"Awesome" at XS Reviews UK
Top UK hardware enthusiast website XS Reviews just reviewed the Playon!HD Mini and it received 4.5/5 stars!“The AC Ryan Playon mini is awesome”
“Using the browser system to access your videos is pretty easy to do. You get a preview of the video or picture by simply keeping the icon on it for a while, and even large video files load relatively quickly after a few seconds. Quality is good and apart from the occasional pause and rare instances of judderyness, the video streaming is near flawless. This really works as a complete HTPC system as long as you have your media server or PC on. Music comes through fine, photo viewing to a room full of people is easy and simple and movies work great.
The feeds system works nicely, with the feed names being quite prominent and the articles found within each displayed in an easy to read format. The weather feed is also surprisingly detailed, giving you access to a massive catalogue of locations to garner information on. The radio also works nicely giving you a massive selection of stations to choose from, enough that you'll rarely use the custom add feature.
For the AC Ryan Playon mini you're looking to spend around £80, which for essentially converting your current media server or PC into an HTPC with added feed and radio functionality, isn't bad. Picking up the wireless system costs another £15 or so, and I would recommend it...the AC Ryan Playon mini is awesome. It's a small, good looking box that fits in with your other living room hardware, works smoothly and plays back everything up to 1080p HD. There's no built in storage, but you can add portable drives if you want a bit of local space and the remote is fully functioning and easy to use.
This is a great little product that if you're happy with the price, will tick all the boxes”