Popcorn Hour C200 Announced



Popcorn Hour C200 was announced in the forums today. It looks a lot bigger than the previous models. It’s more the size of a cable box. There are some very interesting improvements including Blu-Ray support and gigabit ethernet. I’ll be interested to see pricing. I might have to upgrade from the A100 that I have now. My A100 has been loaned out to co-workers for the past month or so because everyone was interested in it. Some more details are below.

* The new PopcornHour will be called the C-200.
* The C200 uses the Sigma Designs SMP8643 chipset – 667MHz CPU with floating point coprocessor
* Dimensions: 16.73″ x 11.42″ x 3.14″ and 8.3 lbs
* Memory: 512MB DDR2 DRAM, 256MB NAND Flash
* A/V Outputs: HDMI v1.3a with CEC, 36bpp deep color, 12-bit xvYCC processing and HDCP 1.2 content protection
Component Video, S-Video, Composite Video, Stereo Analog Audio, S/PDIF Optical and Coaxial Digital Audio
* 2x USB 2.0 host on front and 2x USB host on back
* 1x USB 2.0 internal
* 2x SATA (one occupied by HDD tray
* 3.5″ HDD Tray
* Internal mounting for 2.5″ HDD
* 2.4GHz RF Remote Control
* IR Remote Control port
* Network: Ethernet 10/100/1000 and miniPCI MII inteface for optional 11n WiFi card
* Connectity options: Bonjour, UPnP SSDP, UPnP AV, Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player NSS, Samba, NFS
* Media Servers: myiHome, myiHomeLite, myiHomeMS (UPnP), MSP Portal
* Third Party Media Servers: GB-PVR, BitTorrent P2P, Usenet downloader, WizD, SwissCenter, Llink,
* NAS access: SMB, NFS, FTP
* Video Containers supported: 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
* Video Decoders supported: XVID SD/HD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MP@HL, MPEG-4.2 ASP@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
* Audio Containers supported: AC, M4A, MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA), WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG
* Audio Decoders supported: 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 pass-through: DTS, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
* Other formats: ISO, IFO navigation, Rich Object Based Interactive Graphics, AVCHD navigation, Blu-ray ready (requires addition of compatible BD-ROM and at least 1GB USB stick or internal HDD)
* Photo Formats supported: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
* Subtitle formats supported: SRT, MicroDVD SUB, SSA, SUB/IDX

(via GeekTonic)



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