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AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential

AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential
alaScore 88

28 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (digitalreviews.net)

AC Ryan PlayOn!HD Essential ? Reviewed

 

Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

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

The menu system reacts slowly to the remote control

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

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...

Feb, 2011

MUST HAVE

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

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.

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS / Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.57
Power Requirements:12V/1.30A

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, LPCM, MP2, MP3, MS-ADPCM, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, MP2, MP3, MS-ADPCM, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, srt, SRT, SSA, SUB / SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB / smi, srt, ssa, sub, sub+idx
Video compression format:ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, IFO, ISO, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, RM, RMVB, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV / ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, IFO, ISO, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, RM, RMVB, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV
Video compression formats:ASF, DivX, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RealVideo, Xvid / MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RealVideo, Xvid
Video formats supported:ASF,AVI,DAT,FLV,IFO,ISO,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPG,RM,RMVB,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,WMV / ASF,AVI,DAT,FLV,IFO,ISO,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPG,RM,RMVB,TRP,TS,VOB,WMV

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Built-in camera: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Fan:1 x 40mm / 40 mm
Media types supported:MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 SP/ASP/AVC/XviD/DivX/WMV9/RealVideo 8/9/10
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Composite
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.57
Power Requirements:12V/1.30A

Radio

Internet radio: No

Still Image

Slide show: Yes

Storage

Built-in storage media:No / Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Host interface:SATA
Maximum storage capacity:2
Storage drive interface:SATA, Serial ATA II
Storage drive size:3.5
Storage media type:HDD / No
Supported file systems:ext3, FAT16, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS / EXT3, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Frame rate:24
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.91
Height:2.17
Weight:21.5
Width:7.28