MP2, MPA, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / MPA, AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Subtitle formats supported:srt, ssa, sub+idx
Video compression format:ASF, AVI, DAT, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV / ASF, AVI, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV / M2P, ASF, AVI, DAT, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, MTS, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV
Video formats supported:ASF,AVI,DAT,M2P,M2T,M2TS,M4V,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MPG,MTS,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,WMV / ASF,AVI,M2P,M2T,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPG,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,WMV / M2P,ASF,AVI,DAT,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MPG,MTS,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,WMV

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Storage drive size:2.5/3.5
Storage media type:Flash / Flash, HDD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.22
Height:2.2
Weight:2.87
Width:7.17