September 4th 2012 9:13 am

overview

The Popcorn Hour A-400 is the first player to utilize Sigma Design's Dual Core 800Mhz SMP 8911 chipset and offers up a fast and easy to use experience in a premium case made by Silverstone. Studio-quality VXP video processing is included, offering fully adaptive deinterlacing, adaptive detail enhancement featuring sharpness and texture enhancement with overshoot control, adaptive debanding, and adaptive contrast enhancement. With support for Blu-ray 3D-Video, Full-HD video, several audio and photo codec's and web content, users can experience their digital media how they want. The Syabas Apps Market, containing over 90 free and premium TV apps, gives users a broad selection of additional entertainment via the web.

Critic reviews

7.3
2 reviews
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Audio quality
    7.3
  • Ease of use
    7.3
  • Design and form factor
    8.0

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8.0
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  • Media support | 1 comment
    8.0
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Audio quality
    8.0
  • Ease of use | 1 comment
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
8.0
Pocket-Lint May 16, 2013

It's picture and sound quality will likely not be matched on any TV or other device. It might seem limited, in terms of modern media players, but the focus is still on picture quality more than it is on anything else, and there are more features here - like 3D and ripped Blu-ray playback.

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6.0
FlatPanelsHD Mar 1, 2013

We simply experienced too many bugs and shortcoming during the review. The A-400 surely has potential but if we were in charge we would probably wait 3-6 months before releasing the product to the public.

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First Looks

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Pocket-Lint Jan 25, 2013

Of course, the A-400 has a rich media interface available too, which you can opt to use over the plain text system. On older players, this interface was a bit sluggish, but the A-400 has a new dual-core processor, and a dedicated video processor.

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TrustedReviews Apr 12, 2013

For these kinds of users, the super-advanced codec support, the promise of frequent software updates and the ability to reliably slot the box into a wireless home network packed to the brim with terabytes of digital content are paramount.

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8.0
BoBMrTD BoBMrTD

Only to share my findings: - The firmware is under heavy development, so is not for usage out of the box - Simple to use if you know a bit about data network; you need some effort to be able to put, retrieve and share multimedia contents using it - Can be also fulfilled of contents, you need to...

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