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AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential

AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential
alaScore 86

28 reviews

Sep, 2020

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 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. Reviews about the usability and price are different.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the AC Ryan Playon!HD Essential is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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 (

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


Expert review by : Zardon (

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

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