New Popcorn Hour A-110 and B-110



Popcorn Hour has released two new products.  The new A-110 and the B-110 baseline.  The A-110 new features include

HDMI has been updated to the 1.3a spec, allowing full support of HD Audio pass-through for DTS HD-HR, DTS HD-MA, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD. The ports on the device have also been reconfigured, with a USB port moved to the rear panel, optical S/PDIF replacing the co-axial S/PDIF and a hardware reset button to allow for easier use of the device.

The B-110 is a mini-ITX board that you can put into your own case and customize it with more hard drives. It makes me think of using the B-110 as your server and the A-110 as extenders. It’s a pretty inexpensive full house media center setup. The B-110 features include

The Popcorn Hour B-110 Baseline Home Theater Motherboard (HTMB) is designed with the AV enthusiast in mind. With support for HDMI 1.3a, optical and coaxial S/PDIF connectors ensures that the user will not be lacking in connectivity options to their AV Receiver/TV. HD Audio pass-through is support for DTS HD-HR, DTS HD-MA, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD.

On the hardware and network side, the B-110 Baseline HTMB sports 4xUSB2.0 host ports, 2xSATA, 1xIDE, 10/100 Ethernet and mini-PCI WiFi support (WiFi card not included). It’s mini-ITX form-factor allowing it to be placed in any compliant casing. All these options combine to ensure that the user has the flexibility to customize the device to their preference.

You can pre-order the A-110 for $215 and pre-order the B-110 for $199. Lets hope they can keep them shipping faster than the A-100. I’m just hoping they send me one for free to test things out.



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