Popbox HD hopes to simplify streaming content

Popbox HD offers most of the same Internet and local storage streaming services as its predecessor, now all in an easier-to-use package.

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LAS VEGAS--Just announced at CES is Popbox HD, the latest offering from Syabas, the company behind Popcorn Hour. The device can stream digital media from almost any source you can throw at it in addition to offering media from new Internet channels.

With the Popbox, you'll be able to directly receive content from Netflix, Twitter, IMDb, Clicker, FunSpot (gaming), Crunchyroll (Asain entertainment site), and SHOUTcast.

But perhaps the most notable advancement in regard to the Popbox is the device's brand new user interface overhaul. Promising a much more seamless experience, the Popbox goes on sale in March for $130.

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Check out all the specs and details after the jump .

Video outputs
HDMI (1080p/720p/480p)
Component video (Y/Pb/Pr)

Audio outputs
Stereo analog audio
S/PDIF optical

Video file containers
MPEG1/2/4 elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V)
MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG, DAT, VOB)
MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS)
AVI, ASF, WMV
Matroska (MKV)
MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4

Video codecs
XVID SD/HD
MPEG-1
MPEG-2 MP@HL
MPEG-4.2 ASP@L5, 720p, 1-point GMC
MPEG-4.10 (H.264)
BP@L3
MP@L4.0
HP@L4.0
HP@L4.1
WMV9
MP@HL
SMPTE 421M (VC-1)
MP@HL
AP@L3

Audio file containers
AAC, M4A, MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA)
WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG

Audio codecs
Dolby Digital
DTS
WMA, WMA Pro
MPEG-1 Layer 1, 2, 3
MPEG-4 AAC-LC
MPEG-4 HE-AAC
MPEG-4 BSAC
LPCM
FLAC
OGG Vorbis

Photo formats
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

(Via eHomeUpgrade)

 

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