Summary: I play with media players since several years ago. I'm using the air now at home and I'm very happy with this devices. I used Asus, WD and Mica devices in the last 3 years. My bluray/dvd collection (more than 500 disks) is now available in external USB disks and a Synology DS413 NAS. I have a great home network with Gigabit routers, Yamaha 7.1 High end home theater, 2 Sony Led TVs, 802.11N network, 100Mb Internet connection, Ipad, Xbox, BB, Android, PC, Laptops and other...
Summary: This is the second Asus media player that I purchased. In 2009 I purchased the Asus HDP-R1 which is similar to this media player but lacking the air capability and it is an older generation product. I was happy with the HDP-R1 and figured a next generation player would be better. I have owned the air for several months. I have it connected in a home theater setup feeding video to a Panasonic AE4000 projector on a 100 inch screen.
Summary: Don't waste your money if you want tyo use WiFi. Its WiFi capacity sucks. I tested other nearby devices (laptops/netbooks/TV) with WiFi, same position as this device, they all work fine streaming same content. This device cannot keep decent signal. Sometimes no signal, sometimes it works, next day nothing. Total piece of crap. Does work with USB connected hard drive, which is a bad work around for me. Do Not buy this device.
Very buggy device, does the bare minimum but no more
26 July 2011
Summary: I bought this little box instead of a HTPC because I really only needed it stream some material from a NAS on my home network. Overall it works (barely) but is extremely buggy. It plays about 80% of the content I have, but it there doesn't seem to be any rules about what it will play back and what it won't play back. Most of the time the wireless will work seamlessly, but sometimes it randomly loses the connection and you have to reboot the box in order to get it back.
Summary: The O!play Air works as advertised, to a degree. If you have Windows 7 64 bit, there is a problem with this device being able to access various files on your HDD. I found this out after I couldn't access a different HDD in my computer. It kept coming up asking to enter a login & password. I tried every trick I could find on the internet, including altering my registry (something not for the inexperienced user), but nothing worked.