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Popcorn Hour A-110 HD Networked Media Tank - £161.10 delivered @ Advanced MP3 Players
Popcorn Hour A-110 HD Networked Media Tank - £161.10 delivered @ Advanced MP3 Players

Popcorn Hour A-110 HD Networked Media Tank - £161.10 delivered @ Advanced MP3 Players

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It looks like the declining dollar and, perhaps, the recent announcement about the PCH C-200 led to a reduction in price for the A-110.

Please note you need to use the discount code "jolly" at checkout (10% off gadgets) in order to get the price of £161.10. 4% Quidco / Topcashback is available on top so this can effectively bring down the price to £154.65.

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very good... this beats the scan deal posted earlier!

great price hot but i think i will wait for the new one

check out trusted reviews video for the low down

trustedreviews.com/vid…110

£154 is a cracking price for this!

I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: [url]www.xtreamer.net[/url]

It seems to do more for less.

What's the difference between the 110 and the 200?

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solid;5621476

What's the difference between the 110 and the 200?



AFAIK, the quality of video and audio is expected to be broadly the same on the 110 and 200 (it is possible that the 200 might support a few more types of weirdly encoded 1080p MKV files with L5.1 profile but this has not been confirmed).

Otherwise, the 200 has an LCD screen and can support up to two internal hard drives (or one hard drive + one blu ray player). The 110 can only support one hard drive and no blu ray player. The 200 will also have more RAM and a faster processor, which should enable the various Linux apps to run faster, e.g. Media Jukbox, Torrent / Usenet downloads and unpacking which apparently can get quite slow on the A110.

On the official Popcorn Hour US web site, the C-200 is priced at $299 (pre sales tax and pre delivery charges) while the A-110 is priced at $215 - so this gives an idea of the price differential to expect once this reaches the UK.

Can,t wait for the new one to come out. The popcorn hour is the best thing i have purchased, it works and works well. Superb

BarGin;5621256

I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: … I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: [url]www.xtreamer.net[/url]It seems to do more for less.



Looks good, I'd buy it if it support BT downloads.

wow that is cheap

Would love to get this, but I'm just kinda hoping that Sony will implement MKV support on PS3. Also I already have a XVID HDD Media player, so it seems like I'm wasting too much money Guess I'll just have to stick with re-encoding my MKVs for a while.

BarGin;5621256

I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: … I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: [url]www.xtreamer.net[/url]It seems to do more for less.



If this works it will be awesome.

Great price for the popcorn hour. I would be tempted if I didn't already have a WDTV.

i always thought the media tank was one that had the hd as an internal feature, am i wrong
I need a media player and am in two minds weather to get one/several that have an internal hd or somehow keep all the files on an external somewhere and link up several players of it
Whats the best way to do it please ?

BarGin;5621256

I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: … I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: [url]www.xtreamer.net[/url]It seems to do more for less.



Actually that looks pretty good, am I right in assuming that this will support x264 as well?

Good price cheers:thumbsup:

BarGin;5621256

I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: … I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: [url]www.xtreamer.net[/url]It seems to do more for less.



Not heard of that before. That does look very promising (shame the shipping is so expensive) but still works out at about £101 delivered.

Will have to wait a bit and see how it REALLY compares.

Oh and their website advertising using it to play downloaded bluray rips is probably not a bright move :whistling:

zabbyh;5625062

Actually that looks pretty good, am I right in assuming that this will … Actually that looks pretty good, am I right in assuming that this will support x264 as well?



It says x264 all over the intro video ;-)

skellysgirl;5625061

i always thought the media tank was one that had the hd as an internal … i always thought the media tank was one that had the hd as an internal feature, am i wrong I need a media player and am in two minds weather to get one/several that have an internal hd or somehow keep all the files on an external somewhere and link up several players of it Whats the best way to do it please ?



This Popcorn Hour does have space for an internal HDD afaik..

Bother, I just ordered one of these on Friday and paid £179. How did you hear about the discount code?

OFI;5625154

It says x264 all over the intro video ;-)This Popcorn Hour does have … It says x264 all over the intro video ;-)This Popcorn Hour does have space for an internal HDD afaik..



Lol i didn't watch it. I was just looking around the website, and closed the video.

"xtreamer.net/90/…spx

* Streaming video over WiFi under best condition only able to achieve up to 10Mbps"

mmm no HD content over that link then..

ash.connor;5624932

Looks good, I'd buy it if it support BT downloads.



It does and news groups but you need a hard drive inside i have one and a WDTV and can tell you its one of the best things Ive ever bought as for waiting for the 200 why the only upgrade is the ability to plug in a blueray drive and has external sata ports which defeats the object of being a streaming device.

This steams full 1080p bluerips over a wired network with no issues and I've not found a format that it doesn't play. There always some one who says wait why wait this does it all and the 200 doesn't offer anything more and will be another £60-£70 at this price its a steal and i got mine from advanced mp3 in January and it was £200 and nowhere had stock and there's usually a free gift that you have to add to the basket i got an mp3player.

excellent price for this.

Yes, it supports a SATA hard disk internally - I know 1.5tb have been tried, not sure about 2tb. Not all drives are compatible though - I know it's picky about Hitachi Deskstars.

Yes, it supports torrents, and also nzbs. Lots of good support out there... check out [url]www.networkedmediatank.com[/url] for lots more info.

Voted hot..

zabbyh;5625050

Would love to get this, but I'm just kinda hoping that Sony will … Would love to get this, but I'm just kinda hoping that Sony will implement MKV support on PS3. Also I already have a XVID HDD Media player, so it seems like I'm wasting too much money Guess I'll just have to stick with re-encoding my MKVs for a while.


have you had a look at the PS3mediaserver - ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/
Most people I know that have PS3's use that. You still need to stream but will transcode most stuff.
avforums has a good discussion about it.

scoobies;5625599

have you had a look at the PS3mediaserver - … have you had a look at the PS3mediaserver - http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/Most people I know that have PS3's use that. You still need to stream but will transcode most stuff.avforums has a good discussion about it.



