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Much anticipated player from Syabas based on the same fast Sigma 8643 chipset as used in the C-200 and A-200. The Popbox promised to break new ground when it was announced owing to the combination of the latest chipset, plentiful on-demand content (including Netflix), and a low price.
Sadly, Netflix has not materialised (or much else by the way of on-demand content). What the Popbox does have going for it is a great looking user interface and 'live' movie scraping from IMDB (as opposed to YAMJ / Zappiti).
|July 2010 2632 days agoLaunch Date |
Ranking 103/824 ?
Player Type Media Player (Sigma)
Chipset Family Sigma 864x (2009) ?
Chipset Model Sigma 8643 @ 0.67Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 3 /5 ?
Storage USB (2) SD
Network 10/100* ?
Size 203 x 154 x 32mm Fan No
Video Outputs HDMI Component
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK
DVD ISO Yes Blu-Ray ISO Yes. Simple (BD-Lite)
Gear Live Video Review
Places to Buy
There are 12 comments
December 29, 2012 - 04:39
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! ! !
September 06, 2011 - 16:12
Please integrate the new syabas player the "popbox v8" into this list. I was able to assay this player with the new chip 8671 at the IFA last weekend. the player is equally ordinary and brilliant
May 23, 2011 - 10:08
everything i've heard and seen about this box indicates that it is SLOW. with the latest sigma chipset, why should this be so?
May 20, 2011 - 09:48
can this unit copy files between external HD?
January 28, 2011 - 14:35
Bitstreaming of DTS-MA and Dolby TrueHD is now supported and has been for a while now. Description is out of date.
August 05, 2010 - 16:20
I purchase the Popbox (PB) in April within a day or 2 of the announced pre-sale on Amazon. Actually, I heard about the PB just days prior to the CES show in January 2010. In essence, I have been tracking the PB for 6 months. Received the PB the week of July 18th. The bottom line: This is a very ill conceived product. Designed and implemented by shear novices. There's a myriad of little things among big things wrong with this box to indicate that the designers just don't have a clue. The UI is busted as demonstrated on a Tekzilla PB preview episode. Does not play all media types. If a media is unrecognized by the PB you get a black screen. Go no further than Amazon USA ratings for the PB. Just dismal. There is a silver lining however. Post PB I researched and came across and purchased the Nixeus Fusion HD and the kin to the Fusion the Viewsonic VMP75. Both work very well.
July 22, 2010 - 13:13
Thanks for your new update, iboum.
July 15, 2010 - 22:01
Launched now, can't wait!
May 20, 2010 - 07:53
When will it be available in USA?
April 07, 2010 - 16:50
I really want this box, any news on when it will be released?
April 07, 2010 - 04:32
Is this thing even releasing anytime soon or was just some vaporware?
January 11, 2010 - 03:43
When shut down by remote control, does the machine completely turn off power to the USB external HDD?
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