The AC Ryan PlayonHD! mini can be bought online or at various local online resellers for 99 Euro. The price is slightly higher than what you would spend for other similar products (i.e. WD Live TV).
The device comes packaged into a small box, denoting the device's size, which is just 151 x 102 x 42mm. It's weight is just 600g:
Let's open the box. As you can see below, everything is placed into protective packaging:
The bundle is complete and includes the essential AV and HDMI 1.3 cables. Here is what's inside:
- 1x AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini
- 2x AA Battery
- 1x Remote Control
- 1x FREE AC Ryan HDMI 1.3 quality cable (2m)
- 1x composite A/V Cable
- 1x AC Adaptor
- 1x Power Cord
- 1x User Manual
Looking at the player we can say that it's looks like a 'shrunk' version of the PlayOnHD! model, having a similar build quality and a low weight. The "AC-RYAN" back-lit logo placed on the front side lights to red and blue.
At the rear side of the device there are many outputs/inputs. These are Digital audio outputs, Network inputs (10/100Mbps), HDMI-Composite-Component video outputs and of course the power jack. In addition, there are two USB 2.0 ports for connecting external devices such as USB flash drives, or HDD or even USB optical drives for playback unprotected material.