The Popbox Pushed Back… Again

Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

It looks like you'll be waiting until July 23rd to get your hands on the Popbox, now sans Netflix and SDTV support.

It's getting harder and harder to be excited about the Popbox. We've been waiting on it for quite a while now, and the latest pushback from the original July 4th launch date means we've got three more weeks to wait.

According to Popblog, the official Popbox blog, there's a bit of an issue with the software. If that sounds familiar, it's because the Boxee Box has been delayed for the same reason.

The Popbox apps are looking a bit sparse without Netflix there, but the device will still play just about every video file you can throw at it, so that's a bonus. The folks at Popbox want to stress that more providers, which probably includes Netflix, will be available after launch. "We want to make it clear that the PopBox that ships is, TODAY, capable of supporting all foreseeable App partners in the future WITHOUT requiring a hardware upgrade," states the Popblog.

Strangely though, the Popbox does support 3D video but doesn't support output to SDTVs.

Source: Popblog

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