The Popcorn Hour media players from Syabas Technology are offering some free firmwire upgrades for their C-200 media player. The unit offers 3D video playback through Side by Side and Top and Bottom formats and supports the Matroska 3D format. The 3D playback is available on HDMI 1.4 3D HDTVs.
March 11th marked the release of the firmwire update 02-04-110308-21408-000. It’s available for download immediately and owners of the Popcorn Hour A-200 or A-210 and PopBox players should be happy to learn that a similar update is on the way.
The news wasn’t unexpected, as we’ve known about these upgrades for some time, and Syabas seems to be pushing toward 3D technology for all of their devices. The Matroska technology has enjoyed the full support of Syabas as they were the first to combine a software and hardware support platform for the stereoscopic 3D files. All files must maintain the “.3DTab.*” or “.3DSBS.*” file names to be recognized by the hardware. Further, fans of the Syabas units will have a 3D indicator in the NMJ UI, which will offer an indicator for 3D file playback. The firmware is also MKV, TS (MPEG), and AVI compatible. Advancements are expected in the near future, and we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
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