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AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini2

AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini2
alaScore 85

86 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini2. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design. The reliability also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the size.

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63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : CDRinfo (

Expert Review


The PlayOnHD! Mini 2 turned out to be our favorite media player for its tiny size and and its good/stable overall operation. Adding to that the frequent firmware updates released by AC Ryan, the PlayOnHD! Mini 2 wins hands down within it's category of...

Aug, 2011

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AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2 review


As it had happened with the original PlayOnHD! series, ACRyan has released the mini version of the popular PlayOnHD2! network media player, based on the same engine and a better firmware that keeps our interest got the device high.

Listing some negatives, we found the network copying speeds to be low, but that's something we can live with.

Aug, 2011

TECHGAGE - Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Rob Williams (

AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2 Review


A lot has happened with AC Ryan's Playon! line-up since I took a look at the original Mini last fall, with a GUI overhaul being the most noticeable and important change. There are a ton of new Internet features packed in as well, and thanks to the...

To date, I haven't found what I'd consider to be a "perfect" set-top media player, and nor does the Playon!HD Mini 2 fill that void. That doesn't mean that it's not fantastic, though, and in fact, it is. So much so, that it's without question the best...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : A.C. Ryan (

A.C. Ryan PlayOn!HD Mini 2 Media Player Video Review


The A.C. Ryan PlayOn!HD Mini 2 Media Player is the best mini yet! This product plays just about any video, audio and picture format, it's tiny, looks great, full 1080p capable, 7.1 channel audio, internet media, is affordable and there's a large...

May, 2011

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AC Ryan PlayOn!HD Mini 2 review


The Mini 2 is an update to the PlayOn!HD Mini and has a new remote control and interface. As well as HDMI, component and composite video interfaces, it has stereo phono and optical S/PDIF audio outputs, two USB ports, and a fast Gigabit Ethernet port.

Excellent file support and a low price, but the interface is clumsy and slow and the streamer doesn't support many internet services

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : MacWorld (

AC Ryan PlayOn!HD Mini 2


Needs extra USB ports

Jun, 2011

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had this player for a while now and had no trouble what so ever plays everything is a great design realy small and compact and is well made with a shinny finsh.the only negative is the manual does not cover much.

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS
Audio output channels:7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS


Energy Star certified: No


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.67

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, LPCM, MP2, MP3, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:smi, srt, ssa, sub, sub+idx
Video compression format:ASF, AVCHD, AVI, DAT, DIVX, H.262, H.264, IFO, ISO, ISO (Blu-ray), M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, RM, RMVB, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, WMV9, XVID


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Streaming capability: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
Video output - digital:480p / 576p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p


Power consumption (standby):0.67


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported


Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No
Supported file systems:EXT3, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes