“Fantastic all-in-one media server” at T3 Magazine
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The Playon!HD has just been reviewed and received 4 out of 5 stars! "Fantastic all-in-one media server"
"Streamers like this one from Netherlands brand AC Ryan are something of a luxury. Your PlayStation3, Xbox 360 or perhaps even your TV can already play digital files from USB and/or even provide online content.
The heavyweight 1.5kg PlayOn takes things little further. Able to play virtually any music, photo or video file format in common use, it contains a 1.5TB and can even get online via Ethernet or with a Wi-Fi adaptor.
Files play stably and the hi-def files look fabulous, albeit with one or two jagged edges. During our test the unit also played WMA, FLAC and OGG music files. For photos, JPG, BMP and TIFF files are all displayed quickly both as thumbnails and full screen.
The Media Library icon accesses content stored on the HDD, while Internet Feeds takes you to third party hubs from Picasa, Flicr and a RSS feed app. The latter displays news feeds from any URL you manually enter, as well as from CNN, the BBC and NPR. There's also an internet radio.
..if you like the thought of its extensive file support, the PlayOn HD is a fantastic all-in-one media server, that will easily let you store and stream content from your TV or home computer"
Entire Review: http://www.t3.com/reviews/tv/media-cent ... -hd-review