Discussion in 'Video Streaming Boxes & Services' started by essexboy, Feb 4, 2009.
Can somebody please tell me what a Popcorn hour box does?
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
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?
It does a similar job to the PS3, but without a fan, can play MKV etc.
Won't do flash so no iplayer.
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.
if it can play YouTube streams how come it cant play flash? isnt flv = flash?
Youtube supply an alternative that isn't flash based, the MSP shows that page, NOT the regular youtube page.
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all the info you need
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.
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;
I don't know if this is what you were asking or not but hope it's useful.
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