Finally! An email announcing the release date of the much anticipated Popcorn Hour C-200 has circulated today among subscribers. Here is an excerpt from that email.
We are pleased to inform you that we will be launching C-200 for public
order on 27th August 2009 (12:00am PST).
Please visit http://www.popcornhour.com on 27th August 2009 (12:00am PST)
onwards to begin the ordering process.
Your credit card will only be charged when the product is available and
ready for shipping.
We estimate that the upcoming batch will be available around 3rd of
Depending on which batch your order falls into, your credit card will be
Like thousands of NMT users, I myself have been waiting not so patiently for this networked media tank to arrive. While I have been tempted to go for some a little cheaper like Egreat M34a, I thought I would wait to see what this featured packed device has to offer. On paper the specs looks fantastic and with support for a Bluray drive it certainly gives me the option of getting rid of my standalone player (Sony BDP-S550) but I’ll see if I’m willing to fork out extra cash for the addon.
Here are the details and specifications of this new NMT:
Popcorn Hour C-200
It’s Time To Unleash Your TV
The ultimate digital media player, the Popcorn Hour C-200 is the most powerful and versatile member of the Networked Media Tank family. Building on the success of the Popcorn Hour A-110, the C-200 combines an upgraded processor, optional Blu-ray capability, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for blazing fast file access and transfer.
All Media, One Box
With Popcorn Hour you can stream or playback digital media content from a variety of sources, such as your PC, network-attached storage, digital camera or USB storage (Flash drive, HDD, DVD drive). Popcorn Hour also makes it easy to download and stream content directly from popular Internet sites like YouTube, Blip.tv, Revision 3 and dozens of other online content sources. Popcorn Hour even has a built-in download utility, eliminating the need to rely on your PC to download files from the Internet.
Expand Your Possibilities
* Add a Blu-ray drive to turn your Popcorn Hour C-200 into a full-featured Blu-ray player.
* Create a central library of all your movie and video files, ready to play on your TV at any time.
* Enable local playback and offloading of media files from other devices.
* Easily share media with friends and family—Popcorn Hour can act as a file server to send files over the local area network and the Internet.
Digital Entertainment Your Way
Popcorn Hour’s interface uses familiar HTML features and navigation prompts, so first-time users can quickly get up to speed on even the most advanced features. The C-200 uses RF remote control technology, which is functional over greater distances so you don’t need to be right in front of the device to control programming. What’s more, the newest Popcorn Hour has a built-in LCD front panel and navigation so you can access, manage and playback your MP3 music without going through the TV interface.
* Organize your media library with the myiHome Media Server streaming video utility.
* Play virtually any digital media files on your TV.
* Supports the most advanced high-def video and audio standards, including Blu-ray and Dolby.