Hooted the A.C. Ryan Playon! HD Mini 2 on Thursday at the IT Show 2011. The RRP was S$199 but CitiBank credit cards customers can get an additional S$10 off, so end up paying S$189 for it. The A.C. Ryan Playon! HD Mini 2 features USB 3.0, 10/100/1000Mbps LAN connectivity and of course the brand new GUI 2.0. It was release back in early January 2011.

This media player is going to be connected to my living room television so that my parents can watch shows without turning on the iMac in the living room. I got the mini one instead as I will be streaming media from my A.C. Ryan Playon! HD which I got back in late November 2010.

Since the mini 2 can support up to 1000Mbps (my router & switch are all 10/100/1000Mbps and connected using cat 6 cables), the bottleneck now is my Playon! HD which supports only up to 100Mbps which is terribly slow. But I just got the Playon! HD, so I can’t justify another purchase of the upgraded Playon! HD 2. I guess I have to stick with it for 2 to 3 years and wait for Playon! HD 4.

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GUI 2.0