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PopcornHour C200 media streamer: Blu-ray & BitTorrent ready [Video] [Updated with price]

PopcornHour have revealed their latest media streamer, the C200, and compared to the previous-gen models it’s a significant step up.  As well as a new 667MHz processor, the Sigma SMP8643, the PopcornHour C200 gets an HDMI 1.3 port, two SATA connectors, and a user-accessible drive bay for a HDD, DVD or Blu-ray drive.

Video demo after the cut

Updated with pricing/availability after the cut

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Xbox 360 Hulu integration rumored

Xbox 360 Hulu integration rumored

Could Hulu and Microsoft be planning to announce integration of the former's streaming media service with the Xbox 360?  That's one interpretation of Attack of the Show host Olivia Munn's teasing Twitter message yesterday evening: "Just finished promos for hulu/microsoft event I'm doing on june 8!"

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Hulu Desktop app reminds people how good Boxee made it

Hulu Desktop app reminds people how good Boxee made it

Hulu have announced a new desktop app, the imaginatively titled Hulu Desktop, which brings "lean-back viewing" to PC and Mac.  The app allows the Hulu catalog to be browsed and titles played, either with a standard keyboard and mouse or with a remote control.  However the news has come as something of a slap in the face to Boxee, who are still forced to use workaround fixes to access Hulu content on their multimedia platform.

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Conceptronic YUIXX Streaming HD media player & IPTV system

Conceptronic YUIXX Streaming HD media player & IPTV system

The first retail product to use Intel's Media Processor CE 3100 - aka the Canmore SoC - has been announced, the Conceptronic YUIXX, promising streaming media at up to 1080p high-definition resolution, up to 2TB of onboard storage and optional DVB T/C/S TV tuners.  The handiwork of Conceptronic and Metrological (who supplied the software), the YUIXX has HDMI 1.3a, composite and component ports, together with two USB 2.0 ports, TOSLINK, an SD/MMC card reader and optional Bluetooth and WiFi draft-n. 

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FyreTV UnBoXXXing (SFW)

This was an interesting assignment. SlashGear has received some FyreTV BoXXXes (Yes, three X’s) and absolutely must review them. Oh the terrible, terrible things this job makes me do. Explanation and video after the jump.

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Vudu partners with Entone for set-top box service

Vudu partners with Entone for set-top box service

Vudu will soon be offering its movies on a third-party set-top box, changing up their title and adding the function of service provider to their already able hardware manufacturer moniker. Who is this third-party company in question? That would be Entone.

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Pirate Bay submits petition for a retrial

Pirate Bay submits petition for a retrial

Defendants from The Pirate Bay submitted a petition for a retrial today, moving forward on accusations that the trial itself was unfair and shouldn't count. The official claim is that Judge Tomas Norstrom, who presided over the trial was biased.

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Amazon HD Video on Demand hits TiVo, Roku, VIERACast HDTVs

Amazon HD Video on Demand hits TiVo, Roku, VIERACast HDTVs

Amazon have announced the arrival of HD content through their Video on Demand service.  Leaked as in development last December, though denied at the time, the service goes live today with HD titles priced at between $3.99 and $4.99.  Compatible devices include Series3 TiVo DVRs, Roku's Video Player, Sony's BRAVIA Internet Link and Panasonic VIERACast HDTVs.

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Adobe Flash Platform for HDTVs gets hardware, content

Adobe Flash Platform for HDTVs gets hardware, content

Adobe have announced hardware and content partners who will adopt the Adobe Flash Platform on internet-connected HDTVs and set-top boxes.  Demonstrating a range of widget and HD streaming media capable devices at the National Association of Broadcasters Show this week, Broadcom, Comcast, Intel, Netflix, NXP Semiconductors and others have all signed up for the platform.

 

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Sony, YouTube in talks on movie streaming

Sony, YouTube in talks on movie streaming

Earlier this week, we talked about a rumor going around that Sony and YouTube were in talks about the possibility of the video site posting full length movies and now Sony has confirmed that such talks are, in fact, happening.

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Boxee add App Box, API, Pandora & Hulu-happy browser

Boxee add App Box, API, Pandora & Hulu-happy browser

Boxee have launched a new version of their open-source media center app, together with an API for developers and a new download service called App Box for third-party extensions.  The company has also confirmed that they are in talks with manufacturers to get Boxee loaded onto games consoles, Blu-ray players and other set-top boxes.

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YouTube set to get Sony films, says rumor

YouTube set to get Sony films, says rumor

According to a rumor floating around, YouTube is in talks with Sony Pictures at this moment to carry the company's movies on the site. This would be a be a pretty big deal and show an effort on YouTube's part to expand their content offerings.

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