AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2 Full HD Network Media Streamer Review

Others/Miscelleneous by stefan @ 2012-02-28

The Playon!HD Mini 2 Full HD Network Media Streamer from AC Ryan has a pretty small footprint and is able to stream multimedia content (videos, photos, music) right from our network; in case we have attached to it an USB Flash Drive or external HDD, we can play back the multimedia contents locally. The device can be also connected wirelessly to the network via an accessory sold separately.

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A Closer Look Contd.

On its back, there is a cover which must be removed in order to install the supplied batteries:




Given the texture type of the product, AC Ryan has decided to fully wrap the enclosure in transparent plastic film; the frontal side is also protected with an extra layer of thin film:




The product casing is made from a shiny black plastic material, and on the top we can find its name, debossed:




On the frontal side of the streamer there is a single power on/off button, but if we look more carefully, we can also spot the IR receiver and the AC Ryan logo:




Some of the supported technologies logos can be found on the right side of the product:




In the back side of the unit, we can find (from left to right) the:


-DC-IN Jack

-Y/Pb/Pr OUT jack

-A/V OUT jack

-HDMI jack

-RJ45 LAN socket

-2x USB 2.0 Host Ports

-S/PDIF Optical Jack




On the bottom we can locate 4 small plastic feet along with lots of ventilation holes:




As an optional accessory, we can get for the Playon!HD Mini 2 a Wireless N 300mbps USB adaptor:




A small product description and specifications can be found in the back side of the packaging; here we can learn that this item can be also used with our PC or laptop in case we decide to leave the streamer on a wired connection:




The WiFi adapter looks like an USB Flash Drive and preserves the design features of the main product:





On the back of the adapter we can find the product code name, along with the WPS button:




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