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AC Ryan Playon!HD2
7.6 out of 10

AC Ryan Playon!HD2

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Overall 8

AC Ryan PlayOn!HD2

7 July 2011
  • Summary: I've been an owner of the original AC Ryan PlayOn!HD for a while, so it was relatively easy for me to spot the differences/upgrades coming with the new PlayOn!HD2. First of all, what matters most not only to me, but also to many users out there, is the greatly improved menu response.
  • Pros: Supports all popular (and even more) video/audio formats, Very low power consumption, Managed to play even ultra high bit rate (80 mpbs) MKV files, EZ slot makes the swap of the disk an easy task, USB 3.0 port and a (supposed) Gigabit LAN, Good bundle which, among others, includes a good quality ...
  • Cons: Menu response sometimes sluggish, especially with high CPU or disk load, Fan is not temperature controlled, Gigabit LAN delivers only 100 mbit performance, BitTorrent client can be accessed only through browser and not through player menu (ver 3966), Unknown quality capacitors could limit lifespa...
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
23 June 2011
  • Excerpt: AC Ryan's PlayOn!HD2 - Does it meet the cut for quality, well rounded media players? With a beautiful UI, USB3.0 support and more, the odds are looking good.
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AC Ryan PlayOn!HD2 Media Player

19 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Today I will be taking a look a product from the AC Ryan brand, The PlayOn HD2 1TB, the updated version of the already popular PlayOn HD. These media devices should play just about every file format that you would use and do it well, so let us get on with the review and find out if it does what it...
  • Pros: Plays all the common audio / video formats (mp3 / wma/mkv / avi / mpeg 1,2,4 / DVD vob etc)., Excellent Black reproduction, Easy to use and slick looking GUI, HDD easily upgradable (my nan could do it), USB 3.0 Slave port (for faster transfer from PC), Easy to setup, Can be used as a NAS/FTP, Cle...
  • Cons: Internet media options seem a little slow and un responsive, Had to mess around with audio on receiver side when Dolby 5.1 played out through the HDMI
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Expert Review

17 June 2011
  • Conclusion: If you can afford around €250 Euro, the PlayOnHD2! with 1TB HDD onboard could become your best friend in your living room next to your TV.
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Overall 8

A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 review: A media streamer that's packed with features, but could use better functionality

Good Gear Guide.au
13 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 has a long list of features and capabilities. It's not just a regular media streamer; it can also handle BitTorrent downloads, share files across a network even let you use Twitter and Facebook through your TV. But it could use better functionality and a quicker interface.
  • Pros: Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0, Space for internal hard drive, Decent Web features
  • Cons: Interface a little slow, Could use better functionality, Remote control could be better
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Overall 8

AC Ryan Playon!HD2 Media Player

22 March 2011
  • Conclusion: I really liked the first generation of the ACRyan Playon!HD, and this new iteration is certainly a significant upgrade. Is it perfect? No. Will it be one day? Probably not, but ACRyan have shown a strong commitment to tweaking and patching their products in line with what their customers want.
  • Pros: Great media player, Much better file organisation and access, Gigabit Port, USB slave 3.0, Yotube and social access works reasonably well, New UI is really nice, Music can now shuffle
  • Cons: Wearker remote power, Twitter/facebook access is a bit buggy, USB 3.0 only slave option, EZ drive isn’t that great
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Overall 8

A.C. Ryan PlayOn!HD2

Bild och Ljud
1 November 2011
Overall 7

Expert Review

Lyd & Billede
29 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Den opgraderede model er så klart bedre end forrige års vinder af Bedste køb. Den klarer flere medietyper, har pænere menuer og hurtigere tilslutninger. Men det er en stor boks med mærkbar blæserlyd. Som medieafspiller er den umærket, og den klarer flest medietyper af alle de testede afspillere.
  • Pros: Mange tilslutninger, God formatstøtte
  • Cons: Blæserlyden, Ingen lokale nettjenester
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Mediaspiller for entusiasten

Lyd & Bilde
22 September 2011
Overall 9

A.C.Ryan Playon!HD2 - novije je bolje

PC Ekspert
5 September 2011
  • Conclusion: U odnosu na stari model novo je i korisničko sučelje. Osim ljepšeg izgleda, praktičnije je, dopušta brzi izbor filmova ili glazbe koju ste nedavno kopirali na uređaj. Glavni se izbornik sastoji od sedam podizbornika, već spomenutog preglednika nedavno kopirane multimedije, te ikona trenutnih...
  • Pros: Moćan hardver, softverske mogućnosti, 1TB disk, bundle, dvogodišnje full service godine jamstvo, velik broj Audio/video izlaza, kvalitetan HDMI kabel u bundleu, podrška za media kartice i USB3.0.
  • Cons: Spor odziv sučelja, povremeno bučan ventilator i problem s konfiguracijom bežične mreže (ne radi sa skirvenim SSID-om).
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