AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2

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For those of you that took a look at the AC Ryan Playon!HD2 1TB and thought to yourself, well that looks great, but I already have a PC full of movies, why do I need one in my lounge too? Well, that’s a good question and here to answer it is the Mini 2, the storage free, networking content hub that you’ll soon want in your living room setup.

To find out why, the quickest thing to do would be to skip to the last page and read the conclusion; but we put a lot of work into our reviews here at XSR. Go on, give the whole thing a read, please?

Features and Specifications

A/V Out

  • HDMI 1.3 interface up to 1080p
  • Composite Audio / Video
  • Y/Pb/Pr Video
  • SPDIF Optical TOSLink (digital audio)

Storage Supported

  • USB HDD, USB sticks and other USB Mass Storage Devices
  • File Systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS, EXT3
  • Network drives: USB2.0 PORTS: 2 x USB 2.0 (USB-A)

USB Supported

  • Add ports with USB hubs, USB card readers
  • 2x USB 2.0 (USB-A)

Network – Wired

  • Gigabit

Network – Wirless:


  • Wireless WLAN 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps via USB WLAN adaptor (optional, not incl.)
  • Supports WLAN security WEP, WPA
  • Supports WLAN Peer-to-Peer (connects wireless without router)

Network – Wirless Built-In

(Selected models only)

  • Wireless-N via a PCI-e port with dual antenna

Video Formats Supported

  • AVI / MKV / TS / TP / TRP / M2TS / MPG / MP4 / MOV / M4V / VOB / ISO / DVD-ISO / IFO / DAT / WMV / ASF / RM / RMVB / FLV resolution up to 720p / 1080i / 1080p / BD-ISO

Video Codecs Supported

  • MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 SP/ASP/AVC (H.264 | x264) / XviD / DivX / WMV9 (VC-1) / RealVideo 8/9/10 (up to 720P)

Video Output Supported

  • PAL / NTSC / 480p / 576p / 720p / 1080i 50Hz / 1080i 60Hz / 1080p 50Hz / 1080p 60Hz / 1080p 24FPS

Audio Formats Supported

  • MP3 / MP2 / WMA / AAC / FLAC / WAV / OGG Vorbis / PCM / LPCM / MS-ADPCM / LC-AAC / HE-AAC / COOK / RA-Lossless

Audio Output Supported

  • Stereo
  • Dolby Digital AC3 5.1 (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
  • Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 (passthrough)
  • Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
  • DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
  • AAC 7.1 (passthrough & downmix to stereo)
  • FLAC

Image Formats Supported


Subtitles Format Supported


Network – Wirless Built-In

(Needed for subtitles)

  • Unicode (UTF8), BIG5 (Traditional Chinese), Western, Turkish, Central European, Greek, Cyrillic, SE European, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Thai


  • DC-IN 5V Standby: 0,3 W / Active: 8,2 W


  • No Fan (Advanced Fanless Cooling for processor)


Last modified: March 28, 2011

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