Lately there has been a real storm of standalone HD video players appearing on the market that can support 3D video playback as well s 2D, all thanks to the Realtek 1186 media processor that provides the 3D support. And yet another company called AC Ryan is also launching their 3D-capable player called Playon!HD 3D Player on the local market in Singapore this month, hopefully to soon follow with release on other markets as well.
The AC Ryan Playon!HD 3D player is based around Realtek’s 1186 media processor that provides support for the most commonly used media formats including the popular stereoscopic 3D formats as well. The player comes with Gigabit Wired Networking and a built-in wireless-N adapter for fast network transfers. The devices comes with 4 USB 2.0 host ports for connecting external devices such as keyboard as well as a USB 3.0 slave port for faster transfer speeds. You of course also have the ability to use the EZ Drive HDD slot for inserting a 3.5-inch HDD drive inside the device for storing your data.
But now, back to the 3D features of the Playon!HD 3D player. The device apparently will support HDMI 1.4 frame packaged 3D output, ensuring compatibility with different stereo 3D capable display devices such as most 3D HDTVs and many 3D-capable projectors. The player is supposed to be offering support for 3D Blu-ray (ISO files as the device does not have an optical drive), 3D AVCHD, Side by Side and Over/Under format videos as well as even be able to do 2D to 3D realtime conversion of videos.
The suggested retail price for the Playon!HD 3D player is $249 Singaporean dollars or around $199 USD. Meanwhile there are other 3D-capable video players based around the Realtek 1186 chip, so if you know another good one that is widely available you can share it here along with your feedback from the device. For example other similar 3D-capable players are Egreat R6S, Egreat R300, Fantec 3DFHDL, Himedia HD900B, Himedia HD910A, HDPro-i6, Measy X5, Xtreamer SideWinder 3 and others. Looking over the names of these devices you’ll see that still none of the more popular brands making such products still hasn’t offered a 3D-capable solution, it is mostly less known Asian brands.