AC Ryan PlayOn!HD2 Review

Editor: David Mitchelson  Date: 27-07-11   1 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction


Product on Review : Play On!HD2
Manufacturer and Sponsor : AC Ryan
Street Price: £158 inc. VAT (GBP)

AC Ryan are a company with a strong vision – to be the number 1 manufacturer of Digital lifestyle enhancement products globally. Being a lifestyle brand isn’t always an easy task, it requires innovation and a strong constant customer satisfaction. Their current focus is on Full HD network ready media players and recorders hoping to captivate and transform the users viewing experience. Today is our first meeting with AC Ryan and we are to look at a product that is currently their flag-ship HD Network Media Player the PlayOn!HD2.

Boasting support for an broad range of video and audio formats and internet functionality the PlayOn!HD2 features the PlayOn!GUI2.0 capable of allowing users to interact and share with social media and much, much more.


The Playon!HD 2 is the next generation of network media player, taking home entertainment to the next level. Building on the success of the original world first, Playon!HD, the Playon!HD 2 is the first Full HD Network Media Player to feature Realtek's latest processor. With the most media format support and the convenience of pre-assembled eco-friendly, low power consumption HDD, the Playon!HD 2 is the only device you need for home entertainment.

The unique and intuitive Playon! GUI2.0 allows users to navigate through all the exceptional features with ease. Enjoy more interaction with friends through Facebook, Twitter, MSN.

Experience the pure performance of Gigabit Wired Networking for the very best in media streaming. The Playon!HD2 includes a USB 3.0 port, supporting the fastest transfer speeds to load all your PC media into the Playon!HD 2.

Specifications

A/V Out

• HDMI 1.3 interface up to 1080p
• Composite Audio / Video
• Y/ Pb / Pr Video
• SPDIF coaxial (digital audio)
• SPDIF Optical TOSLink (digital audio)

Storage Supported

• EZ-Drive slot - 3.5” SATA/SATA2 HDD up to 2TB
• 2.5” HDD support via adaptor frame
• HFS+ with Journaled

Media Cards Supported

• SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity),
• MMC, MS, MSPro

USB Supported

• USB 3.0 and 2.0 Interfaces
• Add ports with USB hubs, USB card readers
• 2x USB 2.0 (USB-A)
• 1x USB 3.0 Slave Port (USB-B)

External File System Supported

• FAT, FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, HFS+ w/out Journaling

Network - Wired

• Wired Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000Mbps (for high performance Full HD streaming)
• Wired Gigabit LAN 10/100Mbps(for data transfer)

Network - Wireless(Optional)

• Wireless WLAN 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps via USB WLAN adaptor (optional, not incl.)
• Supports WLAN security WEP, WPA
• Supports WLAN Peer-to-Peer (connects wireless without router)

Network - Wireless Built-In (selected models only)

• Wireless-N via a PCI-e port with dual antenna

Video Formats Supported

• AVI / MKV / TS / TP / TRP / M2TS / MPG /
• MP4 / MOV / M4V / VOB / ISO / DVD-ISO
• / IFO / DAT / WMV / ASF / RM / RMVB / / BD-ISO
• FLV resolution up to 720p / 1080i / 1080p

Video Codecs Supported

• MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 SP/ASP/AVC
• (H.264 | x264) / XviD / DivX / WMV9 (VC-1)
• / RealVideo 8/9/10 (up to 720P)

Video Output Supported

• PAL / NTSC / 480p / 576p / 720p / 1080i
• 50Hz / 1080i 60Hz / 1080p 50Hz / 1080p
• 60Hz / 1080p 24FPS

Audio Formats Supported

• MP3 / MP2 / WMA / AAC / FLAC / WAV /
• OGG Vorbis / PCM / LPCM / MS-ADPCM /
• LC-AAC / HE-AAC / COOK / RA-Lossless

Audio Output Supported

• Stereo
• Dolby Digital AC3 5.1
• (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
• Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
• (passthrough)
• Dolby TrueHD 7.1
• (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
• DTS Digital Surround 5.1
• (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
• AAC 7.1
• (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
• FLAC

Image Formats Supported

• JPEG, HD JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PNG

Subtitles Format Supported

• SRT, SMI, SSA, IDX/SUB, SUB

Character Sets Supported (Needed for Subtitles)

• Unicode (UTF8), BIG5 (Traditional Chinese),
• Western, Turkish, Central European,
• Greek, Cyrillic, SE European, Russian,
• Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Thai

Cooling

• 40mm Low-Noise Fan (for HDD Cooling)

Power

• Active: 12v/1.42A = 17W aprox.
• Standby: 0.65W

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