AC Ryan Veolo Review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/21/2011 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Alrighty then, as always packaging first. Stylish box, will the Android Smart Hub be just as stylish ?
Of course it is. Inside the packaging you'll find the Android Smart Hub / Media player / setup box. Included are a manual, power adapter braided HDMI cable, and probably the coolest remote control you have ever worked with.
We'll start off with the device itself, as stated a stylish design, nothing screams and shouts with logo's too much. Subtle is the keyword here.
Once you power it on it will emit a light blue color, powered down obviously red.
The market is continuously changing, the biggest trend last year where tablets, Android entered the market and that certainly changed the balance of smart phones. The concept proofs that you can do a lot of stuff with very little hardware, yet it remains intuitive. With that concept in mind AC Ryan started developing a new media hub slash player, in fact I shouldn't call it a media-player really as it is much more then that. The end product is called the Veolo. The Veolo is AC Ryan's version of a media 'HUB' powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo).
AC Ryan PlayOn!HD 2 1TB review
The interesting thing about the PlayOnHD series 2 media-players is that they come standard with the new and very much improved GUI but also hardware wise harbor the latest Realtek 1185 chipset, and that changes a thing or two as the performance issues we had noticed in 1080P content playback (with very high bit-rate) are now a thing of the past. That Realtek 1185 chipset has an increased clock frequency, 500 MHz coming from 400 MHz on the original version. And it makes all the difference. Meanwhile AC Ryan started to further improve on the PlayOn!HD 2 as you'll spot a USB 3.0 slave port which you can use to quickly play back from or transfer files.
AC Ryan PlayOn!HD 1TB and Mini review
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