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Popcorn Hour C-200
The Popcorn Hour C-200 was the first Media Player to use a Sigma 864x chipset (the 8643). It stands out by offering an optional internal Blu-Ray drive and full BD-ISO support. The C-200 offers great connectivity, including 2 HDD bays, and 5 USB ports (2 front mounted). Other unusual but appreciated features are an RF remote, front mounted LCD screen, and a mini-PCI expansion slot. The only criticism that could be levelled at the hardware is physical size. It is huge.

The C-200 firmware went through a tough birth but is now highly developed and capable. NMT third-party apps give you access to every software feature you could imagine.

Popcorn Hour C-200
Specification Summary

Launch Date September 2009 3608 days ago
Country USA
Ranking 35/837   ? 
Player Type Media Player (Sigma)
Chipset Family Sigma 864x (2009)   ? 
Chipset Model Sigma 8643 @ 0.67Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 3 /5   ? 
Storage Internal 3.5" SATA (2) USB (5)
Network 10/100* Optional Wi-Fi(n)  ? 
Size 425 x 290 x 80mm   Fan No
Video Outputs HDMI Component Composite
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK Coaxial
DVD ISO Yes   Blu-Ray ISO Yes
XBMC No   ? 
HD Audio DTS DmixTrueHD DmixDTS-HD MA Dmix
DTS PassTrueHD PassDTS-HD MA Pass   ? 
Page last updated: 31-May-13
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Popcorn Hour C-200 Discussion

There are 13 comments
January 16, 2015 - 19:56

I've had my C200 for over five years now. Since late 2009. It still performs great. So far the only issue I had was with the power supply. I replaced it in Summer 2014. although I don't use my C200 as much as I did in the old days since I mainly use my A400s for media playback now. But anytime I want to view a 2D BD ISO with full BD menus, I fire up my C200.

Dutchie – Netherland
December 29, 2012 - 04:42

This site doesn’t give the real score for Popcorn players. For example, 2 players first in the range of 59 and 60 (Popcorn Hour PopBox & Popcorn Hour A-200) are suddenly upgraded to 45 and 46. Also with the other PCH players they are giving unreliable scores. Iboum has surely made a deal with the Popcorn management. 1 STAR FOR ALL POPCORN PLAYERS! ! !

Gabriele – Italy
December 15, 2011 - 13:24

I can't enter in my c200 from my pc with windows seven(64), I see it in my network but if I try to enter there is an error message "Windows: impossibile to access at \\pch-c200", If I try with a pc with XP there are no problems.
What can I do?

Joe V – USA
September 25, 2010 - 15:49

Latest firmware has broken TrueHD Dmix. Iboum please remove this feature from the matrix.

Rom – UK
April 11, 2010 - 18:04

Don't rely on the specifications on this site as they are unreliable.

Reply to Rom
April 11, 2010 - 18:18

Read the full discussion with Rom on the PH-A200 page. Our specs are correct and are the most accurate representation of the facts you will find.

Support for the DTS-HD MA is partial on both the Popcorn Hour A-200 and C-200.

Reply to Rom
Rom – UK
April 11, 2010 - 20:10

I repeat, they are incorrect, I have a C-200 and get DTS-HD MA and TrueHD from my C-200. Simply because HD audio is not supported in SOME containers does not mean it cannot do HD audio - which is what this site is implying.

Reply to Rom
April 11, 2010 - 20:42

The summary text states the correct complex position re. DTS-HD MA and the specs state 'partial'. We are entirely accurate.

December 16, 2009 - 10:11

Without paying $50 for the IR remote kit this is NOT harmony compatible!!

November 24, 2009 - 03:53

I canceled my order for c-200 after waiting for one month+ because of continues delays. Proved to be the right thing to do.
1GB NIC was the selling point for me - Syabas still hasn't fixed it in firmware. You can probably get a faster transfer speed off of WD in 10/100.

September 12, 2009 - 11:15

At the moment these are working: LG GGC-H20L, LG CH08LS

List of compatability is here:

September 10, 2009 - 11:15

does anyone know what kind of bluray drive this support?

August 27, 2009 - 11:14

popcorn hour webpage is down 27 th august. popular media player!!

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Detailed Specification
Max Resolution1080p
Box TypeSigma
Chipset FamilySigma 864x (2009)
Chipset ModelSigma 8643
Chipset Ghz0.67
Flash Memory (GB)
Internal HDD3.5" SATA
HDD Num2
USB Host5
USB Slave
USB Version2.0
SD Card Type
Other Storage
File SystemsFAT, EXT, NTFS
Network ProtocolsSamba, NFS, FTP, Bonjour, Windows Media Connect
Wired Network10/100*
Wireless Network Optional Wi-Fi(n)
Component Video1
Composite Video1
HDMI Version1.3
Audio/Video OtherS-Video
Stereo L/R Audio1
S/PDIF Coaxial1
AV Recording
AV Inputs
Video Formats (Codecs)XVID SD/HD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MP@HL, MPEG-4.2 ASP@L5 - 720p - 1-point GMC, MPEG-4.10 (H.264) : BP@L3 - MP@L4.0 - HP@L4.0 - HP@L4.1, WMV9 : MP@HL, SMPTE 421M (VC-1) : MP@HL, AP@L3
Video Extensions (Containers)MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V), MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG, DAT, VOB), MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS), AVI, ASF, WMV, Matroska (MKV), MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4
Audio Formats (Codecs)WMA, WMA Pro, MPEG-1 Layer 1, 2, 3, MPEG-4 AAC-LC, MPEG-4 HE-AAC, MPEG-4 BSAC, LPCM, FLAC, Vorbis. Audio Pass-Through: DTS, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Audio Extensions (Containers)AAC, M4A, MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA), WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG
Image FormatsJPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Subtitle FormatsSRT, MicroDVD SUB, SSA, SUB/IDX
3D Top Bottom
3D Frame PackingNo
3D Frame Sequential
Blu-Ray 3DNo
Blu-Ray ISOYes
Dolby Digital (AC3) DownmixYes
Dolby Digital (AC3) PassthroughYes
Dolby Digital Plus DownmixYes
Dolby Digital Plus PassthroughYes
Dolby TrueHD DownmixYes
Dolby TrueHD PassthroughYes
DTS DownmixYes
DTS PassthroughYes
DTS-HD HR DownmixYes
DTS-HD HR PassthroughYes
DTS-HD MA DownmixYes
DTS-HD MA PassthroughYes
Internet RadioYes
Web ServicesLoads
Native XBMC
Play Store
Web Browser
Browser Detail
Front LCDYes
Supplied Remote
Power100~240V AC, 50~60 Hz, max 2.5A. typical: 13 W (no additional device installed/attached). maximum: 70 W
Power Usage Standby13
W (mm)425
D (mm)290
H (mm)80
Volume (litre)9.86
Weight (kg)3.70
W (inches)16.7
D (inches)11.4
H (inches)3.1
Weight (lb)8.14
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