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#63220 22-Jun-2010 21:58
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Just got myself a popcorn hour a200.
Anyone know of any good tips n tricks in general?
Havent had time to plug it in yet...
Will be running off a Macbook...



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  #344411 23-Jun-2010 08:23
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I still have my A-110 pumping along like a champion.

As for tips and tricks, give yourself some time to copy files to the internal HDD (if you're using one) as the CPU isn't powerful enough to give you more than ~3-5 Mbit/s.

I can't remember if it works on OS X or not but there shouldn't be a problem as its written in Java so check out YAMJ ( as an option for a media frontend.

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  #344416 23-Jun-2010 08:29
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A-200 is not really much better than A-110 for network HD playback.

It's streaming speeds are too low.

But. not too bad if you can copy your files to the internal hard drive.

I bought the a-200 to replace my a-110 and was very disappointed. They market this as a gigabit device which is my reason for purchase, but this is a blatant misrepresentation of it's capabilities.



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  #344517 23-Jun-2010 12:48
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Hi, not to ofay with the A110. 

As for streaming, it will be only as good as my block standard d-link thats 5+ years old.
More into the "dump everything" onto it and use it as a media player on the TV/HT... as my self built HTPC has now run to the end of its life.

Was in Bangkok this week and this seemed a good deal for $300 NZD.

Have opened the box, but still yet to find the time to uppack and plug it in to have a play.


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