Popcorn Hour and PopBox will support Matroska 3D

Popcorn Hour and PopBox

Syabas who produces well-known HD networked media tanks Popcorn Hour and media streamers PopBox, just announced a support of Matroska 3D container on its devices. That feature will be available via free firmware update. The owners of the Popcorn Hour C-200 and the A-200/210 can get support of MK3D even now. PopBox update is on the way.

Actually this is a nice feature. Especially no other media streamers can do that. But the problem with to find some 3D movie converted from 3D Blu-ray to MK3D. I guess only Torrents will an option.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Popbox and Popcorn Hour will support 3D soon


Syabas together with RealD will bring 3D support to its network HD players Popbox and Popcorn Hour. That possibility will allow to playback 3D video from local storage or network shares as well as from online video services. It’s planned that Popbox will have 3D support after release and Popcorn Hour A-200 and C-200 will get it with firmware upgrade.

Popbox looks very attractive. Even now it can be pre-ordered just for $129.99! It’s good price for HD and 3D support as well as access to the online services such Revision3, Facebook, Twitter, ShoutCast, blip.tv and more.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

Popbox: Popcorn Hour for non-geek users

Syabas Popbox

Syabas, well-known producer of networked media tank Popcorn hour, is going to release the media player for non-geek users. Because NMT Popcorn Hour is not easy configure and user friendly device. Also it’s expensive a bit regardless the rich set of offered features. So, the new Popbox is a compact and elegant box with redesigned rich user interface. It still can play all known media files and containers from attached USB storage or network shares (it doesn’t have internal HDD). Popbox support wired connection to the home network as well as WiFi (802.11 b/g/n). Sure the device is fully compatible with HD (720p or 1080p).

Another good advantage of Popbox is access to the online services such Twitter, Revision3, Netflix, SHOUTcast via built-in apps. The number of apps is growing fast. Thanks to available App Development Platform. So, if you’re interested to add new app you can do it easily. Also the Popbox allows to you organize your media library more efficient by retrieving metadata from IMDB for video or AllMusic for audio files.

The Popbox should be available this Spring at just $130! If the price won’t be changed it’ll be probably the best network media player on the market!
See the demo of the Popbox UI after jump
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New Popcorn Hour NMT

Popcorn Hour A-200 Networked Media tank

Syabas released recently a next generation of its networked media tank (NMT) A-200. The A-200 doesn’t have optical drive like C-200, but it has a lot of advantages over old model A-110. It sports faster processor and bigger DRAM and NAND Flash. Additionally the A-200 will have new rich UI, which is more attractive and user friendly then previous one, and ability to install new apps, developed by third-party developers, from App Center. Additionally the A-200 meets EU Green Power Requirement, which will help to reduce energy consumption and save the environment.

The rest spec is more or less the same with A-110. The A-200 still plays everything it find in the internal HDD, USB mass storage, network shares or online services. It looks much better in my mind and its price is very very nice – just $179! If I remember correctly this is less then the price of the A-110 was. So, the A-200 seems good candidate to occupy the space in the AV stand.

Popcorn Hour C-200 is available for order

popcorn hour c200

Popcorn Hour C-200 is available for order on its producer site at the price $299.00. The new model sports stronger processor, optional Blu-ray capability, gygabit Ethernet and RF remote control. There is a IR kit to use some IR-based universal remote control if you don’t satisfy RF one. The C-200 now lacks for TV tuner to replace all AV devices near TV.

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