Popcorn Hour

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  1. essexboy

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    HI

    Can somebody please tell me what a Popcorn hour box does?

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. Downinja

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    It's a network media player.

    It plays media via a network.

    Put in the most basic way I can think of;

    Allows you to play computer files of video/audio on your TV, either by network, internal HDD or by USB
     
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    okay, so it does a similar job to what i can do with my ps3.

    does it do a better job then the ps3?

    also will it allow me to get bbc iplayer on my tv, if not what is the best way to do this?

    thanks
     
  4. Downinja

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    It does a similar job to the PS3, but without a fan, can play MKV etc.

    Won't do flash so no iplayer.
     
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    HI,

    SO if i wanted to stream downloaded stuff / ripped stuff and also see things like iplayer and 4od would i be better off with a media centre pc?

    if so can you point me at a good spec for this.

    thanks
     
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    if it can play YouTube streams how come it cant play flash? isnt flv = flash?
     
  7. Downinja

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    Youtube supply an alternative that isn't flash based, the MSP shows that page, NOT the regular youtube page.
     
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    Home Cinema PCs - AVForums.com

    all the info you need
     
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    As Dan said. Also you cant browse the internet on a PCH so even if the PCH could play iplayer you cant get to it.
     
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    Go here to get BBCiPlayer on the PS3;

    BBC iPlayer - Where to get BBC iPlayer

    Here to see how to browse (although I'm sure there are better sites);

    How do I browse the internet with the PS3? - Yahoo! Answers

    EDIT:One can browse YouTube with the PS3 too;

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/01/15/youtube-on-your-ps3in-full-screen/

    I don't know if this is what you were asking or not but hope it's useful.
     
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