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AC RYAN - Play on HD Owners Thread

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All ,

Starting a thread for all AC Ryan Media player owners .

Start marking all

1. Good
2. Bad
3. Ugly of AC Ryan Media players here

Lets stream all

1. Comments
2. Complaints
3. Criticism in this thread . Also lets add any features we need on future Firmware upgrades .


Below are the links for using the A C Ryan Media player

AC Ryan - General Demo

YouTube - AC Ryan Playon!HD FullHD MediaPlayer


AC Ryan Play On HD Setup
YouTube - Playon!HD Setup walkthrough


AC Ryan Hard disk Drive installation
YouTube - Playon!HD - How to install a harddisk

New firmware update Attached
 

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Hi,

First of all need a good GUI(TViX has got a very cool GUI), something like that will be good.

DD-TrueHD audio support.

And last but not the least, competitive price is definitely needed!!!!!!



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AC Ryan now with Juke Box Features - First Pictures

Attached is the AC Ryan first pictures with Juke Box

The main menu now consists of

1. Feeds - Internet Radio - focused
2. Juke Box - For all Audio , Video & Photos
3. Torrents - Bit Torrent for direct downloads .
 

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hi,

this seems to be a cool feature.:clapping:
waiting for the firmware!!!

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AC Ryan New Firmware Update - Photos attached

To do a manual update,
1. Power off the mains to your Playon!HD
2. Plug in the USB flash drive with the firmware "install.img" present in the root directory
3. Press and hold on to the power button on the front panel
4. Power on the mains to your Playon!HD
5. Release the power button when the flashing procedure is started

You may also need to install the extension package (BTPD, SAMBA, UNICGI) separately by downloading at this location.
http://www.acryan.com/downloads/PV73...n_Packages.zip
1. Unzip the package to the root directory of your USB flash drive
2. Plug in to a host USB port on the Playon!HD
3. Proceed to Setup - System - Extension Info
4. Choose the install option for both BTPD and SAMBA and run both app

If you have read the above and is ready to try this out, here's the link to download the firmware!
http://www.acryan.com/downloads/Firm...7.06.r2160.zip

Some screenshots of this firmware.

HDMI LPCM Multi Channel setting in the Audio output selection
 

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I guess AC Ryan's PlayOn HD is downmixing HD audio to ordinary DTS 5.1
Cause my AVR is displaying as DTS Surround when I play a DTS-HD-MA file.

Fellow members am I right?????? i.e if Playon can passthrough DTS-HD-MA, then my AVR should also display the same right?????

If this is true, then AC Ryan is just fooling it's customers wrt HD audio passthrough.


I also checked the AC Ryan's forum, and same complaints!!!!!:mad:


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AC Ryan - Play on HD -DTS HDMA support issues .....

Feedback from AqTronics Tech teams


First of all, Dolby TrueHD and DTS (Digital Theater System)-HD Master Audio are both lossless multi-channel audio codec currently present in HD-DVDs as well as Blu-ray discs. While both core are lossless codecs, they each carries a backward compatible 2-channels stereo compatible audio stream so that a Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD MA certified media processor can output audio (so call decode) in 2 channels without the need for an external amplifier.

You can find more information from the wiki page for both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Now with this understanding, the 1073DA media processor supports pass-through of both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA, and plays the 2-channels of both core without going through an external amplifier, and does not have DTS downmix.

The 1073DD media processor does the same as 1073DA but it comes licensed with DTS downmix, an agreement made between Realtek and DTS. However, with this new DTS downmix in place, a different firmware is being developed and temporarily disabled the pass-through of both cores due to certain changes made to 1073DD. We are currently working on this at the moment and would be expected to release this support in Oct.

As for our firmware, the current latest firmware is useable for both 1073DA and 1073DD, but with the cores pass-through disabled. Future firmware which supports the cores pass-through for 1073DD will also work with 1073DA.

End of the day , this is a licencing issues according to AqTronics /AC Ryan -Play on HD team and they are sorting this issue out and will update us shortly
 
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Why DTS HD MA not playing on POHD?

Realtek has already stated 1073 and 1283 will not support DTS-HD MA and TrueHD

This means POHD and Xtreamer both cannot play DTS HD MA on there boxes.

This is still due to a licence issue with Realtek and DTS HD MA codec
 
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AC Ryan Play on HD now available for 10.5K INR

My Friend today bought a box from AqTronics .

Special Christmas & New year offer of 10, 500 Net. This offer is between 25th Dec-2009 to Jan 10 -2009 . ( I was told till stocks last ??? )

This is a good price for this box .. Make the best use of it . .

Well with this price i still don't get the Wifi dongle from Play on HD , but surely get a good HDMI cable .

If Play on HD is available with Wifi for same price , nothing like it ..

I Hope Play on HD - and there India partner are reading this feedback ..
 

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Yesterday, my friend called AqTronics and spoke to Mr. Rangaprasad.

The total cost what he told told was Rs.14,264/- with no such offer.

Is there any other dealer other than:

Rangaprasad .M.A
AqTronics Technologies Pvt Ltd
#1616, 8th Main Road
3rd Block Jayanagar,
Bangalore 560011
India
 

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Yesterday, my friend called AqTronics and spoke to Mr. Rangaprasad.

The total cost what he told told was Rs.14,264/- with no such offer.

Is there any other dealer other than:

Rangaprasad .M.A
AqTronics Technologies Pvt Ltd
#1616, 8th Main Road
3rd Block Jayanagar,
Bangalore 560011
India

Hi,

He's the only dealer in India I guess. BTW, Xtreamer is selling at 7990/-. You could try that. 98% similar features to PlayOn.

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Thanks aneelr,

Just now inquired, Xtreamer has sold all its stock in X-Mas offer @7990 plus shipping. But they are giving an option to pre-book @7,990. & delivery in 1st week of Jan. They say once they get their stock they will not sell it less than 8,990. Rs.1000 extra for wireless antenna.

Should I book it and wait for 7-10 days?

I actually wanted it before new year eve. Plans for friend get-together at home but can manage.
 

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Thanks aneelr,

Just now inquired, Xtreamer has sold all its stock in X-Mas offer @7990 plus shipping. But they are giving an option to pre-book @7,990. & delivery in 1st week of Jan. They say once they get their stock they will not sell it less than 8,990. Rs.1000 extra for wireless antenna.

Should I book it and wait for 7-10 days?

I actually wanted it before new year eve. Plans for friend get-together at home but can manage.

Hi,

Even 8990/- is not a bad price. Try for 7990/- offer, if not grab the 8990/-. Cause 14k for playon is really too high. Not worth that 5k extra. Even at 10.5K the playon is 1.5K more than Xtreamer for no adequate options.

For the NEW YEAR'S party I can lend you my WDTV if required.


enjoy!!!
 
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