The C-200 started selling today, but, what alternatives are there and when with the other NMT manufacturers catch up? I see a number of other NMT makers, and figure they're all made in China anyway and run the same Syabas firmware. http://www.networkedmediatank.com/wi...x.php/Products
mentions Digitek, Kaiboer, eGreat, Shenzhen Elektron, etc. I guess we need one with similar expandability and hardware to the Popcorn Hour.
I actually went to buy a PCH C-200 tonight, but they just tick me off. They said it would ship in July, but the first units won't ship until September. Then you stay up until 3AM for the privilege of buying one tonight, and their website crashes for hours. Finally I get through, and guess what, $12 for the remote, and $30 for shipping. And lets face it, PCH owners are just annoyingly smug, kind of like a bunch of insurance reps standing around in a big circle waxing their buicks and admiring their reflections in the paint.
Is WD going to follow up on their WD-TV with a larger version? Mostly what I care about from the C-200 is the gigabit ether and the DTS downmix, maybe also the internal HDD (though I'd like mac format supported like WD does) and the BD folder capability (assuming that proves out). Or will eGreat catch up eventually. Or maybe the Xtreamer is the answer, it ships with wireless N and wired built in, plus DTS with stereo downmix. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1155845
No gigabit though and I suspect it won't play BD backup folders in practice. Still for 99 Euros it seems like the next notch up from my WD. Though I'd prefer something that will take a 3.5" HDD internal.
I've found a full blown HTPC with TMT plays BD backup folders just great, including the TrueHD. I would be pleased to see WD TV or Xtreamer or PCH C-200 or Plex-on-the-mac do this, but I'm skeptical.