Summary: I finally ordered this item from my wish list. I've had it about a week and it is one of the best purchases i've made.I added a 2 terabyte fantom external drive which i loaded with all my pic music and movies,the oplay detected it and plays everything i needed it to and more. I have to recommend it to anyone who wants all their media all together and organized where you can play it with the touch of a few buttons.I have to give it a full five stars cause i have not found...
Summary: I waded thru specs, reviews, and comments on several media players before selecting the O!Play. I like the size, and the remote is very easy to handle, even at 68 years old. My wife and I, inlaws, neighbors, and neices and nephews have all had a chance to plug something into the O!Play and it responded nicely every time. When starting, it's running before my TV screen lights up, and the network hookup (hard wire) was a breeze.
Summary: The O!Play Air is a great piece of hardware. I have used the original O! Play using a Trendnet Gamebride ethernet adapter to stream video from my computer to the O!Play and it worked great. The wireless aspect of the new O!Play works just as well and even has less connection issues that I did with the adapter. I have been able to stream 720P movies wirelessly using my G router and I did not notice any skipping or freezing.
Summary: This is the second O!Play I have purchased. The first was the R1 which didn't have wireless capability. My O!Play Air came with Firmware revision 1.06 on it but Revision 1.17 is available and I wasn't happy until I updated. The main new feature I needed was the edit function in the Network My Shortcut area so that I can add a host with network shares by entering the IP address and a user name and password and don't have to get the host visible in a MS Network...
Summary: I've got a good collection of HD 1080p movies at a harddrive connected to my computer, home videos, don't download movies from the internet illegally :) The computer is wire-connected to a wireless G router (the regular type). So, I just turn on the TV, the Asus, and the PC (where ever it is), and let the Asus connect wirelessly to the PC and read the videos from there. It works like a charm. The pros, It's very good at hooking up to wireless routers, good receiver.
Summary: I'm very pleased with the Asus Oplay! Air. My main objective was to be able to wirelessly access media on the network/NAS to view on TV. I thought it might be a challenge to get working correctly, and after reading several reviews, I was ready for a long evening of fiddling to get it up and running, but it literally worked right out of the box. I did not have to upgrade my G router, and I get a solid connection throughout the house, which was a pleasant surprise.
Summary: I tried the Western Digital TV Live before I purchased the Asus, and the only thing it has going for it is its smaller size. The O!Play beats it in every other regard I think. I have yet to find media that the O!Play does not play. It also has full DVD Menu support for ISOs, which the WD TV Live does not have. I don't really use the wireless feature as I have a wired connection where the device is located, and that is certainly better for streaming full HD content.
Summary: Excellent product, just as promised, works great, haven't found video formats that doesn't play, the image quality is great, at last I can watch my HD movies and clips, the only thing is that indeed the remote control is sometimes unresponsive when playing media, specially HD media, but I guess that is kind of normal I mean even a good computer ( lots of RAM, Processor speed, etc)shows some delay when watching HD media and try to configure something.
An excellent wireless update to the Asus O!Play HDP-R1
13 February 2010
Summary: Only a few short months after the debut of the ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 , Asus gives us the O!Play Air (HDP-R3). It adds wireless connectivity and a media card reader to an already solid media player. For users in search of a versatile wireless media device, this is a serious candidate for your entertainment dollar. Physically, the Air is identical to its predecessor.