Ps3 doesn't downmix audio but was suprised that it did play HD files.As someone else mentioned the XtremerHD player looks very good delivered with free Nwireless dongle £103 delivered starts shipping the 1st July but the first batch has all been sold and we don't know how they will perform as there's been non tested or seen in the wild by reviewers but if it does whats promised it may be the new king of streamers.

waiting for c-200 :-D
voted hot... definitely
thanks a lot

Heat/Rep given! :thumbsup:

Ordered one for my Sisters birthday pressie.

Thanks.

Cheekster.

P.S. Anyone who already owns one of these, what are the best 1TB or 1.5TB drives to purchase for this?

The Western Digital "Green" drives work with this well - I used a 500Gb one (I think its model is the WDS500AAC or something similar). They're great drives -- quiet, fast (for a "green" model) and suit this sort of application well.

By the way, here's Home Cinema Choice's (glowing) review of the A110:
]Popcorn A110 Review @HCC.

For those of you with servers (Windows Home Server?), there is a very cool application called ]NMTServer which will dynamically stream the Popcorn "menus" to give an nice graphic-based skinnable UI based on your media library.

And to convert HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays into single-files (.TS, .M2TS) playable by the Popcorn, check out this easy-to-use app called ]ToNMT. Partner it with ]AnyDVD HD to rip your disc collections onto your media servers for Popcorn use. No more waiting for the BR (or HD-DVD drive) to read your disc!

Also, note that the Popcorn handles HD sound formats i.e. Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA via its HDMI if you have a suitably-equipped AV receiver.

Hope that helps - it's a great bit of kit!

I have had a PCH-A100 for over half a year now, it's a brilliant bit of kit, this one has a few extra features (like DTS, so no need for a separate decoder)

I hate to ask a stupid question but there was talk of "streaming over a wired network". Are you able to do this/use this wirelessly?

Original Poster

adrian007uk;5626489

I hate to ask a stupid question but there was talk of "streaming over a … I hate to ask a stupid question but there was talk of "streaming over a wired network". Are you able to do this/use this wirelessly?



I'm currently using a PS3 with PS3 Media Server for streaming purposes (similar type of network and bandwith required as the A-110). Normal wireless works fine for most types of Standard Definition files. However, at least on my network, high definition MKVs (1080p) will stutter severely on wireless and be unwatchable. Since I could not have a wired connection (my desktop is downstairs, my TV / PS3 are upstairs), I bought a pair of 200 Mbps Homeplugs and this solved all my problems. 85 Mbps Homeplugs are probably fine too.

For info, a standard wireless connection will usually max out at 14-15 Mbps / sec, which is usually not enough for a 1080p MKV (some people have reported otherwise but that was not my experience). A Homeplug will increase this to 50-100 Mbps or so depending on the wiring of your house.

Original Poster

Sholan;5625264

Bother, I just ordered one of these on Friday and paid £179. How did you … Bother, I just ordered one of these on Friday and paid £179. How did you hear about the discount code?



myvouchercodes.co.uk/dis….uk

BarGin;5621256

I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: … I've just ordered a similar product coming out soon. Details here: [url]www.xtreamer.net[/url]It seems to do more for less.



This looks interesting for the given price point. Will definitely have to keep an eye out for reviews over the coming weeks

shows £179.00 to me ?

Sorry to dampen the thread, because I thought this was a great price, but buying through popcornhour website it works out at.... 250 U.S. dollars = 150.249414 British pounds

Plus the £30 customs charge that will turn up about a month after you receive it.

Original Poster

Plus at least £20 for Fedex. I think this used to be a better deal back in the days when £1 equalled $2 but not any more.

Rusty!;5626816

Plus the £30 customs charge that will turn up about a month after you … Plus the £30 customs charge that will turn up about a month after you receive it.



Ahhh yeah customs!! forgot about that!! Im going to the US in couple of months anyway, might pick one up then

johnlondon2000;5626850

Plus at least £20 for Fedex. I think this used to be a better deal back … Plus at least £20 for Fedex. I think this used to be a better deal back in the days when £1 equalled $2 but not any more.



That price includes the $35 shipping

gram333uk;5626800

Sorry to dampen the thread, because I thought this was a great price, but … Sorry to dampen the thread, because I thought this was a great price, but buying through popcornhour website it works out at.... 250 U.S. dollars = 150.249414 British pounds



But this thread is a deal about buying it from a UK store...

£161.10 delivered @ [color=green][size=5]Advanced MP3 Players[/size][/color]

advancedmp3players.co.uk/sho…tml

Or have I missed something?

johnlondon2000;5626635

I'm currently using a PS3 with PS3 Media Server for streaming purposes … I'm currently using a PS3 with PS3 Media Server for streaming purposes (similar type of network and bandwith required as the A-110). Normal wireless works fine for most types of Standard Definition files. However, at least on my network, high definition MKVs (1080p) will stutter severely on wireless and be unwatchable. Since I could not have a wired connection (my desktop is downstairs, my TV / PS3 are upstairs), I bought a pair of 200 Mbps Homeplugs and this solved all my problems. 85 Mbps Homeplugs are probably fine too. For info, a standard wireless connection will usually max out at 14-15 Mbps / sec, which is usually not enough for a 1080p MKV (some people have reported otherwise but that was not my experience). A Homeplug will increase this to 50-100 Mbps or so depending on the wiring of your house.




Thanks for the information and advice. Do you think buying something like this is a better idea than building a media centre PC?
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