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Popcorn Hour and PopBox Support Matroska 3D

Syabas Technology announced that it is updating the firmware in its Popcorn Hour and PopBox media players to support the Matroska Stereo 3D container format.

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Unedited press release follows:

Syabas Is First to Implement Matroska 3D Video

FREMONT, Calif.–Syabas Technology, a leading global distributor of digital entertainment solutions, is very excited to announce that it’s the first to support Matroska 3D in its latest firmware update for both the Popcorn Hour and PopBox products. During the CES 2011 show they demoed the new 3D playback software and received great feedback from both re-sellers and existing customers.

A free firmware update is now available for the Popcorn Hour C-200 with the A-200/210 and PopBox version on the way. Users can now enjoy playback of 3D movie files in both stereoscopic modes. Side by Side and Top and Bottom video are now supported in a wide variety of popular containers including MK3D, MOV, MP4, and M2TS. Using HDMI 1.4 commands, playback on any 3D compatible television is now a reality.

“At Syabas it was our goal to offer our customers a better TV viewing experience and 3D brings it,” said Armando Lopez VP of Strategic Product Marketing. “We took a look at the most popular playback formats and found that 3D was one of them. We put together our engineering resources and now have one of the best 3D playback devices on the market.”

The innovative Syabas products enable consumers to enjoy a wide assortment of content including, home videos, photos, personal music, movies, games and a wide range of TV apps. They have some of the most popular apps like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Revision3, Flicker, Howcast, TED, Weather Bug and many more. To complete all this we have a great user interface that aggregates all your media from any networked device anywhere in the house. Syabas continues to add value to our customer experiences and further enhance our firmware which will benefit existing and new customers alike.

“For a long time Syabas Technology has been a strong early adopter of the Matroska technology,” said Steve Lhomme of Matroska. “They have been reliable partners of our team for years. We are delighted to see them raise the bar once again with the first hardware/software support of 3D Stereoscopic Matroska files. We expect use of .mk3d (.mkv with 3D video) to increase a lot during the coming months/years and with the help of hardware partners like Syabas.”

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