Just days after announcing the small but powerful Popbox, the A-200 shows up. The Popcorn Hour A-200 finds its place somewhere between the already available C-200 and newly announced Popbox. It has all the same powerful features as the C-200 including it’s vast codec playback support, but has much smaller form factor.
You can’t add an optical drive in the A-200 as you can with the C-200, but you can add in a SATA hard drive. “Simple” Blu-ray menu browsing is supported, we assume this is possible by the use of an external USB blu-ray drive.
The Popcorn Hour A-200 is made even more appealing by it’s price of just $179, bring it to a mass market. With the A-200 you can stream or playback content from the internal (optional drive) or over the home network. It can also ply media from a NAS, USB storage device or digital camera. It can connect to your home network via an Ethernet connection or even WiFi (802.11b/g/n) through the optional WN-150 USB dongle.
While I prefer the larger size and form factor of the Popcorn Hour C-200 which we have personally reviewed, we think the new A-200 finds a perfect mix of powerful features, small form factor and low price that will make it very popular in the mass market.
The Popcorn Hour A-200 went on sale today! and should ship within two weeks. You can find more information and order direct from popcornhour.com
You can view further photos, including a comparison guide, specifications and audio / video codec support below. Via Networkedmediatank announcement post.