Popcorn Hour now available for pre-order
Yesterday, Popcorn Hour announced that its only product, the highly anticipated Popcorn Hour A-100 digital media streaming device is now available for pre-order directly from the company’s site.
For those unaware, the A-100 “allows for streaming digital media from users’ PCs via a wide range of connectivity options, digital cameras or USB mass storage devices or directly from the Internet via its integrated Media Service Portal. The A-100 supports high-bitrate video formats, including DivX and Matroska, as well as subtitle files, with firmware upgradeable to future codecs.”
More interestingly, the media hub can also act as a NAS device and BitTorrent P2P downloader in place of a computer. For those features however, you will need to add an internal HDD. Using the device’s Media Service Portalallows for IPTV compatibility with YouTube, Google Video and Metacafe.
Flickr and Photobucket, as well as a ton of video, audio, Internet radio and RSS feeds can stream content to A-100.
The A-100 “includes 256MB of DDR SDRAM along with 32MB of flash memory and is network-ready. A pair of USB 2.0 plugs as well as a Parallel ATA port act as the physical interface options. Connections include an HDMI v1.1 input, component video in, S-Video, composite plugs, as well as coaxial and analog audio.”
Available now for pre-order, the A-100 has a $180 USD price tag.