sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

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sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby mamema » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:01 am

Hi

thats some kind of a hardware question and perhaps not suitable for this forum, but i'm a long term user of swisscenter and want to use it also in the future.
At the same time i'm getting fed up of the old A100 / A110 Popcorn devices and want to replace them.
Requirements:
- video format flexibility like the PCH had back in 2008 (now often i have audio problems with dolby pro logic over hdmi)
- must work with swisscenter, so no flash based stuff

Which device is suitable?

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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby klaasvaak » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:36 pm

I'm still on a PCH A-210 which plays all video and audio codecs (at least the ones I have), but development stopped for A-210 as well unfortunately...

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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby Pernod » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:11 am

As Klaasvaak has already mentioned, the latest players compatible with SwissCenter are the Popcorn Hour 200 series. All players released since then have their own interface and do not contain a browser capable of running SwissCenter.
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby mamema » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:54 am

it doesn't need to be a popcorn. I'm that crazy enough to try another vendor.....
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby Pernod » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:22 pm

mamema wrote:it doesn't need to be a popcorn. I'm that crazy enough to try another vendor.....

I'm not aware of any players, from any vendor, that are newer than the Popcorn Hour 200 series and compatible with SwissCenter.
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby mamema » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:01 am

okay thanks Pernod.
Do you have a roadmap to develop swisscenter for new technologies, so that it is possible to buy new players?
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Postby Pernod » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:09 pm

mamema wrote:Do you have a roadmap to develop swisscenter for new technologies, so that it is possible to buy new players?

Unfortunately not. The newer players use different technologies for the interface and would require individual SwissCenter apps for each player. This would require me to purchase each potential player and spend a few months developing a new interface for each player type. I simply do not have the time or need to do this.
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby mamema » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:46 am

so swisscenter is dying as soon as your devices are dead and ebay doesn't provide options.......Sad
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby Stu2j » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:39 pm

so swisscenter is dying as soon as your devices are dead

Interestingly, I installed SwissCenter like 10 years ago as replacement software for the crappy software Pinnacle gave us with the ShowCenter. I never imagined that I would still be using the ShowCenter/Swisscenter combo ten years later but here they are. Hopefully, they will keep chugging along for quite some time :)
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby klaasvaak » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:46 pm

cannot agree more...
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby Stu2j » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:43 pm

Well... my Showcenter 250 finally died. Can't really complain given how long it has lasted. I hooked up an unused A-100 and ran headlong into a VBR problem (sound won't play on some videos). This is why I liked the ShowCenters so much as they just seemed to play whatever I threw at them without complaining. I can solve the VBR problem by running it through VDub but that just adds an extra layer (sigh)

Going to try and snag an A-200/210 off ebay as that player doesn't seem to have the audio hiccup and still works great with Swiss.
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Re: sucessor for PCH A100 / A110

Postby klaasvaak » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:12 pm

The A-200/210 works great with Swisscenter (bought myself two spare ones, just in case... )

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PCH A-210, firmware: 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 (27-05-2011)

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