The Eminent player is larger than the AC Ryan Playon! HD2 we reviewed last week and looks great with the brush style aluminum finish. It also marks less easily.
The front is very spartan with a ‘beam’ strip which lights up when the unit is on.
On the left side is a card reader and a USB port for connectivity. There is also a fan positioned to the rear of the chassis. Underneath are rubber feet to ensure the unit wont slide, regardless of the surface it is positioned on.
The other side of the chassis has a drive bay tray which requires no screws to open. Simply tug on the lever and slide in the hard drive. It will accept drives up to 2TB in size.
The rear offers a wealth of connectivity options. On the far left is a USB 3.0 port for connection to a PC for fast data transfer. There is an HDMI 1.3 port, with component and composite video connectors. Next to that are optical and coaxial ports and a 10/100 Lan port with another USB 2.0 port. There is a SATA connector on the far right which accepts the supplied SATA power and data connectors to hook up an external drive. Underneath this is a loop and ANT In connector.