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...
Summary: The idea is great...l only problem is I never got it to work! I have a LaCie NAS installed which I have been using for a couple years, I was able to setup the O! Play Air to connect to the network, but setup the user ID and password and it would never connect. VERY FRUSTRATING! Also terrible customer support and couldn't find much in the way of online support. Finally gave up on it and I'm now looking into other products. Money down the drain!
Summary: I have never taken the time to write a review on anything I've purchased on Amazon and thats many things. This ASUS O'play Air was by far the biggest disappointment in a very long time. Its cheaply made, feels flimsy and to boot doesnt work. The user interface is horrendous. I opened it wired it up plugged in my USB drive since the wireless connection would not work to stream files from my PC.
Summary: I spent a good deal of time researching this product, and I thought I'd done a good job. I wish I'd read the support pages over at Asus before buying. I have had the device about 2 months now and it has slowly self-destructed in that time. I really wanted to love this thing, and for the first few weeks, I did. Then the errors began, and they became worse over time. I own one of the older WDTV boxes, and wanted to upgrade to the next generation.
Summary: I bought this in hopes that i had finally found a good multimedia player that worked well over wifi and read all my media (i.e. i was mostly interested in its ability to read from SMB shares). The problem with this device is that: - it is EXTREMELY slow; - the menus aren't that good; - i don't see a lot of updates coming from Asus; - the I/R remote works really bad! (you have to point directly at the device).
Summary: This unit is FAR INFERIOR to the WD TV LIVE... It does not have automatic ability to update, IT CANNOT BE SET TO SHARE DRIVES ATTACHED TO IT, BUT can take shared items from other drives. DOES NOT INTERFACE WITH NETWORK WELL AT ALL... THE WD TV LIVE WORKS MUCH BETTER... Has the advantage of a card reader, but that small advantage is LOST by all the other MAJOR SHORTCOMINGS of the OPLAY...
Summary: Poor remote response. Losses network connection constantly. Will not maintain a wireless N speed. Will not connect with 5Ghz Clunky menus Bios update doesn't address issues. Works semi ok with attached drive.