I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm starting to get pretty excited about the new Popcorn Hour (PCH) C-200. It has a much nicer form than the A-110, and with some small tweaks to performance and GUI, etc, it should be a pretty great streamer/player.
I also think it's a great opportunity to try another thread...geared for newbies and HT enthusiasts...who may not yet be well-versed in digital media. We're not going to go into all the stuff that got us in trouble before, but I don't see anything wrong with the HT community pulling together here, in one spot, to help each other get their new PCHs (or older A-110s
In fact, I'll contribute the first topic: with my A-110 I've been a YAMJ (Yet Another Movie Jukebox) guy, and I know many of the other PCH guys here (like SW and CJ) are as well. This is the cover-art GUI that gets many users interested in the PCH and streaming in the first place. Part of the anticipation and speculation about the C-200, and its new, faster processor, is how that might enhance the user experience...the user interface
. In other words, how will it allow GUIs like YAMJ to be even better?
Well...the initial scuttlebutt over at NMT is that YAMJ is pretty much going to stay the same; at least for now. However, with that news, lots of C-200 buyers are trying to decide whether to stick with YAMJ, or perhaps back UMC (Ultimate Media Collector). I have to admit...before seeing these posts about YAMJ staying pretty static, I was unaware of UMC. But I'm pretty intrigued. Shawn, CJ, et al...any thoughts, good or bad, about UMC? http://hdd-player.de/umc/wiki/index.php/Main_Page