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The Popcorn Hour C-200 Video Player Gets HDMI 1.4 3D Video Support

March 17th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Other S3D Tech


Syabas Technology, the maker of the popular brand of standalone multimedia players Popcorn Hour, announced that they have already released a free firmware update for their Popcorn Hour C-200 player that supports the new Matroska 3D format as well as adds playback of 3D video files in Side by Side and Top and Bottom format on HDMI 1.4 capable 3D HDTVs. The actual firmware for the C-200 player with 3D support has been released on March 11th and is version 02-04-110308-21-POP-408-000 and you can already download it, and Syabas are also promising to bring 3D support in an upcoming firmware update for their Popcorn Hour A-200/A-210 and PopBox players soon. The actual anouncement for the upcoming 3D support we got back in May last year, so this is not something unexpected, it just took a bit more time to happen than we expected it to. It is also to be expected that other similar devices based on the platform provided by Syabas Technology may soon start getting 3D capabilities as well…

Syabas Technology has been a strong early adopter of the Matroska technology, and it is no wonder that the company is the first to offer hardware/software support of the Stereoscopic 3D Matroska files. Besides the .mk3d (.mkv with 3D video) format support, the C-200 player should be able to provide 3D output to HDMI 1.4 3D HDTVs for the playback of stereoscopic 3D videos in side-by-side and top-and-bottom formats and the files must contain in their names either “.3DSBS.*” or “.3DTAB.*” to be automatically recognized as a type of input. The new firmware is tested and confirmed working with 3D video files in MKV, AVI and TS (MPEG) file containers, again only Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom input formats are being supported at the moment, but others may be added in the future as well. The new 3D-capable firmware also has supports a 3D indicator in the NMJ UI, so you will have an indicator for the playback 3D files.

To download the latest firmware for Popcorn Hour C-200 with 3D support…


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Max // Mar 17, 2011 at 09:42

    We want dual output for polarized/infitec setup!

  • 2 Oren // Mar 18, 2011 at 14:45

    Thank you so much for the good news!
    I am so glad that Syabas Technology decided to add 3D support to their Popcorn Hour streamer. :D
    Do you know by any chance if there is a way to use the 3D Vision glasses with this device?

  • 3 Bloody // Mar 18, 2011 at 17:12

    You cannot use 3D Vision shutter glasses, as the 3D support is only for 3D HDTVs, there is some chance if it will work with HDMI 1.4-capable 3D monitors that are coming that do use 3D Vision glasses, but no guarantees about that.

  • 4 Miroslav Werner // Jun 12, 2011 at 22:37

    RealD support on C200 has nothing to do with HDMI 1.4, you cannot force chipset. As author says in the same paragraph, this is only about detection SBS or OU files. Output is still the same, 1920×1080, so no HDMI 1.4 is necessary, or even possible.

    Concerning Nvidia 3D shutter glasses. The only possibility you can use them with non-PC setup is universal 3D transmitter provided by 3DTVcorp, which, as stated, should work with all modern shutter glasses fed by IR (not RF).

  • 5 toonarmy // Jun 9, 2012 at 20:26

    ive just tryed tranformers full 3d fim and it does not work

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