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Popcorn Hour A-210
Updated version of the A-200, now without the fan and in a slightly smaller (square and metal) case. Both updates are very welcome and improve an already impressive player.
Firmware problems bedeviled the early Popcorn Hour 864x based players but, with a year of development in the bag, they have finally been overcome. The A-210 now has one of the best multi-format Media Player firmwares. The only drawbacks are a lack of paid on-demand (Netflix et. al) and no Blu-Ray ISO support (saved for the C-200).
|December 2010 3151 days agoLaunch Date |
Ranking 44/837 ?
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 (1) USB (2)
Network 10/100* Optional Wi-Fi(n) ?
Size 270 x 132 x 32mm Fan No
Video Outputs HDMI Component Composite
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK Coaxial
DVD ISO Yes Blu-Ray ISO Yes. Simple (BD-Lite)
Youtube /Popcorn Hour A-210
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Popcorn Hour A-210 Discussion|
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December 29, 2012 - 04:37
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! ! !
August 20, 2012 - 09:56
will the Popcorn play .dv files ?
.dv files are the raw, uncompressed files that come from normal MiniDV tapes. It is very hard to find a player that plays .dv files.
Thank you very much for any info. Best JOHN
August 04, 2011 - 17:57
You must be abusing the hell out of your A210-as I've mentioned before I've had mine with a 1 terrabyte WD Green drive installed and never even one glitch over the last 7 months.
February 20, 2011 - 06:45
I've returned the PCH A-200 to my dealer. Whatever I clicked on the remote, it still didn't play a photo slide show! More issues are: (1) Yamaha remote contr. interferes with the volume from the PCH A-210, if I turn up the volume from my Yamaha HTR the volume goes down on the PCH. (2) Music videos (concerts) out of synchronisation. (3) In my case not compatible with 4 and 8 GB (NTFS formatted) Kingston tumbdrives and an external HDD 100GB. (4) It doesn't automaticly play the next video or music file in one folder! ! ! (5) Many functions simply doent work on the remote, like "previous or next file". (6) It doesn't play some formats, while my Egreat EG-R1 and my PC plays them just fine. I've got high expectations before I purschased the PCH. Might it be a problem with the mainboard?
May 04, 2011 - 05:21
A small rectification on my comment from 20 February 2011. It should be "I've returned the PCH A-210 to my dealer...".
May 13, 2011 - 17:10
I've had an A210 since last December and have a 1 tb 3.5" hd inntalled and don't have have any problems with excessive heat buildup even after the unit has been on for a few hours. It helps if you use a 5400 rpm "green drive"-these generate much less heat than the 7400 rpm ones and they run much quieter.
February 10, 2011 - 04:57
I have been working for a couple of days with the PCH A-210 and it works great with all my video files. But unfortunately it doesn't play a photo slide show. It just shows the first picture and that's it. It is updated with the latest firmware. Has anyone experienced something like this?
February 19, 2011 - 07:08
just press PLAY on your remote while selecting the first picture
February 04, 2011 - 10:21
Is this thing available in the US yet? I cannot find it (which means I can't google it. Lazy I know)
June 26, 2011 - 03:11
January 29, 2011 - 19:13
got mine just a month ago.
really worth buying!
January 19, 2011 - 19:42
Besides not looking like a cheap router, what does this unit give you that the A200 doesn't?
January 25, 2011 - 10:06
It is not an awful looking plastic box and it has no fan.
January 02, 2011 - 22:56
Can you please remove the truehd downmix property? It has been broken since September
November 24, 2010 - 22:27
I have an A200 and love the way it plays 99% of av files-but with the A210-my A200 is going bye bye to be replaced with the A210 because of the new case and fanless cooling.
November 24, 2010 - 16:54
A worthy successor to the A-110? Had the A-110 and thought it was nothing but a piece of buggy garbage.
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