A.C. Ryan Europe declared bankrupt.

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  1. MarkE19

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    From an unofficial A C Ryan FAQ Blog:
    A.C. Ryan Questions and answers: A.C. Ryan Europe declared bankrupt.
    Sad news that another media player company has gone out of business - lets hope it is the last one, but I doubt it

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    Yes indeed sad news for everyone involved, employees and consumers.

    Not terribly surprising given the swirl in the media player market I too imagine there will be more to come.
     
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    Android has opened up the market to the smaller players who don't have to put much effort into their own software I suppose.
     
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    Realtek players are also very often sold with the basic Realtek UI rather than anything personallised. Only a few Realtek player makers seem to create their own UI.

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    That and Realtek could rarely ever get any traction when it comes to online media, not many companies are willing to put that effort in. Realteks weird hybrid of Android 2.2 under MIPS was too little too late.
     
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    Looks like the edit button on the forum is broken.

    Anyway was going to add that AC Ryan did sense things were changing but miss stepped, they tried to launch that Intel player but ended up canning it and the Arm based Veolo was another attempt but it runs some uncommon chipset and was stuck on Android 2.2 instead of Android 4.
     
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    and the fact their firmware updates and support was chaotic to say the least, didn't help things :smashin:
     
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    my PlayOn HD2 was the worst media player I have ever used and from being actively involved on their forums (until banned for telling everyone how it is) it is no wonder they may be bankrupt, too many new products released that were no really working. My latest media player the Dune Smart D1 is the absolute dogs nuts and I think it is far better, just sayin

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