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Popcorn Hour Popbox V8
One of the first players using the 700Mhz Sigma 867x chipset. Looks to offer good format support including full 7.1 audio and has a nice looking interface. Makes a lot of the ability to run Syabas Apps but how many of these will be available and how much use they'll be is yet to be determined. Physically tiny and silent. Only available in Europe (at least initially).

Popcorn Hour PopBox V8
Specification Summary

Launch Date October 2011 2848 days ago
Country USA
Ranking 69/837   ? 
Player Type Media Player (Sigma)
Chipset Family Sigma 867x (2011)   ? 
Chipset Model Sigma 8671 @ 0.7Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 3 /5   ? 
Storage USB (2)
Network 10/100   ? 
Size 128 x 31 x 100mm   Fan No
Video Outputs HDMI Component Composite
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK Coaxial
DVD ISO Yes   Blu-Ray ISO Yes. Simple (BD-Lite)
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 Popbox V8 Discussion

There are 9 comments
Dutchie – Netherland
December 29, 2012 - 04:36

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! ! !

Reply to Dutchie
April 08, 2013 - 18:43

Douchey I mean Dutchie probably was offered a free Dune cheap media player for it's rants. blurken splurken durken

September 01, 2012 - 12:01

Does this have better picture quality than the crappy Popcorn Hour A-300. I find the picture of the A-300 to have poor black levels and lack sharpness compared to other players I have owned. Thanks

Randy – Singapore
June 07, 2012 - 06:27

own one.

Fast user interface, fast browsing through my NAS.

Agree with geezer below, it has quite a few bugs. Got audio dropouts and video dropouts issues. Yet forum mods are more keen to ask you to prove it than try taking a look at it. Hopefully it takes a turn for the better.

geezerpl – PL
January 17, 2012 - 17:37

Be aware of MANY bugs.


Keep off this product for now.

geezerpl – PL
December 16, 2011 - 16:20

First impressions ...
FFW/REWIND crashes after a few seconds (regardless the speed - 4x or 16x). 1080p .mkv

Damon – United States
November 26, 2011 - 03:50

Syabas has announced that it is available globally from the Popbox website as of today.

Planetenumerique – France
September 26, 2011 - 07:10

The V8 is available and i have performed a review of it on m'y dedicated website.
What is new in it is the direct download of covert art and movie information.
What i regret is not to have a wall poster capability.
M'y review www.planetenumerique.com

Elpee – USA
September 22, 2011 - 13:05

Nothing new at high price.

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Detailed Specification
Max Resolution1080p
Box TypeSigma
Chipset FamilySigma 867x (2011)
Chipset ModelSigma 8671
Chipset Ghz0.7
Flash Memory (GB)
Internal HDD
USB Host2
USB Slave
USB Version2.0
SD Card Type
Other Storage
File Systems
Network ProtocolsSamba, Bonjour, DLNA, WM-DRM
Wired Network10/100
Wireless Network
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-4.2ASP@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 FLV H.264
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, Real Video (RM)
Audio Formats (Codecs)Dolby Digital DTS WMA, WMA Pro MPEG-1 Layer 1, 2, 3 MPEG-4 AAC-LC MPEG-4 HE-AAC MPEG-4 BSAC LPCM FLAC Vorbis
Audio Extensions (Containers)AAC, M4A MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA) WAV WMA FLAC OGG, APE, TTA
Image FormatsJPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Subtitle FormatsSRT, MicroDVD SUB, SSA, SUB/IDX, Opensubtitle direct download
3D Top Bottom
3D Frame PackingNo
3D Frame Sequential
Blu-Ray 3DNo
Blu-Ray ISOYes. Simple (BD-Lite)
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 Radio
Web ServicesLoads. Syabas Popbox Apps
Native XBMC
Play Store
Web Browser
Browser Detail
Front LCDNo
Supplied Remote
Power5V 2A
Power Usage Standby
W (mm)128
D (mm)31
H (mm)100
Volume (litre)0.39
Weight (kg)
W (inches)8.0
D (inches)6.0
H (inches)1.3
Weight (lb)
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