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    MVP Model Numbers

    Can somebody confirm which model I should be looking for.

    I have seen reference to 1000, and 1004.

    Looking to hardwire, just want to ensure I get the best model

    or should I be looking at Popcorn Hour, for HD for the future?

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    The MVP is pretty old now. I'd probably be looking at the Popcorn Hour myself.

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    I'm not to worried about HD at present as I dont have a HD TV, also the cost of the MVP is around 40, where as the PopCorn is 200.

    So from a financil point of view it's a no brainer, question is does the MVP do a good job with SD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub View Post
    The MVP is pretty old now. I'd probably be looking at the Popcorn Hour myself.
    Does this device work like MVP able to pull menus and everything?

    It looks nice, like the HDD so it streams to it and uses it as a cache (cure network issues)....

    I assume you will be integrating this in to the "media server" part of GBPVR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFX Group View Post
    Does this device work like MVP able to pull menus and everything?
    After an initial step to get the software onboard, it looks identical to an MVP, and much better on an HD TV.

    It looks nice, like the HDD so it streams to it and uses it as a cache (cure network issues)....
    I suspect the majority of users don't have an HDD installed. GBPVR does not utilise the HDD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SFX Group View Post
    Does this device work like MVP able to pull menus and everything?

    It looks nice, like the HDD so it streams to it and uses it as a cache (cure network issues)....

    I assume you will be integrating this in to the "media server" part of GBPVR?
    The PCH is a much better MVP. When media isn't playing, you get exactly the same UI, except it is HD capable. The networking on the MVP is crap and is the source of many problems. The PCH still uses embedded SoC networking but it is more than 5 times faster and more error free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    The PCH is a much better MVP. When media isn't playing, you get exactly the same UI, except it is HD capable. The networking on the MVP is crap and is the source of many problems. The PCH still uses embedded SoC networking but it is more than 5 times faster and more error free.

    Martin
    Being a network engineer i can confirm the MVP so much a dumb client if it so much as looses one packet it will crash, my PVR is fast enough to get it back in seconds but its still a pain, ive got some huge 3COM gigabit switches here which means down time is like once a month, still a pain when your in the middle of watching a movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    The PCH is a much better MVP. When media isn't playing, you get exactly the same UI, except it is HD capable. The networking on the MVP is crap and is the source of many problems. The PCH still uses embedded SoC networking but it is more than 5 times faster and more error free.

    Martin
    So its the installed BIOS (software) that tells it what to do, will there be a re-write to allow the HDD to be used as a cache?

    Where do we get this software from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by srhutch View Post
    I have seen reference to 1000, and 1004.

    Looking to hardwire, just want to ensure I get the best model
    The 100X series are the hardwired initial releases
    The 1016 has WLAN in addition

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    The MVP is good if you just need a cheap SD desktop box. The PCH is in a different league though, especially if you have an High Def TV and want to use HD and HDMI (the MVP is SD only and svideo at best). If you really want MVP, the you should be looking for a Rev H4 hard wired only. You are right not to waste your money on the wireless version unless you have a full strength signal or like stutter.

    My opinion is that despite the waiting list and a small number of missing features, the PCH is much more future proof, nicer to use and great value. Plus Martin is doing a real nice job of the development and because it's current technology, it will hopefully continue to be enhanced.

    One observation though. Perhaps it's just mine, but the remote on the PCH is a bit notchy. I've found that it works much better if you remove the front panel of the case. I'm thinking of drilling a hole in the front plastic cover. I've just ordered 2x PCH B-110's to put in some mATX cases I have. It will be interesting to see if the remotes on those are any nicer to use.

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