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Popcorn Hour C200

Popcorn Hour C200
alaScore 82

157 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the value for money.

image quality, design

value for money

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 157 reviews)

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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

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

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PopCorn Hour C-200 Networked Media Tank

 

Popcorn Hour has been called many times the Pioneer of hardware media players ever since their beginning years ago and for that reason the fact that their solutions have been awarded countless times really comes as no surprise. I never really had the...

Build Quality ; Image / Sound Quality ; Sigma Designs SMP8643 ; Blu-Ray Support ; Optical Drive Bay / 3.5' HDD Tray ; 2.5' HDD Cage ; 4 External USB Ports ; Ability To Add Extra Memory Module ; Ability To Add Your Own Fans

Some Features Not Yet Available ; No eSATA Port ; Price In The EU

When i first heard about the A110 i was not really impressed and since i knew nothing of PopCorn Hour products i did not expect that i would be reviewing something special and i was not totally wrong since in comparison with the A100 the A110 did not...

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Popcorn Hour C200 Networked Media Tank/HTPC

 

First things first, the Spec's

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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.

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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,...

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Great GREAT machince but needs more power ...

 

I've had mine for a year and a half and I love it still it's not as fast as when I got it due to all the firmware updates and the Menu customizations I"ve done to it but the speed is bearable and it plays everything smoothly and it's still top notch....

Plays damn near every format I"ve thrown at it from Mpg to the the Great MKV (which I have alot of ) very customizeable has great sound features like DTS-TMA and Dolby 5.1 and HD Audio Pass thru and has optional Menu creation system, also has optional har

With great features sometimes comes lack of ability. The Unit can be very buggy I mean like Windows me buggy ( not as bad as me but a little problematic at times) ..it has a dual microprocessor for the video and another for the apps built in one chip an

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Great GREAT machince but needs more power ...

 

I've had mine for a year and a half and I love it still it's not as fast as when I got it due to all the firmware updates and the Menu customizations I"ve done to it but the speed is bearable and it plays everything smoothly ... Expand full review

Plays damn near every format I"ve thrown at it from Mpg to the the Great MKV (which I have alot of ) very customizeable has great sound features like DTS-TMA and Dolby 5.1 and HD Audio Pass thru and has optional Menu creation system, also has optional har

With great features sometimes comes lack of ability. The Unit can be very buggy I mean like Windows me buggy ( not as bad as me but a little problematic at times) ..it has a dual microprocessor for the video and another for the apps built in one chip an

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Amazon 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 3.8/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

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

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

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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.

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Popcorn Hour C-200 review

 

We've awarded the Popcorn Hour C-200 the same score as the older Popcorn Hour A-110. Although the C-200 offers much more functionality, there are currently some issues that need to be fixed before it can reach its full potential. We're pretty sure,...

Excellent video and audio quality ; Great styling ; The perfect enthusiast media streamer ; Terrific community support

Some bugs ; Too expensive in the UK ; Blu-ray options are confusing

If you like the idea of the C-200, but don't like the problems you get with a new and buggy product, then you might find the A-110 a better bet. Apart from Blu-ray support, the older machine offers many of the same features and has a slightly more...

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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 802.11b 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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