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AC Ryan Playon!HD2

AC Ryan Playon!HD2
alaScore 88

46 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of AC Ryan Playon!HD2. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. There are some mixed opinions about the size. Some have doubts about the usability.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the AC Ryan Playon!HD2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 (PV73700) media streamer


A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 review: A media streamer that's packed with features, but could use better functionality

Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 ; Space for internal hard drive ; Decent Web features

Interface a little slow ; Could use better functionality ; Remote control could be better

The A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 has a long list of features and capabilities. It's not just a regular media streamer; it can also handle BitTorrent downloads, share files across a network even let you use Twitter and Facebook through your TV. But it could use...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Adam Oxford (

AC Ryan PlayOn! HD2 Mini review


Small and almost-perfectly formed

Excellent playback quality ; Audio and USB ports

Clunky menu ; Slow boot

Almost excellent, but the simplicity of design is held back by a clunky menu system.

Jun, 2011


Expert review by : Vedran Dakic (

AC Ryan Playon!HD2 and Playon!HD2 mini review


Media players are….. complicated things. They claim they can put heaven and earth on your display (be it a TV set, LCD, plasma, whatever), but often something just doesn't work. Or they have some other annoying habit, like - you have to upgrade the...

All in all, these two media players are seriously good. They're really easy to setup and use, very fast, stuffed to their eyeballs with options, and have Gigabit Ethernet, a feature that was lacking in the first generation. They're also very...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (

A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 - The Show Goes on


Capable of playing most video formats such as AVI, MKV, TS, RMVB, FLV at up to 1080p, will the Realtek 1185DD-powered A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 impress us? Read on to find out.

Plays almost every file fomatHas USB 3.0 port for high-speed data transfer

Big and bulkySlow start-up

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Richard Plant (

AC Ryan Playon!HD2 Mini review


AC Ryan are certainly making a name for themselves in the connected media player space. Last generations offerings, the Playon!HD and HD Mini offered easy access to video and audio files both on local storage and over LAN. The new generation, denoted...

The PlayOn! HD Mini2 makes a great addition to any AV setup that relies on digital file streaming over the local network. You can of course just plug a USB hard disk straight into the back, but to my mind it complements a nice home NAS device like the...

May, 2011


Expert review by : Zardon (

AC Ryan Playon! HD 2 Network Media Player review


KitGuru has reviewed many of the AC Ryan Playon! products in the past and we have always been impressed with their pricing, user interface and build quality. Today we are looking at their new ‘full size' Playon! HD 2 which contains a 1TB hard drive and...

Interface looks great ; Hard drive tray concept is brilliant ; Runs quiet ; High quality Samsung hard drive ; Remote is excellent ; Upgradeable ; Wireless connectivity is an option ; USB 3.0 is very quick ; Never failed with any media file we threw at...

Gigabit lan is hardly any faster than previous product ; Wireless struggles with 1080p streaming ; AMD and Nvidia discrete cards offer better image quality and more fine tuning options ; Interface can be sluggish at times, needs some speed enhancements

KitGuru says: An exciting, feature packed product which is sure to sell well for AC Ryan. The price is certainly right.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Bj?rn Endre (

AC Ryan Playon! HD2 - En uppdaterad mediaspelare som inte n?r ?nda fram


A.C.Ryan Playon! hd2 ?r som namnet antyder uppf?ljaren till deras f?retagets framg?ngsrika playon! hd. Med en ny uppdaterad styrkrets, usb 3.0-st?d, gigabitn?tverk och ny uppdaterad mjukvara hoppas A.C.Ryan att ?ven denna version kommer hitta k?pare....

Mycket bra formatst?d ; St?der hd-ljud fullt ut (b?de nermixning och vidarebefodring) ; Yamj (jukebox f?r film och tv-serier) ; Trevlig fj?rrkontroll ; St?der 3.5"-h?rddisk ; Bra bildkvalitet ; M?nga tillbeh?r, t ex hdmi-kabel ; St?djer m?nga k?llor...

Segt gr?nssnitt ; Yamj kr?ngligt att konfiguera ; Buggig officiell styrmjukvara ; Stor ; Intern kategorisering av media fungerar inte speciellt bra

Det ?r l?tt att f? intryck att denna spelare har s? pass mycket problem med mjukvaran att den ?r oanv?ndbar. S? ?r inte riktigt fallet. De flesta buggar tycks ha att g?ra med spelarens funktion f?r att skanna och kategorisera media. Vi valde att helt...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Moritz Stückler (

A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 im Videotest


Physikalische Datenträger für Multimedia-Inhalte sind out! Heutzutage kommen Musik, Filme und Fotos in digitaler Form, entweder direkt aus dem Netz oder von universellen USB-Sticks, Festplatten oder über das lokale Netzwerk von NAS-Servern. Der A.C....

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Mikael Hansen (

Test: A.C. Ryan PlayOn! HD2 - Magen til skrammel!


A.C.Ryan er ikke særlig kendt herhjemme, men roses overalt på internettet for at lave nogle særdeles kompetente medie-afspillere. Det skulle naturligvis afprøves …

Afspiller alt, hvad du smider efter den

Langsomme og ulogiske menuerStøj fra blæserenElendig fjernbetjening

Jeg forstår ærlig talt ikke alle de rosende ord, man kan læse om denne kasse rundt om på internettet. Jovist, den kan en masse, men softwaren er simpelthen så fyldt med fejl, og jeg stødte hovedet mod muren så mange gange, at jeg til sidst gav op. Den...

Jul, 2011

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Im Test: AC Ryan Playon!HD2 Network Mediaplayer


Der Playon!HD2-Mediaplayer erfüllt seine Aufgabe sehr gut und spielt sämtliche Trümpfe bei der Wiedergabe von multimedialen Inhalten aus. Das Betrachten von Hollywood-Blockbustern mit Surround-Sound und einer klaren Darstellung macht mit diesem Produkt...

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