Originally Posted by alexbarreras
I was thinking about buying an A400 but the amount of bugs is killing me. I have read that Sigma chip is much better than the Realtek...
Do you recommend to buy an A400 or maybe a cheaper option like Mede8er is ok? Id there a big difference of quality between these two players?
Maybe in the future, when A400 firmware is perfect, the A400 is a thousand miles ahead from the Mede8er or the Dune... What do you think??
First of all the Sigma and Realtek chip picture quality and sound is the same. So, I am not sure where you read this. Or at least I don't see a difference. Second, there will be not perfect firmware for any media player specially for any Popcorn Hour media player. Out of all the media players I've own the PCH was the worse one to update. There is no question that PCH has fixed many bugs for the A400 since its release. There isn't much quality difference between the PCH, Mede8er and Dune. They are all assembled in China. Hardware wise there is a difference.
In my opinion and experience the Mede8er is a better option since it has been out the longest. They have better support as well. The only thing that the PCH has over the Mede8er is jukebox wise. PCH supports a full jukebox Movies, TV Shows and Music. Mede8er you need to run two different programs one for Movies and the other for TV Shows, and I believe another one for Music.
I owned Mede8er, PCH and Dune. I sold my Mede8er and PCH. I kept the Dune Smart Series D1, and I just finished installing and testing a Dune TV303D. I like the Dune over PCH and Mede8er due to its Zappiti jukebox. If I had to choose between the Mede8er and A400, I would go Mede8er.Edited by GusGus748s - 4/14/13 at 7:58am