"A fetch/store/play/serve powerhouse" at Techgage
Leading US-based review website Techgage has just published their review of the Playon!HD.
Here is a summary."A fetch/store/play/serve powerhouse"
“We come to the highlights - the BitTorrent client and the file copier. I can't say why I found the file copier so slick, but it was absolutely wonderful to have a very clear, simple way to move media onto and off of the device. AC Ryan should get a very good score almost based on this alone, and if you've ever tried to add media to other stand-alone players, you'd understand why. It's simple - you choose where you copy from and to, and that's frankly IT. It works, it's menu is just what is needed, and it makes the process simple. Now if only it could copy from NFS, or have a faster connection available to it than USB 2.0.
The BitTorrent client is where the Playon!HD really begins to shine unto its own. This, plus the built-in NAS functionality on the device begin to really turn it into its own little media server, and not just a media player. It's completely Web-controlled, and progress is viewable directly on your TV screen. This functionality takes what would otherwise be a fairly mundane player and turns it into a fetch/store/play/serve powerhouse.
To date, this is the ONLY player that offers this set of options as a whole package - the ASUS O!Play requires external eSATA drives, and the WD TV Live is simply a streaming box with no real ability for any mass storage at all. By the way, NONE of the other options offer the ability to be a NAS, or to download from a service like BitTorrent”
Entire Review: http://techgage.com/article/ac_ryan_pla ... a_player/3