Syabus Heats Up Popcorn Hour Brand with Popbox

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It appears Syabas had some unfinished business with its Popcorn Hou r media hub, and so the company has just announced a follow-up version called the Popbox, which replaces the Popcorn Hour as the company's flagship device.

Syabas completely overhauled the design, including a revamped and much more polished user interface. The UI now includes little applets called Infoapps that show weather, Twitter updates, and various other data whenever the user pauses the onscreen action. And just like previously available Popapps, expect to see more Infoapps added as time goes on.

But that's not all that's new. Syabas added support for 1080p video up to a 100Mbps bitrate, while also retaining several file formats, including MPEG, H.264, VC-1, WMV, and XViD. It can also handle containers like MKV, and supports multiple subtitle formats, Syabas says.

Look for the Popbox to go on sale sometime in March for around $130.

Image Credit: Syabas via Electronista

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