I bought my Popcorn Hour A-100 way back in April 2008. I never was interested in the whole jukebox thing - I just wanted to play my files. It truly is one of best products I have ever purchased in my entire life.
I wanted to see how things have improved with the product and so I bought the A-300 and upgraded the firmware to the latest version.
This thing is WORSE than my A-100.
1. Gigabit Ethernet - if you are going to print it on the side of the box you better damn deliver on that promise.
2. Audio Dropouts - I don't think I have ever had an audio dropout on the A-100. That thing is so rock solid. With the A-300 I now know what an audio dropout is and it is damn annoying.
3. For some reason it doesn't play my .M3U playlists.
4. For some reason it won't play DVD rips.
I'm ready to send this thing back. Highly disappointing.