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# 21061 14-Apr-2008 21:49
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Just received my e-mail about the pre-order.

And it seems I can "pre-order" as many as I want, just need to go back to the main screen a click pre-order.... Think this is a glitch but if there are others interested I might "try" and order 1 or 2 extras.. and see how I go :)





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  # 124325 17-Apr-2008 10:52
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How much price-wise would you be after for one of these? It would be great to have a unit capable of playing MKV on my LCD.

I'm also very keen to get a dvb-s dreambox of some kind.

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  # 124378 17-Apr-2008 13:22
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I paid $282.87 NZ dollars last month for mine.

It arrived within 2 weeks of the pre order invite.

I did think about ordering multiple units but did note that there was a line like If orders exceed demand Popcorn hour reserves the right to validate single orders at the expense of multiple orderr (Or something to that point).

I might pay to do multiple single orders instead of one bulk order - Take the hit on freight.

 
 
 
 


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  # 125154 20-Apr-2008 20:26
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I paid $280 I think. Depends on the exchange rate at the time. Does play mkv files fine (well with the latest firmware, there is no audio!! but if you step back and start again, the sound appears). I like the machine (use it in conjunction with MyiHome, the free http server that Syabas write) and so far the only disappointment is that it cannot play the HD DVB-T broadcasts we have in NZ now - it cannot decode the HE-AAC LATm audio. But apparently that will be remedied in a firmware release in about June/July?




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 125416 21-Apr-2008 20:29
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Any idea if there is a SATA version in the works?
(I have a few large SATA drives and dont really want to invest in a PATA drive



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  # 125419 21-Apr-2008 20:33
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I don't think the PCH processor has a SATA connector on it.

However I saw on their site that people had bought a PIDE to SATA converters and then modded the side of their PCH's to have SATA connectors on the side... not hotplug, but from the sounds of it works well.





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  # 125685 22-Apr-2008 20:59
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I have created an account on the popcorn hour site but can not see a buy button or add me to the list button. I am confused anyone point me in the right direction to buy one of these?





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  # 125689 22-Apr-2008 21:04
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kevinswain:

I have created an account on the popcorn hour site but can not see a buy button or add me to the list button. I am confused anyone point me in the right direction to buy one of these?



That is the point BarTender is making. When you register you go into the queue for one. When your name reaches the top they send you an email inviting you to purchase. That could take weeks or even months!  BarTender has got the email and says he can order more than one. So is offer is on the table




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 125692 22-Apr-2008 21:11
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lchiu7: That is the point BarTender is making. When you register you go into the queue for one. When your name reaches the top they send you an email inviting you to purchase. That could take weeks or even months! BarTender has got the email and says he can order more than one. So is offer is on the table


Well it was on the table (only for 3 days), no longer there... When you have been sent the e-mail you have 3 days to make the purchase the option to order it's on the main page down the bottom "Pre-Order", just above the specs.

I ordered my PCH, so hopefully it will turn up in a few weeks or so.  Didn't order any more as there wasn't interest... Case closed really.





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  # 125766 23-Apr-2008 08:29
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Also check you junk folder in your email as that's where my first invite went to.. 




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  # 129004 7-May-2008 00:57
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I Was suprised to receive another invite 2 hours ago, does anyone want one.. t-3 days and counting.





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  # 129021 7-May-2008 08:38
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You can now go to the popcornhour web site and order it now.  No invite required.  I've had two invites in the past week..




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  # 129030 7-May-2008 08:56
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I received another invite aswell, and I received mine 2 months ago.
Love the wee beasty - even the wife can use it - She was so proud

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  # 129101 7-May-2008 12:43
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Dawg: I received another invite aswell, and I received mine 2 months ago.
Love the wee beasty - even the wife can use it - She was so proud


One thing that erks me with this  is when I sometimes play files with AC3 audio they won't play  one after another with sound. Pix is fine . Also some times if I play an  Apple movie trailer followed by a HD file with AC3 no audio.  I have to power and one to get the file to play correctly.
Though in saying the above , it's a great player for the money..




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  # 129120 7-May-2008 13:37
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old3eyes:
Dawg: I received another invite aswell, and I received mine 2 months ago.
Love the wee beasty - even the wife can use it - She was so proud


One thing that erks me with this  is when I sometimes play files with AC3 audio they won't play  one after another with sound. Pix is fine . Also some times if I play an  Apple movie trailer followed by a HD file with AC3 no audio.  I have to power and one to get the file to play correctly.
Though in saying the above , it's a great player for the money..


Never had that problem. But with the firmware release prior to the current if I skipped through a MKV file (with AVC video and AC-3 audio) it would lose audio and I would have to restart which is  real pain. Now with the latest firmware I can skip through a video fine and not lose audio. I am using the MyiHome http server to serve up content.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 129194 7-May-2008 18:24
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Thanx.  That sounds like my problem.  Time to update  the SW again..

Everytime I do this I get whate knuckes waiting to see if it will reboot again and come back after seeing some of the horror stories in the NMT support forum..




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