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They recently reviewed the Playon!DVRHD and it received their coveted Recommended award!“An ideal living-room choice for the technology enthusiast”
"A.C. Ryan's PlayOn!DVR HD box of tricks does a pretty good job as an all-in-one hub for your multimedia entertainment. The network media player's credentials are well-documented, while the digital video recording ability is new here. It all works seamlessly and plays and records nearly all formats, making it an ideal living-room choice for the technology enthusiast who likes to have flexibility in their multimedia hub.
Viewing a program entails navigating to the recording destination and then clicking on play. In keeping with the general setup, a large preview screen is shown, which can be expanded to a full-sized screen by, again, clicking on it. Watching a recording made in HQ mode shows very little deviation from the quality of the source material, ensuring that it's perfectly viewable.
The DVR HD can play a disarming number of video and audio codecs. Armed with the Realtek 1283DD+ chip, it outputs to 1080p24 through both HDMI and component. Firmware updates ensure that the unit is kept up-to-date with improvements, and A. C. Ryan has added features such as Yet Another Movie Jukebox (YAMJ) over time. The Realtek chip does very well with video. It's crisp and clear from high-definition sources when displayed on a 46in TV”