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Popcorn Hour C200

Popcorn Hour C200
alaScore 90

161 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Popcorn Hour C200. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. There are some critical views about the size and reliability.

usability, design

price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Popcorn Hour C200 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 C200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Popcorn Hour C200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. Views are divided on the usability, whereas many are critical about the reliability and price.

price, reliability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Popcorn Hour C-200 - Digital multimedia Player - 0 GBPopcorn Hour C-200 - Digital multimedia Player - 0 GB

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Popcorn Hour C200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Popcorn Hour C200 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 design. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the size and reliability.

usability, design

price, reliability, size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank - BlackPopcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Julie (the-gadgeteer.com)

Popcorn Hour C-200 Review

 

I am a TV junkie and whenever I accidentally miss one of my favorite shows, I use various methods to download the video file so I can watch it. I don't watch the shows on my iMac or iPhone though. I stream them to my 65″ RPTV so I can watch them in my...

Fast ; Very expandable with USB, hard drive, CD drive, DVD, Blu-Ray drive ; Can view internet video, radio, etc

Large footprint ; WiFi is not built in ; No web browser or Netflix feature ; Some issues with playing SD CDs in Blu-Ray drive

Popcorn Hour C-200 (HDD not included) IEC 60320 C13 power cord 1.5M length HDMI cable RF Remote Control with 2 “AAA” batteries Quick start guide

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Androski Matthew (techwarelabs.com)

Popcorn Hour C200 Networked Media Tank/HTPC

 

One of the best way to save money and still get a kick ass home theater set up has always been three words, “build it yourself”. Now the company Saybas is changing that and hopefully for the better with the Popcorn Hour C200. The Popcorn Hour C200 is a...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Paul Moons (digitalreviews.net)

Syabas Goes Blu - Popcorn Hour C-200 Reviewed

 

Since early 2008 we've been keenly interested in Syabas's Popcorn Hour units. Shortly after our review of the ground breaking A-100, we took a look at the refined A-110 along with its somewhat confused sibling, the B-110.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Mike Yawney (thereviewcrew.com)

First look: Popcorn Hour C-200

 

There are a lot of excited people in the office today! The courier just dropped off a rather large parcel containing the brand new Popcorn Hour! We immediately ripped open the package, but not before taking a few photos first! For those of you who...

There you go, your first look at the Popcorn Hour C-200. We’re excited to try out the new model with its new features and faster processor. Now all we have to do is plug it in and play! Look for our full review in the next little while! Until then,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Paul Lester (pocket-lint.com)

Popcorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank - Pocket-lint

 

Following our report that AdvancedMP3Players has begun to stock the Popcorn Hour C-200 for the UK market, we've managed to get our hands on a unit and

Excellent performance and file support, access to online services, range of useful upgrades

No built-in wireless, rather bulky, awkward to configure advanced features, expensive

Fans of the Popcorn Hour series will no doubt be pleased with the C-200, which offers an impressive degree of expandability and maintains top-notch file support and performance. Fulfilling its potential is an expensive venture however, and there’s no...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Popcorn Hour C-200 review

 

Enter a media jukebox with grand ambitions

Versatile ; Wide file support ; Internet TV access ; Great community support

Clumsy interface ; Poor documentation ; Cranky Flac audio ; Bulky

A solid all-round media hub for your digital TV but we can't help feeling this one is harking back to an older generation of players. However, if you like to get under the hood of your gear, this could well be the media streamer for you

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Syabas Popcorn Hour C-200 review

 

Syabas' Popcorn Hour C-200 is larger than its predecessors and packed with extra features. In fact it pushes the line between a streaming media receiver and a media centre PC. We tested the top end version, which comes with a Blu-ray drive for movies...

The C-200 is probably the most versatile media streamer we've ever reviewed, but most people are unlikely to use all its features and should just get a PS3.

May, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Popcorn Hour - C-200

 

Despite receiving relatively little press in the UK, Popcorn Hour is a bit of a home favourite in the US, and has garnered a cult following for the versatility and performance on offer from its NMT ...

Fans of the Popcorn Hour brand will no doubt argue that the C-200's capabilities from a performance and media-support standpoint put it up there with the best on the market, and to a degree this is true. Considering the high-price of the base unit,...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Popcorn Hour C-200

 

Versatile media streamer with some unique expansion possibilities for the technically adventurous, but currently a tad too pricey in the UK.

The C-200 is a powerful, competent if sometimes temperamental media streamer with plenty of expansion opportunities and if it came fully loaded with a wireless card, Blu-ray drive and a 250GB hard drive for around £350 we'd say it was a sure-fire...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

PopcornHour C200 is an all-in-one network device that uses the most powerful Sigma's decoding chipset. It is a combination of a Digital Media Player (DMP), a Network Attached Storage (NAS) and a Server. All these features turn the NMT in a device that makes it possible to view, listen, store, and share etc. your files easily. The NMT gives you in a single device everything digital entertainment needs.

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: No
CDMA Modem: No
Display: Yes
DVB-T: No
Embedded UMTS: 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: No
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: Yes
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
USB:USB 2.0
W-LAN 802.11n Port: No
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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