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Old 20-09-2009, 10:14   #1
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Popcorn Hour C200 - anyone else really tempted by this?

http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/19/t...-into-the-wil/

This looks really nice to me. Some nice tweaks on top of the current versions, expected to have the usual massive array of codec support, should sit nicely in a hi-fi stack etc. And just a $300 price tag too!
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Old 20-09-2009, 10:43   #2
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I read a review of the previous model in What Hifi and I still have no idea what you're actually supposed to used these for.
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Old 20-09-2009, 11:00   #3
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I read a review of the previous model in What Hifi and I still have no idea what you're actually supposed to used these for.
Probably not the target audience for it then....no offence
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I read a review of the previous model in What Hifi and I still have no idea what you're actually supposed to used these for.
Stream media to a TV.
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As above, basically it can stream all media to your TV and hi-fi (e.g. MP3's, MP4 videos (Divx etc)). It really depends how much video you have on your computer. I actually have very little right now but intend to start storing some stuff on computer instead of getting the DVD out etc and this could be good for that.
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Old 20-09-2009, 11:21   #6
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I have the previous model and was tempted but it doesn't do anything new that I would actually use.

Big thread here has a bit more discussion http://www.thedvdforums.com/forums/s...d.php?t=515791

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Old 20-09-2009, 12:20   #7
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Ordered one from Advanced MP3 Players for £219. I am waiting to get it before I buy a HDD for it (unless any good bargains appear), let the community find the best option.
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Stream media to a TV.
Oh right!
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You can also put a HDD inside them and store dvd-collections Bluray collections etc
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How easy is it to put a Region A blu-ray rom in one of these?
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Old 20-09-2009, 13:13   #11
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I've got one on order from they direct. I plan to use it to replace my venerable squeezebox (where the inbuilt lcd should make sense) and to start moving some DVD's to my NAS and potentially to install a US region Blu Ray drive it (if I can't find a solution for multi-region).

I ordered on the first day they were available but with the problems they had I missed the first batch (which should have shipped by now) by all of 3 minutes so I am forced to wait until the end of the month.
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im tempted to sell my ps3 and get one of these. how quiet are they?
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Old 20-09-2009, 13:24   #13
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I'm in the same bout as Lou as there is nothing worth me upgrading from the A-110 I have now.
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I have the A-110 and the only thing that I can see me upgrading is getting a Region A bluray drive.
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I just bought a multi-region blu ray player (Tevion/Momitsu) but may still get one of these for Region A playback when living in the US as I am sure the quality will be superb. A 1.5TB or 2TB drive in it should prove good for storing DVD's on too for some of the ones I want to watch often, and then maybe a few TB's in a NAS to stream from when money allows.
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How much is the shipping from Advanced MP3 Players? When I bought my A110 directly from NMT themselves it came out much cheaper than any reseller was stocking it. At the moment with shipping the C200 comes out at about £213 direct.
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Mines shipped from NMT. Managed to bag one of the first batch on launch day.

I can't wait - love my A100 but with the added goodness the C200 brings I will be watching movies 24/7 !
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cheers splobber. 95% of the time, im using my ps3 as a media center anyway.
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I've today set up the nmtserver prog which dynamically serves the listings from the PC via YAMJ. With the box covers add-on installed it is sublime. It also has a MP3 scanner so you can stream all those with fanart in the background.
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You see these things always tempt me until I read a post like that
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