A Look at the Interface
Once you hit the power on button on the remote, or the button on the face of the player, a PlayOn! logo welcomes you and you have to wait for about 33 sec until you see the player's main menu. Quite a long time, we expected much less from a media player.
Oct 31, 2009 We’ve looked at a few products from Dutch company A.C.Ryan. Back in 2008 there was the ACR-PV72100 Playon! Network DVR, which was a well-featured if.
- Jul 29, 2011 I also found a file containing codes for the Playon HD (not the HD Mini 2) that somebody had posted on another forum however I get the same thing happening with these codes as well. I contacted AC Ryan and they supplied me with the following image of the remote control and the Hex function numbers assigned to each key on the remote.
- USER MANUAL ACR-PV78100. TABLE OF CONTENTS. AC Ryan takes no responsibility for loss of data stored on the hard drive. 1.1.6 Others When using the player, please do not let the player come in contact with water or other liquid, if water is. Thank you for purchasing an AC Ryan Playon!LIVE DVB-T2 Recorder, model: ACR-PV78100. View Free-to-Air.
From the movies, music and photo submenus you have access to the respective folders on the internal HDD. Via the Files Manager option you can explore all attached, local or remote, devices. Internet Media gives you access to the online services that the PlayOn!HD2 supports. For easier access you can connect a keyboard and a mouse, but unfortunately there is no visible cursor, crippling the mouse's usability. The supported online media services include the famous Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Picasa, Buddy Link, Video Podcasts etc.
Continuing our trip to the main menu, next we find the Jukebox option. Through Jukebox you get many interesting details for your stored movies like covers, rating, actor names, brief summary, details about the movie format etc. In order to setup Jukebox on your player or on a remote network share you need to install YAMJ (Yet Another Movie Jukebox) and follow these instructions.
The next option in the main menu is the most crucial since through this you can setup the player. In the Setup option we find several submenus with system, audio, video, network and misc settings. For each submenu we will refer to the most vital settings.
Through system settings you can choose the menu language, text encoding, system fonts, set the time after which the screen saver will be enabled, scan storage for media files, format the internal HDD etc.
In audio settings you can enable night mode and set the HDMI and SPDIF outputs. If you have connected the player to a Dolby Surround amplifier through optical or coaxial SPDIF then you must select Passthrough at SPDIF output.
Through video settings you can set the aspect ratio, the resolution and refresh rate according to the TV set that the player is connected, enable Plasma mode, set the screen size etc.
Wired or wireless network connections can be configured through Network settings. You will also find some interesting features there like FTP server, Samba, UPnP Server, PPPoE setup and transmission.
Ac Ryan Playon Hd Mini 2 FirmwareTransmission exists in the newer firmaware (r3966) and substitutes the previous BitTorrent client. After you enable it through your favorite browser on a smartphone/PC/laptop, enter the IP address of the player followed by port 9091, for example: 192.168.1.20:9091. Then you will be redirected to the transmission page where you can add / remove torrents to download. Attention, in order to download torrents you need to have a HDD installed in the media player. As it seems you cannot send the torrents you want to download to a network share but only download them straight to internal storage and move them afterwards. Also we noticed that while transmission verifies the downloaded data of a torrent file, the menu response becomes really sluggish, rendering it unusable. However the playback of an 80 mbps MKV file, from the internal drive, while downloading with 1.2 MB/sec speed was excellent without any shutters.
Lastly, through misc settings you can get various info about the player like its version & network info, upgrade it through a USB stick, set a password, enable folder access protection etc.