The new Playon!HD 2 is supplied in similar packaging to the Mini 2 and that of other AC Ryan players. A large image of the player is presented on the front of the box along with a note of the key features, which include the same 2-Year Warranty we saw on the Mini 2.
On the side of the package we find a comprehensive breakdown of the formats that the Playon!HD 2 supports. There is also a short diagram highlighting the ease in which a hard drive can be swapped on the player.
Inside the box we find the player securely stored between two moulded foam holders, along with a cardboard box containing the bundled items.
The bundled items are a power adapter, manual, component and composite cables, an HDMI cable and USB 3.0 cable. Though it looks comprehensive the instructions in the guide only cover the very basic installation operations. This is written in numerous languages, which explains the size of the manual. It’s a testament to AC Ryan’s confidence in the new GUI however that the player does not come with a more in-depth user guide.
Like the new Mini, the HD 2 is also supplied with a redesigned remote control. The new remote is more rounded than the original and contains fewer buttons, and though it is slightly longer if feels more comfortable in the hand.