Popcorn Hour Crew: Specs for the NEW Popcorn hour are finally here!

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  1. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    everyone seems to sack ride these hard

    worth every penny? or is my ps3 with streaming support the same shit
     
  3. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I've only had mine for a week, but I fucking LOVE it:

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=4227226


    Well worth the price I paid considering I had bought a D-Link DSM-320 and DSM-520 in the past, and those wouldn't play ANY high def content, but they were the same price. Compared to the D-Link line of products, I would buy a popcorn hour again without hesitation, just wish I had known about them sooner :hs:
     
  4. phonics

    phonics No good sir, I'm on the level. OT Supporter

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    didnt realise anything was wrong with the old one other than the gui

    what does the new one do differently/improve upon?
     
  5. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    Comparing the specs directly across to the A-110, this is what has been added in addition to what the A-110 already does:

    Media servers: myiHomeMS (UPnP)

    Photo: Pikeo, 23

    RSS feed: NMT Forum, Weather Bug

    Internet Radio: Radio box, Live365 Radio (these replace shoutcast, or at least shoutcast is not listed)

    Audio decoder: MPEG-4 AAC-LC
    MPEG-4 HE-AAC
    MPEG-4 BSAC

    Other formats: Rich Object Based Interactive Graphics, AVCHD navigation, Blu-ray ready (requires addition of compatible BD-ROM and at least 1GB USB stick or internal HDD)

    Subtitle formats: MicroDVD SUB

    DRM: Cardea DRM (WMDRM-ND), Janus DRM (WMDRM-PD)

    Chipset: Sigma Designs SMP8643, 667MHz CPU with floating point coprocessor (A-110 uses: Sigma Designs SMP8635)

    Memory: 512MB DDR2 DRAM, 256MB NAND Flash (A-110 has: 256MB DDR SDRAM, 32MB Flash)

    Audio/Video Outputs: HDMI v1.3a with CEC, 36bpp deep color, 12-bit xvYCC processing and HDCP 1.2 content protection (A-110 has: HDMI v1.3a (up to 1080p) )

    Other Interface
    192x64 dots white text on blue background LCD display, with software adjustable brightness and power off
    Power button with standby, reset and full power down
    2x USB 2.0 host at the front
    2x USB 2.0 host at the back
    1x USB 2.0 internal
    2x SATA (one occupied by HDD tray)
    3.5" HDD tray
    Internal mounting for 2.5" HDD
    2.4GHz RF Remote Control
    Infra-Red Remote Control port (Infra-Red Remote Control optional)

    Network
    Ethernet 10/100/1000
    miniPCI MII interface for 11n WiFi card (optional)
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    :sad2: Not sure if it is going to be worth upgrading although the better processor and more ram might make for better skins :noes:
     
  7. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    :werd: Faster navigation of pages would be nice :hs:



    I'm just pissed that I didn't know ANYTHING about it until, literally, the day AFTER my A-110 had been shipped and charged to my card, or I would have waited :hammer:
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    It'll probably be over $300 and IMO that starts to get to the point where getting an HTPC would be the better option.
     
  9. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    according to werner (the site admin and man behind the PCH):


    for whatever that's worth :dunno:
     
  10. threeclaws

    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    Pics of it with bluray drive mounted...which also makes me think that if they could put this out for ~$350 with Bluray drive, that could make it a helluva' deal for people that actually want bluray.
    [​IMG]
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    Yeah I saw that, they said the same thing about the 110 and it ended up being $50 more than the 100 with almost no real improvements, that $50 basically covered the DTS licensing.
     
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    [paradox] No replacement for displacement. 6.0L Crew.

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    looks a fuckload bigger :hs:
     
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    This looks interesting. It just sucks that I'd be getting it to mainly play MKV content on the TV. :hs:
     
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    jero Let me just put the tip in...

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    wow. Wonder how much this shit will cost.

    Looks sexy. I might just hold off on my htcp build ( i have a pch but was thinking of doing a htpc for another room in the house ).

    Looks great. I really love the fact they did 10/100/1000.
     
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    I'm going to try and see if i can't play 720p content on my netbook and use it as my HTPC :o
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    Assuming you got an atom based netbook then it can play 720p with coreavc installed.
     
  19. BiggDoggUNC

    BiggDoggUNC Show me a good loser... and I'll show you a loser.

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    was about to order a popcorn hour tonight... guess I'll wait it out
     
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    Most Atom machines can just barely play *some* 720p, and stutter through some of it.
     
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    what's a decent htpc cost? are they easy to put together/set up?

    are there places that make them for you?
     
  22. Jason

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    Depends on what you want it do be capable of.
     
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    looks huge :o
     
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    looks much bigger
     

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