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Popcorn Hour, super-versatile media streamer, gets an update

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I had forgotten how impressive this little thing is. To be honest, I don’t see any reason to go with any other media box, AppleTV included. This thing costs less than two Benjamins and supports more formats and hardware out of the box than other media things can even dream of. If I owned a TV I’d definitely have one of these.

Anyway, the reason I bring it up is that it’s getting an upgrade. The new A-110 (replacing the A-100) has updated HDMI, better HDD and USB slave support, and has had its ports updated and rejiggered. In case you forgot, it already supported about one metric ton of containers and codecs and also works with streaming video sites like Revision3. It even doubles (triples? quadruples?) as network-attached storage and download stuff via Bittorrent for you. Why don’t we all have one of these already?!

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