Cloud Media Popcorn Hour PCH A-400


The Popcorn Hour A-400 is the latest in our lineup of affordable media streamers. Powered by the latest Sigma Designs' CPU, it supports 3D Blu-rays and enhanced video performance with the VXP Video Processor.

Powered by Sigma SMP8911 CPU

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Latest Sigma Desgin CPU

The most powerful* CPU from Sigma Design's, is the engine behind A-400. Supercharge your media experience with exceptional speed. Running at 800Mhz with L2 cache, it's the best among its class.

Dual Core Processor

Why settle for one when you can have two? Experience faster loading time, reduce network latency and improve user interface responsiveness.

 * Information is updated as of time of printing.

 VXP® Video Processing

With integrated VXP® video processing, brings video quality to a next level. By offering best in class video processing for deinterlacing, scaling and image enhancement, seperate video post processing is no longer required.

VXP features

3D Movie Support

Supports Blu-ray 3D, MKV 3D, 3D Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom contents. Bring your viewing enjoyment to a whole new level with the A-400, with the powerful onboard CPU and VXP video processing, your 3D movies never look this good!

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*3D TV required


Turn your tablet into the ultimate media center

The new NMJ Navigator companion screen app allows you to browse your media collection on your
iPad® or Android® Tablet device. Quickly browse your movie and music collections on the
NMJ Navigator App and play in on your TV.



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Get fan-art, movie info, synopsis. With interactive links, you can easily filter your media collections. Share what movies you are watching with your friends on social media network.


Listen to your favorite album without turning on your TV, just scroll through the album lists on your tablet and play it back on your audio system, its as easy as that!


With complete functional soft remote, replace the remote with your tablet instead.


* Supported devices: A-400, A-300, C-300 (software update may be required)
**(Applicable to iOS5 and above; Applicable to Android Honeycomb 3.2 and above)


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Networked Media Jukebox

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The Popcorn Hour A-400 comes pre-loaded with industry's most user friendly jukebox interface. No additional or complicated software setup needed. The Networked Media Jukebox (NMJ) automatically scans your media source and downloads useful information such as the cover-art, movie synopsis, cast and director. With the addition of multilingual support, you can enjoy your videos in your native language (supports up to 20 languages).

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Popcorn Hour Apps Market

Watch global news, listen to internet radio or stay in touch with friends on Twitter. You can catch up on your favorite YouTube channel or play some casual games with the family. With over 90 free and premium TV Apps currently available, and even more on the way, there is something for everyone!

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NMT Apps

Turn your Popcorn Hour A-400 to a SAMBA, NFS, or UPNP server with the NMT Apps. Share your A-400 hard drive to other connected networkd devices. It works exactly like a NAS with no complicated setup.


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BT and Usenet Client

Turn off your power hungry PC and start downloading with the A-400. With support for popular transmission and NZBGet client, transform your A-400 into a download machine.

Technical Specification

Connectivity Bonjour, UpnP SSDP, UPnP AV, Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player NSS, Samba, NFS.
BitTorrent P2P, Usenet downloader
NAS Access : SMB, NFS, FTP
Software Specifications

Video containers:

MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V),MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG, DAT, VOB),MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS),AVI, ASF, WMV, Matroska (MKV),MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4, 3D BD ISO

Video Decoders:

XVID SD/HD,MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MP@HL, MPEG-4.2 ASP@L5, 720p, 1-point GMC, MPEG-4.10 (H.264) : BP@L3, MP@L4.0, HP@L4.0, HP@L4.1,WMV9 : MP@HL,SMPTE 421M (VC-1) : MP@HL, AP@L3

Audio Containers:


Audio Decoders:

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS,WMA, WMA Pro,MPEG-1 Layer 1, 2, 3, MPEG-4 AAC-LC, MPEG-4 HE-AAC, MPEG-4 BSAC ,LPCM, FLAC, Vorbis, TrueAudio, APE Audio

Audio Passthrough:

DTS, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

Other Formats:

ISO, IFO navigation, Simple BD navigation

Photo Formats:


Subtitle Formats:

Open-subtitle support, SRT, MicroDVD SUB, SSA, SUB/IDX

Hardware Specifications


Sigma Designs SMP8911 Dual-Core 800Mhz with 512KB L2 Cache with VXP Video Processor


512MB DDR2, 256MB SLC NAND Flash


HDMI, Component, CVBS, Stereo Audio, S/PDIF, Digital Optical

Other Interface:

Power LED and Standby LED, 2x USB 2.0 Host, 1 x USB 3.0 Slave, 1 x eSATA, quick dock mounting for 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDD, Infra-Red Remote Control, SD card reader


Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps

12V DC, 3.5A Max

Width x Depth x Height : 182mm (W) x 158mm (L) x 56mm (H) (7.2" x 6.2" x 2.2")

1.3kg (2.86lbs)

Casing designed by Silverstone aluminum Case, fanless Operation

Package Contents 1 x Popcorn Hour A-400
1 x Remote Control
2 x AAA Battery
1 x HDMI Cable
1 x eSATA Cable
1 x USB 3.0 Slave Cable
1 x HDD Dock key
4 x HDD Dock screws
1 x AC Power Adapter
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Warranty Card

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