The audio settings are scarce, volume and you can configure your digital outputs to SPDIF pass-through or PCM. But fair enough, it is all you need anyway.
The video options are scarce as well, you can select your resolution, screen position calibration and aspect ratio. The image settings allow a little tweaking of brightness and contrast etc. Missing here are output format preferences like 24P, perhaps that will be added in the future though.
For network configuration you can use the Wireless N (integrated) or wired (up-to 1 Gigabit). The settings are fairly extensive and obviously you can configure IPs manually or use a DHCP lease from your router.
We did place a Watt meter in-between the device and the wall socket as we where curious about power consumption. With the Veolo power down we see 1 Watt power consumption, and that 6 Watt measurement, well that's during playback of a high bit rate movie. So yeah, this unit uses merely 6 Watts which is crazy when you think about it, especially comparing it to say a fully fledged HTPC.
AC Ryan Veolo Review 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 Today we test the Playon!HD 1TB and Playon!HD Mini with new updated firmware, both products are media streamers, they can sniff your network for photo's, music, but most of all these little kits are specialized high-definition content playback up-to 1080P, and that's where stuff gets interesting.