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AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential

AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential
alaScore 78

51 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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AC Ryan PlayOn!HD Essential ? Reviewed

 

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AC Ryan PlayOn!HD Essential review

 

Out of the box, this is a non-networked version of AC Ryan's PlayOn!HD media streamer, but you can add an optional £20 wi-fi dongle to change that. My sample came with a pre-installed 1TB HDD and there are 500GB and 2TB versions.

AC Ryan claims no other media player supports as many file types ; Video playback is good, and it has no problems with a range of standard-def and HD files including DivX, H.264, SRT subtitles and a full HD M2TS Blu-ray rip ; Audio support is even...

The menu system reacts slowly to the remote control

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AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential

 

The Playon!HD Essential has great codec support, but falls flat on the critical issue of streaming from network media sources.

Slick user interface ; Good range of codec support ; 1TB on-board storage

No Ethernet support ; Wi-Fi is an added extra ; Squishy cheap remote control

As a straight media player, the Playon!HD Essential does its basic job well. The problem is, it's by a long shot not unique in this playback field, even though it does offer support for a wide range of file types. At this kind of price point we'd have...

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AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential Review

 

Dutch based A.C. Ryan have been receiving critical acclaim recently for their series of Playon!HD media devices. We have reviewed their full range so far on KitGuru and today we look at their latest edition, the Playon! HD Essential.

KitGuru says: A great media player at a very low price. Should be filling many stockings this Christmas.

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