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post #1 of 4 Old 10-22-2014, 08:30 AM - Thread Starter
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popcorn hour vs dune

Recently I have been having trouble with my popcorn hour C-300. While watching a movie the 300 will stop and revert to the home screen. Last night it played ok until the last five minutes of the movie and then went into fast forward. If anyone has any suggestions on what the problem could be I would appreciate it. Also have been thinking about a dune for a replacement and would appreciate feedback from dune owners and also from popcorn hour owners on the new models. Thank you
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I have a dune max and two smart b1s. They are great for streaming 2d material. But dune has basically abandoned this product line. For example the lack of support/updates has rendered the optical drives useless for playing many blu Rays. If I was starting now, this would probably push me away from dune. Sorry I cant help with the popcorn.
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I've had the Dune HD Smart since 2011 and it's been flawless.
If there's a problem playing a file... I know it's a file error or a network error- that's how reliable the Dune's been!

If it died tonight however, Id probably go with XBMC on a ChromeBox, it's half the price of the Dune, has excellent performance and I like being able to choose what front end I use.

"If we ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space."
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Thank you both for your input.
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