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: 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.
Summary: The product has been great for playing back all of the file types i have thrown at it. The documentation is not very good. FYI - if you are going to enter a WEP key the screen for it only has hexadecimal (not ascii) so convert your wep key if needed. I also have not been able to see my windows 7 shares but I do think i need to do more research on the issue and do not blame Asus.
Plays all formats but has many rooms for improvements
A power home user, Amazon
21 September 2010
Summary: Knowing all the user feedback and shortcoming of this product, I decided to give it a try because this is the only player in the market that plays almost all the formats that I used. The cons of this product include 1. The wireless setup is definitive a pain. After a frustating 30 min of setup, I was able to connect to my router. After which, I couldn't remember what combinations of options and retries I've done.
Summary: Great stuff :) works flawlessly with flash drives and external hard drives, set up was a breeze :p only problem is the control can't turn it on for some reason, if i take the plug out and put it back in it'll start and i get full operation, i just refuses to start with the control, works to temper my laziness i guess :p the interface feels like it lags though, response time is not bad but not great either accessing media on the network can be difficult for non-techy...
Summary: The Asus O'Play Air does the job for me. I've read some reviews around the Internet complaining about what this unit doesn't do. I'm not sure what those individuals expect for this price. This is exactly what I wanted to stream audio and video from my laptop to my home theater/audio system. Being an IT professional, I thought the setup was easy. The manual is pretty good, so if you can set up a wireless router, you should be able to set up the O'Play Air.
Summary: Pro: Silent (No Fans) No Heat Read all videos available in the net Small Cons: Wifi N does not stream >720P HD perfect Firmware Updates (Now on 1.12N, waiting for a new one) Only support 2.4 Ghz band range (Not 5Ghz) Gigabit RJ 45 port not present (Only 10/100)
Summary: I purchased and tested this product out before handing it over to my parents. The wifi works really well from my tests, but they only use it to play media from USB flash drives. Several points I want to make: 1.) Go to Asus and download the latest firmware driver. The device works well without it, but it resolves some issues other reviewers have been describing and adds some other features. 2.) Device is good for handling any format thrown at it. Got it for RMVB.