There's no sense pretending otherwise - Here at DigitalReviews we love the Popcorn Hour range of Network Media Streamers. From the A-100 we reviewed back in 2008 to the class leading C-200 reviewed a little over 6 months ago, Syabas's Network Media Tanks have all packed quite a punch.
Read on as we take a look at the A-110's successor: The Popcorn Hour A-200.
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Unlike MP3 players however, the network media player segment is yet to be dominated by any one major player. This allows manufacturers to release genuinely different devices in the hope that their unique formula might just catch on and be the next big thing.
Enter the AC Ryan PlayOn!HD.
Firstly the unit is “top of the Tree” in the Astone Media Gear range, with an impressive specification sheet to go with it We have noted already that it is not supplied with a Hard drive, understandable because users individual capacity needs will vary.
No dongle is supplied with the unit, and we are surprised at this as it would have been seen as a more complete package. The Ethernet only supports 10/100 Mbps where ,being a top notch product we could have reasonably expected 10/100/1000.
Since early 2008 we've been keenly interested in Syabas's Popcorn Hour units. Shortly after our review of the ground breaking A-100, we took a look at the refined A-110 along with its somewhat confused sibling, the B-110.
With the new Popcorn Hour C-200 however, Syabas is looking to change the media streaming game forever.
After rummaging around in the dungeon in order to find 10 mini VHS camera video tapes of our wedding and reception taken in 2001, I elected to transfer the video from this virtually obsolete medium to DVD. Risking being in the dog house forever if I botched the job, I unpacked the unit provided by www.oo.com.au and started to connect it to a TV.
This is a 6 Head PAL/NTSC with playback HI FI & Hi speed rewind product.
A number of media players have been crossing the desks of DigitalReviews lab in recent times. The latest unit is the Avedia MP7220 DVB-T Media Center. However, under the hood the Avedia MP7220 is not just your ordinary media player.
With thanks to Avedia for providing the unit, let's read on to see what puts it firmly ahead of the pack and how it fares.