PlayOn!HD Essential (EOL)
  • More format Support

  • Superior Video Quality

  • Smart Content Management

  • Plays DVD IFO/ISO Files

  • Plays BD-ISO Files

  • Supports more Character Sets

  • Unique user interface

PlayOn!HD Essential (EOL)

More format Support

The Playon!HD Essential allows you to store and enjoy all of your precious movies, music and photos in the comfort of your own living room. Free your media content from the limitations of your PC and let the Essential bring them to life in Full HD quality on your TV


Smart Content Management

With exceptional quality and ease, the Playon!HD Essential, plays your media files from external drives (USB drives, USB hard disks, and media cards such as SD Cards). The pre-installed eco friendly, low noise, low power consumption HDD up to 2TB allows you to conveniently store all your media files in one central location


Superior Video Quality

The Playon!HD Essential makes entertainment simple and enjoyable for you, your family and friends. Simply transfer, store and play your media content with the Essential and enjoy High Definition entertainment, the way it should be


Plays DVD IFO/ISO Files

The Playon!HD Essential is designed for users who prefer an easy to use media player without the fuss of networking. Setting a new standard of performance in the class of media players with no network.


Plays BD-ISO Files

This inexpensive, user friendly, no-network media player supports the most file formats including Blu-ray ISO files


Supports more Character Sets

Supports more character sets (for non-English subtitles), so that the Playon!HD Essential can be enjoyed in your language


Unique user interface

The unique, intuitive, AC Ryan-produced user interface. Utilising smart content management, to help you navigate through your media library



  • Full HD Media Player

  • HDMI up to 1080p (Full HD)

  • Enjoy Full HD video (H.264, MKV, RM/RMVB) on your TV

  • Store all your media files centrally

  • Enjoy a Slideshow of your favorite photos

Storage supported

  • HDMI interface up to 1080p

  • Composite Video

  • Composite Audio

  • SPDIF coaxial (digital audio)

  • SPDIF Optical TOSLink (digital audio)

USB2.0 host controller

  • USB 2.0 Interface

  • USB mass storage devices (hard drives, flash drives)

  • Add ports with USB hubs, USB cardreaders


  • 40mm Low-Noise Fan (for HDD Cooling)

Subtitle Formats Supported


Video Formats Supported

  • AVI / MKV / TS / TP / TRP / M2TS / MPG / MP4 / MOV / M4V / VOB / ISO / IFO / DAT / WMV / ASF / RM / RMVB / FLV resolution up to 720p / 1080i / 1080p / BD-ISO

Video Output Supported

  • PAL / NTSC / 480p / 576p / 720p / 1080i 50Hz / 1080i 60Hz / 1080p 50Hz / 1080p 60Hz / 1080p 24FPS

Audio Output Supported

  • Stereo

  • Dolby Digital AC3 5.1

  • (passthrough & downmix to stereo)

  • Dolby Digital Plus

  • (passthrough)

  • DTS

  • (passthrough & downmix to stereo)

  • Dolby TrueHD

  • (passthrough & downmix to stereo)

  • AAC 7.1

  • (passthrough & downmix to stereo)

  • FLAC


  • Active: 12V/1.30A

  • Standby: 0.57W

A/V Out

  • HDMI interface up to 1080p

  • Composite Video

  • Composite Audio

  • SPDIF coaxial (digital audio)

  • SPDIF Optical TOSLink (digital audio)

Built-in Storage supported

  • 3.5" SATA/SATA2 hard disk up to 2TB

Media cards supported

  • SD

  • SDHC (SD High Capacity)

  • MMC

  • MS

  • MSPro

USB2.0 ports

  • 2x USB 2.0 (USB-A)

  • 1x USB 2.0 Slave Port (USB-B)


  • 185 x 150 x 55 mm

Net Weight

  • 610g

External File Systems

  • FAT / FAT32 / NTFS / EXT3 / HFS+

Audio Formats Supported

  • MP3 / MP2 / WMA / AAC / FLAC / WAV / OGG Vorbis / PCM / LPCM / MS-ADPCM / LC-AAC / HE-AAC / COOK / RA-Lossless

Image Formats Supported


Video Codecs Supported

  • MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 SP/ASP/AVC (H.264 | x264) / XviD / DivX / WMV9 (VC-1) / RealVideo 8/9/10 (up to 720P)

Character sets supported(needed for text subtitles)

  • Unicode (UTF8), BIG5 (Traditional Chinese), Western, Turkish, Central European, Greek, Cyrillic, SE European, Hebrew