AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2 Media Player (ACR-PV73800) Review
Playon!HD Mini 2 Media Player – Inside
Inside the Mini 2 we find a main PCB which fits snugly into the casing and close to the centre is the Realtek chipset which controls the player. This processor, branded RTD1185DD, sits alongside on-board memory which on our sample was a Nanya NT5TU64M16GG-AC DDR2. To the left of the processor is the RTL8211D GB LAN controller and rounding off the chips is a Hynix NAND Flash chip branded HY27UF084G2B which stores out GUI/OS for the device.
Also worth noting is that the system also includes a mini-PCIe slot which means we could insert a Wi-Fi card, or at least AC Ryan can offer models with Wi-Fi built in.
Finally, before we look at the device in use, here are a list of the detailed specifications and format support:
HDMI 1.3 interface up to 1080p
Composite Audio / Video
SPDIF Optical TOSLink (digital audio)
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)
Add ports with USB hubs, USB card readers
2x USB 2.0 (USB-A)
Network – Wired
Network – Wireless
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 – Wireless Bult-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
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