Friday, April 22, 2011

I haven't updated this blog for ages as you can see.

My main issue these days in the HT arena is the firmware release of the Syabas Popcorn Hour A200. This player is the only player I have that can play the AAC-HE LATM audio broadcast by Freeview in NZ. Alas during the middle of 2010 a firmware release using a new SDK from Sigma Designs broke the ability for the player to seek or fast forward the captured video from Freeview DVB-T. But it add features like being able to play Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master audio in a m2ts or ts container. Up till now the video would have to be encapsulated into a AVCHD container.

But since I would much prefer to be able to skip forward a video (to skip ads etc.) ro be able to resume a video from last playback I am stuck in time with firmware that is almost 9 months old. Other Kiwis with the A200 are experiencing the same problem but it appears difficult to provide samples for Syabas to reproduce the problem. So we are stuck basically.