Tech Spot: Popcorn Hour A-400 arrives at Amp3!

Popcorn Hour A-400 arrives at AMP3!


The latest Networked Media Jukebox from Popcorn Hour have landed – the A-400.

The Popcorn Hour A-400 is the latest in their line up of affordable media streamers.

Powered by the latest Sigma Designs’ CPU, it supports enhanced video performance with the VXP Video Processor. Housed in a fanless case designed by Silverstone and running the latest Network Media Jukebox software, the Popcorn Hour A-400 gives you the most of your media library.


- With VXP Video Processor, your viewing experience will never be the same

The Popcorn Hour A-400 features an all new Sigma Designs 8911 dual core 800MHz CPU with VXP Video Processor, bringing video quality to the next level. By offering a best in class video processor for deinterlacing, scaling and image enhancement, separate video post-processing is no longer required.

- 3D Movie Support

Now Supports Blu-ray 3D, MKV 3D, 3D Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom content.

- Networked Media Jukebox

The Popcorn Hour A-400 comes pre-loaded with industry’s most user friendly jukebox interface. No additional or complicated software setup needed. The Networked Media Jukebox automatically scans your media source and downloads useful information such as the cover-art, movie synopsis, cast and director. With the addition of multilingual support, you can enjoy your videos in your native language (supports up to 20 languages).

- Networked Media Jukebox (NMJ) Navigator

The new NMJ Navigator screen app allows you to browse your movies and music collections with ease. Just connect your iPad to your LAN with your Popcorn Hour A-400. The NMJ Navigator also acts as a soft remote, allowing you to have complete control over your Popcorn Hour A-400 with your iPad. With Interactive menus, you can easily sort your collection, share what you are watching with your friends on social network sites, or browse for movie information.

Listening to music is also interactive! You can listen to your favourite album without turning on your TV, just scroll through the list on your iPad while connected through your LAN to your Popcorn Hour A-400 and listen to it on your audio system.

- Silverstone Premium Case

Popcorn Hour have partnered with Silverstone to create a premium case for the Popcorn Hour A-400. Featuring a fanless cooling system, the Popcorn Hour A-400 operates silently. The new case also includes a built in SD card reader and a quick dock for optional hard drive slot for additional expandability.

- Popcorn Hour Apps Market

Watch global news, listen to internet radio or stay in touch with friends on Twitter. You can catch up on your favourite YouTube channel or play some casual games with the family. With over 90 free and premium TV Apps currently available, and even more on the way, there is something for everyone!

- NMT Apps, BitTorrent and Usenet Support

Turn off your power hungry PC and start downloading using the energy efficient Popcorn Hour A-400. And with the installation of an optional hard drive, you can access a series of NMT apps to add functionality to your Popcorn Hour A-400. The NMT Apps will turns the Popcorn Hour A-400 into a network attached storage drive, sharing the hard drive contents with other devices on your network.

- Multiple Codec and File Support

With support for nearly every media codec and file format, you will never have to worry about having to have the right format for your media. Simply select the file and enjoy. We keep our file support as up to date as possible, adding new codec versions via firmware updates.

- Firmware and Community

Popcorn Hour’s dedicated team of software engineers and developers work to protect your investment with regular firmware updates.

Popcorn Hour also have community forums which are home to over 90,000 passionate users who are always willing to help newcomers and veterans alike. (www.networkedmediatank.com)


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