Popcorn Hour - Alternative to APPLE TV

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  1. devedge

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    Just want to get your opinion on this new gadget. Base on its specs its much like the Apple TV or even better. Unlike the Apple TV it can play HD movies and different formats aside from "Apple's" (selfish) files. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. rbenzon

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    no wifi? bummer.

    if i were you, i'd wait for it to come out. besides, this and apple tv are like, well, apples and lemons. ;)

    can this device surf youtube, or my .mac galleries, or flickr? can it download hd podcasts? what can this thing do without relying on a pc or another device?

    i wanted simplicity, peace of mind, and oneness with my macness, so i went with apple tv. no regrets whatsoever.
     
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    just bought this one last week..saw this one on another forum..i think its a good device since its already all in one...

    @rbenzon
    yes i think it can surf youtube, flickr, apple trailers and a lot more..
    it comes with a bittorrent downloader na and you can stream files from your pc

    if philmug would allow me to post screenshots here?
    can i just copy and paste the screenshots i got from the other pinoy forum?
     
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    It's a good device but its a bummer that you can't put the videos directly from a video cam into this device.( or can it?) Can anyone enlighten me on this?:D
     
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    Thank you guys for the reply! I'll be testing the product this week, i'll keep you posted :)
     
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    @mocha.frap : i haven't tried that yet..what's your video cam ba? is it HDD? or dvd-cam?

    i'll post the screenshots from the other forum hope that moderator won't ban me..just want to enlighten the other members here with the product i just bought..
     
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    here are the screenshots..

    this is the actual product
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    Media Service Portal, actually i haven't tried all of the features hehe..
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    Main Menu for me its very easy to browse..
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    @devedge let me know if you have the item this weekend and lets share some infos..thanks!


    this is what i liked the most, bittorrent downloader which can save electricity compared to my PC which is around 550watts

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    very useful link..Apple Trailers directly from the player

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    NBA Final ESPN HD 720p
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  10. Kenneth

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    is this locally available already? how much? Have you enountered a video file which it can't play yet?
     
  11. parc

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    yes bought it last week from another pinoy forum..i can give you his contact no..or i can tell him to join this forum..so far wala pa naman it can play divx, mkv, h264 or mov actually lahat..i'm very satisfied with this product, no codec needed :)
     
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    Yeah, how much is it? It doesn't have wifi no?
     
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    Where did you buy it and for how much? I could imagine myself sticking my unused 500GB PATA drive to good use with this. :)
     
  14. parc

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    bought it 14,500 less 10% kaso until june 21 lng dw..i already asked him if i can give his no. ok lng dw..can i post contact nos. here? bka kasi mamaya maban ako hehe..

    it doesn't have wifi..but i already tried streaming from my PC going to the the popcorn hour..so far no problem at all..no lag or stutter..2loy 2loy lng sya..kasi if ever wifi bka magkaproblem lng sa signal :)

    @you_hectic

    good for you..ako i'm just using my old ide hard disk for bittorrent purposes and streaming most of my movies from my pc which is on the other room and sometimes using my flash disk :)
     
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    wow! What I like about this is the bitorrent client built-in. And plays like VLC too! Info naman on pricing and availability...

    Edit: ayun nalagay na ni sir parc ang price. Any additional link with product specs? La akong nakirang URL and puro photos lang. Is the TV the unit itself or parang apple tv cube din sya?
     
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  16. Kenneth

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    thanks parc. I'm very interested. Particularly that it can read MKV files. But don't post his no.

    Just send it to those who PM privately.

    more info about this product
    http://www.popcornhour.com/
     
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  17. parc

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    ito yung specs niya copy paste ko lng sa kbilang forum..

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    What's the major difference between this and Apple TV aside from Popcorn Hour not having wifi? I'm not sure about this but can we play movies that are downloaded from somewhere else in Apple TV?
     
  19. parc

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    ok no problem..yup yun din habol ko kaysa sa htpc which is much more expensive..and before i'm using my pc for 1080p or 720p files and it always lag or out of sync..that's why i bought this para hassle free na just transfer the files or stream it ok na so far satisfied naman ako
     
  20. parc

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    i really haven't use the AppleTV maybe you could ask devedge kung nakagamit na siya..but i think apple tv doesn't play any mkv files right? yes of course, sa akin so far i've tried playing divx, mov, mkv actually almost lahat naman naplaplay niya..any to*r*nt sites will be able to play the files..
     

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