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Popcorn hour A-110…

Posted by andy on October 26, 2008

So, back for another post…

I’m looking at a Popcorn Hour A-110 for a possible Christmas gift for someone.  It’s not intended to be a full replacement for a HTPC, which might be a better overall pick, but neither I nor the individual it would be bought for has enough spare componentry to build a HTPC for a while (kids do that).

What I see this doing:

Youtube on the big TV

DL.tv/Revision3 on the big TV

Playback of ISO’s and other media files (BitTorrent, self rip, etc)

Not so much as serving media over the local network.  This individual doesn’t have a working desktop anymore (by choice), and uses basically only laptops for computing, so he doesn’t have a large cache of files on a home server somewhere that he’s pulling off of.  Previously, everything has been on the satellite receiver or on DVD/HD-DVD discs.  With small children around, not the best plan.  Ripping the files and storing on the optional internal drive would be safer for the media content.  Can always add larger drives/external drives if more storage is needed.  And the BT client is kind of nice…

Any thoughts on this as a device?  Experience?  Yay/nay?

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