Excellent Hardware at Hardwareluxx Germany!
Germany’s largest PC hardware testing website Hardwareluxx has just reviewed the Playon!HD.
It impressed and came out with their “Excellent Hardware” award!“True connection splendour”
“The design of the Playon! HD series can be described as completely successful. Housed in the matte black case, it has a modern glossy front. This matching contrast is very appealing, so that the Playon!HD fits in a stylishly modern designer living room. The right side has it all and is already a first taste of the rich diversity of the connections on the back. AC Ryan offers two USB ports and (at first somewhat surprising) a host connection. Not only that, there is also a card reader. The back offers a true connection splendour. For image output, there is a HDMI connection in the 1.3 format, or alternatively one YUV video output. For audio output, there's one per optical and coaxial digital output, and a classic pair of RCA. For network connections we have the RJ45 socket.
In addition, it is striking that AC Ryan integrated a 40-mm fan. This cools a 3.5-inch format HDD, which can be installed optionally. This shows yet another aspect of the Playon!HD’s functionality - it can not only stream, but data from other devices on a NAS functions are provided. Fortunately, the system dares to move from pure consumer to the full (but still open) eco-system. The remote control supplied with the kit offers a very good feel and this is still well in hand. The keys are grouped into logical groups and present a clear pressure point.
Those who like a little NAS solution together with the proper media server, or simply looking for a local streaming option, the Playon!HD is recommended”http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/consumer-electronics/mp3mediaplayer/15790-test-acryan-playonhd-einstieg-in-eine-vernetzte-welt.html