My name is Tim and Im unsatisfied with my current Samsung blu-ray disc player BD-D5500. I have too much freezes playing 1080p videos.
Currently I'm watching those in a Samsung SmartTV using PMS (Plex). Playing 1080p is a little better, but for that, I need to remux the file to convert AC3/DTS audio to MP3 to have the file with smaller size. This is very annoying since this process can take about 3-4 hours per file. But the main problem is with 3D movies, I want to stream movie+subtitle with SSA format but is not working, so I have to merge the files and remux all 3D movies that I want to see.
After google for some solutions, I have found many boards where people talks about popcorn hour, never knew that was a media player until I google it.
Since than, I have saw many reviews on youtube and read hundreds of threads in their support forum by their members/clients.
I was thinking in buying C300 or A400, I like better the design of the C300 box, but because of the cinavia issue, I decided to buy the A400 because this model don't have the cinavia protection.
I was almost to pay the product on pixmania (since I'm from portugal and is the only online store that sells it) but I have read lots of interesting things that made me to go back and ask you guys about that to know if this is true.
Main issues that I found people complain:
A-400 network drop issue
Mkv/sub crash after 40 minutes
subtitles issue in the 3D mode
Presentation navigation menu issue
Many support threads without staff replies.
Is true that A-400 model have all this bugs to solve? If yes, is unbelievable that the company has already announcement a new model instead of fixing those important issues in this one first...
About the network drop issue, yes, is a big problem, but since I want to play my files directly from HDD, I can skip these for now, but I like to see this fixed in the next firmware update.
My main problem here is the subtitles issue when I play a 3D movie, because is the main problem that I have now with Plex and the reason I want to by a popcorn hour player is because of that... If this don't work, I will not buy the player, so please, reply me back.
Waiting for your feedback, users and staff.