Feel the Immersive Viewing Experience in 4K and DSD Gapless Audio Playback
Built with high performance Sigma Design Chipset, SMP8758 1.2GHz ARM Cortex Dual Core, the Popcorn Hour A-500 supports VXP Video Processing and 4K Ultra HD output capability that ensure you an immersive cinematic experience. 3D Subtitle can be turned on while watching a 3D movie – making it really convenient to enhance your movie viewing experience! Making gapless music playback – DSD (up to DSD512), SACD, FLAC and MP3, a possibility, the Popcorn Hour A-500 truly allows you to listen to your music without irritating breaks!
- High performance Sigma Design Chipset, SMP8758
- Supports VXP Video Processing and 4K Ultra HD
- 2.5″ / 3.5″ Hard Disk Tray
- Aluminum Chassis for heat dissipation
- Fan-less Passive Cooling for quiet performance
- Dual Home Screen – Media Home / Music Home
- Optional WiFi: BL-WDN600 (MT7610U 802.11ac driver)
Sigma Designs SMP8758 Dual Code Cortex A9 processor is able to support
10-bit HEVC video decoding up to 2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
Beyond a Display, It’s a Vision
VXP Video Processing
Motion and Edge Deinterlacing | Film Cadence Detection | Adaptive Contrast Enhancement
Vividness in Every Pixels.
4K Ultra-High Definition
Breathtaking Depth. Captivating Color. Lifelike Details.
Turn your display into phenomenal viewing experience. Everything you see appears even more true to life!
Feels Real with 3D Subtitle.
Feels Real with 3D Experience.
600 Mbps 11AC Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
MT7610U WiFi 802.11ac Driver Support.
With the latest 802.11ac technology, Popcorn Hour A-500 takes Wi-Fi speeds over the top.
With wireless performance up to 3x faster, 802.11ac is capable to
offer feature-rich wireless connectivity at high standards, and delivering reliable,
cost effective thoughput from an extended distance.
Premier Analog Audio DAC
ESS Sabre ES9023P
Popcorn Hour A-500 employs Analog
Audio DAC by ESS Sabre ES9023P
Play seamlessly, one after another.
Built for Storage
HDD Docking Tray 2.5″/3.5″
Storage is about space, speed and performance.
With the HDD Docking Tray 2.5″/3.5″,
move your video, music and photos into it now!
Fanless Architecture, Quietly Astonishing.
High Aesthetics with Aluminum Chassis
Media Home OR Music Home
Adding a whole new dimension to user interface, simply switch your preferred user interface by just clicking
SETUP > PREFERENCES > HOME LAUNCHER > MEDIA HOME / MUSIC HOME
Powerful Creativity and Interactions.
with Award Winning Jukebox & Apps Market
Tools live inside every Popcorn Hour A-500 – Apps that help you explore, connect and enjoy everything contentedly
Networked Media Jukebox
The Networked Media Jukebox (NMJ) automatically scans your media sources
and downloads useful information such as cover-art, movie synopsis, cast and director.
With the addition of multilingual support, you can enjoy videos in native languages!
Browse your media collection on your tablet device and enjoy it on your TV!
Turn your Popcorn Hour A-500 to a SAMBA, NFS or UPNP with the NMT Apps.
Share your A-500 hard drive to other connected networked devices.
It works exactly like a NAS with easy setup
BT and Usenet Client
Turn off your power hungry PC and start downloading with the A-500.
With support for popular transmission and NZBGet client,
transform your A-500 into a download machine
Be more invested in what you are listening!
Without having to turn on your TV, you can now take
your audio content and play them back from your mobile app
More details, please refer to Mobile NMJ page.
Networked Media Jukebox
The award winning Networked Media Jukebox interface by Popcorn Hour. The rich UI is an easy to use navigation
stem where users can scroll through their media using cover art and categorize their content based on meta-data.
This makes the Popcorn Hour much more visually appealing as well as user friendly. You do not need any
3rd party software, all you need is an internet connection and the NMJ automatically
download movie cover art, info and catalog your media collections for you.
Video Wall View
Quickly browse through your movie collection with the cool video wall instead of boring old file
listing that your wife could not remember the title of the movie she wants to watch.
Welcome to the world of Networked Media Jukebox. We take the effort from
messy software setup, and make it almost automatic!
Music Wall View
Turn your tablet into the ultimate media center
The new NMJ Navigator companion screen app allows you to browse your media collection on your
iPad® or Android® Tablet device. Quickly browse your movie and music collections on the
NMJ Navigator App and play in on your TV.
Download It Now!
Get fan-art, movie info, synopsis. With interactive links, you can easily filter your media collections.
Share what movies you are watching with your friends on social media network.
Listen to your favorite album without turning on your TV, just scroll through the album lists
on your tablet and play it back on your audio system, its as easy as that!
With complete functional soft remote, replace the remote with your tablet instead.
Unboxing PopcornHour A-500
SMP8758 (1.2 GHz Dual Core)
512MB SLC NAND
HDMI 1.4, Component & Composite
|Analog Audio DAC||
ESS SABRE Audio DAC, ES9023P
Optical & Coaxial S/PDIF
|Ports & Connections||
Two USB 2.0 Host, USB 3.0 Slave, SD Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet, IR Extender Port, Internal SATA, IR Remote Control, 12V 3A Power Adapter
BL-WDN600 (MT7610U 802.11ac), WN-150 (Realtek RTL8192), WN-160 (Ralink RT3070)
Apps Market, Music Home User Interface, Media Home User Interface, Networked Media Jukebox
M4A, MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA, WAV, AIFF, WMA, FLAC, OGG, TTA, APE, AAC, DTS, *DSD (DSF & DFF) , SACD ISO, ALAC
* up to DSD512
|HDMI Bitstream (Passthrough)||
Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, DTS, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, AAC, WMA Pro
DSD (DSF & DFF), SACD ISO, MP3, WAV, FLAC
M1V, M2V, M4V, M2P, MPG, VOB TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS, AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV, 3DMKV, MKV MVC, 3D BD ISO, DVD ISO, MOV, MP4, RMP4, AVC, HEVC
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIF
|3D Subtitle Support||
SRT, MicroDVD SUB, SSA/ASS, SUB/IDX, PGS, SMI, OpenSubtitles
BT Downloader, Usenet Downloader, NAS function
|Mobile Companion App||
NMJ Navigator & Mobile NMJ apps on Android and iOS