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Asus O!Play HDP-R1


$170.00 Released June, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Plays a wide array of file formats, very little it can't handle. Interface is well designed - everything is obvious and simple. Can handle large file collections gracefully, only a few seconds to retrieve the file list.

The Cons:No outputs for legacy systems, lack of component output. Can only connect via wired Ethernet, no WiFi (no accessories either). Firmware updates are difficult due to a website that experiences frequent downtime.

The Asus O!Play HDP-R1 is a versatile, high-definition media streamer designed to stream video, music, and photo content from a wired device (PC, USB, eSATA, Ethernet) to a compatible RCA or HDMI v1.3 display.

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Designed to be setup easily and to operated with barely any lag, the HDP-R1 can stream full 1080p high-definition video content across a network without any buffer problems whatsoever. Besides playing media files from a PC or the Internet, the device can also be used to transfer files from a network to a USB or eSATA device, or vice versa. Unfortunately the device doesn’t support YouTube, though a firmware update to v1.29P allows access to RSS feeds, Flickr, Picasa, Internet radio stations, and Internet TV stations (via Muzee).

Features

  • HD Media Streamer
  • Versatile Format Support
  • 1080p Full HD Output
  • Network Content Streaming
  • No YouTube Support
  • TV/Audio Station Access via Muzee
  • Composite, HDMI v1.3 Outputs
  • S/DIF Audio Out
  • USB/eSATA Connectivity
  • Standard Ethernet
  • Remote Control
  • Firmware Updates (Advanced Features)

Supported File Formats

  • Video: MPEG1/2/4,RM/RMVB,VC-1,H.264
  • Video File Extension: .trp,.mp4,.mov,.xvid,.avi,.divx,.asf,.wmv,.mkv,.rm,.rmvb,.flv,.ts,.m2ts,.dat,.mpg,.vob,.mts,.iso,.ifo
  • Audio: MP3,WAV,AAC,OGG,FLAC,AIFF,Dolby Digital AC3,Dolby Digital Plus,DTS Digital Surround,Tag ID3,Dolby True HD (downmix)
  • Image: JPEG,BMP,PNG,GIF,TIFF
  • Subtitle: SRT,SUB,SMI,SSA,TXT

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Pros
  • 3

    plays a wide array of file formats, very little it can't handle

  • 2

    interface is well designed - everything is obvious and simple

  • 2

    can handle large file collections gracefully, only a few seconds to retrieve the file list

  • 1

    outputs HDMI and digital optical separately and simultaneously

  • 1

    good build quality

  • 1

    one eSATA/USB combo, one USB

Cons
  • 2

    no outputs for legacy systems, lack of component output

  • 2

    can only connect via wired Ethernet, no WiFi (no accessories either)

  • 1

    firmware updates are difficult due to a website that experiences frequent downtime

  • 1

    cheap black glossy plastic enclosure - picks up fingerprints and dust easily

  • 1

    no internal storage

  • 1

    LED status lights on the front of the device are extremely bright

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