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.
Summary: I bought this after buying the WD TV Live Plus 1080p HD Media Player [...] What one doesn't have the other one does. Pros - Speed of menus and start-up of video - Volume on remote - responsive remote - built in Wifi Cons - Length of display of filenames is a bit short (I'm Picky) - Still have 2 HDD's out of 9 that I can't get to link up yet for some reason (haven't tried hard to figure out as they work on another tv with the WD Live) - had to uninstall Windows Live ID...
Summary: Just picked up my 2nd Asus O!Play to add to another bed room. I chose the Asus O!Play Air because it plays everything you can throw at it and I've never has a file it cannot play. It is simply the best media player on the market right now, hands down. I've tried the WD TV Live but it would not automatically find my Windows Home Server or Win7 computers on my network because of a known bug with the firmware. With the O!
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: Despite lower review ratings, the O!Play Air is a better product than the non-Wi-Fi O!Play. It's the same experience with the addition of wireless-N and CF, SD and MS card readers. The reason it gets a lower rating than the non-Wi-Fi O!Play is that people have been disappointed with the its Wi-Fi performance. So don't have high expectations for the wireless-N connection. I use the Wi-Fi connection to stream non-HD video from my network shares and it does that well.
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.