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.
Summary: Product sort of works as advertised though interface is hard to use and takes a lot of going back and forth. The sad part is that the rebate process set up by ASUS is designed to capitalize on every little detail to deny you the rebate. I was denied the rebate because of a variance in the needed documentation (invoice from amazon did not show purchase date only the ship date) and when I called to resubmit the correct documentation, an excuse of being too late to resubmit...
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.