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Asus O!Play HDP-R1
7.3 out of 10

Asus O!Play HDP-R1

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Reviews and Problems with Asus O!Play HDP-R1

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Overall 2


Rodney H., Newegg
22 June 2011
  • Summary: Applied for the rebate and took 10% discount with a promise the rebate would be mailed to me within 8-10 days. It has been sitting on their website for weeks and found out today it may be mailed out July 3rd. That's a month after the date that they received the application.
  • Pros: Very nice media player
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4

Can't test without remote

Yifang S., Newegg
9 June 2011
  • Summary: Since I've already submitted the rebate too, I'm not sure if I can even get a return/replacement. Pretty frustrating to find out your brand new media player is completely unusable because of a DOA remote.
  • Pros: It looks pretty
  • Cons: The remote that came with my unit does not seem to work. I've tried the batteries that came with it and brand new batteries. I tried contacting ASUS about it, but they pretty much told me to get a replacement by turning in the whole thing. It seems kind of excessive to return the entire (I'm assu...
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Overall 8

Almost does what it says

chad w., Newegg
6 March 2011
  • Summary: Im running Win7 x64 using a linksys router
  • Pros: It boots up very fast and mine came up to date with the newest firmware. Play just about every format you can think of. Fast boot to menu on power up. gives preview on each file before you press play
  • Cons: Mine will not read .MKV or .MP4 through the network. tried everything. the only way i found was to put the files on a usb drive or a external hard drive and connect it directly to the device. that sucks considering that why i bought it ...so i wouldn't have to transfer files but not a huge deal.
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Overall 8

Overall good

Zheng Z., Newegg
26 February 2011
  • Summary: Generally pretty good, worth buying.
  • Pros: Play almost every format, including RMVB, except for APE. Can play files through network share. 10W power consumption, pretty green. Support unicode subtitle files, can display Japanese or Chinese.
  • Cons: Software (firmware) is not stable enough, sometimes the box reboots by itself during file folder navigations.
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Overall 10


JLGOMEZ, Mwave.com
24 January 2011
  • Summary: For those looking for a great media player and not needing those streaming services. Dont bother looking elsewhere this is the best product and the quality of the video even low quality .avi is just fantastic.
  • Pros: The ability to play play everything u throw at it and in great quality sets this apart from all other media players. And the monthly firmware s they put out make sure everything is working good. They have a community website for everyone to post issues and there are so many joining in the discuss...
  • Cons: They still havent come out with good online streaming not that player is not able to do so. But they havent got things like netflix, pandora , youtube which some other boxes do have but most people have other things that do those like a tv, xbox, ps3 or bluray.
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Overall 2

Broke Twice

John T., Newegg
27 August 2010
  • Summary: If the player didn't break on me, I would have given it a higher rating. After about 6 months, it stopped turning on. I tried unplugging unplugging the power, using the reset button, etc... and none of it worked.
  • Pros: Plays a lot of video formats Network playback was good 1080p videos played great
  • Cons: Reliability Customer support
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Overall 6

Meh, Its ok.

Chris S., Newegg
15 August 2010
  • Summary: Try the Western Digital
  • Pros: Excellent NAS streaming, even in 1080P. No skipping.
  • Cons: Menus are terrible. You have to browse to the files you want from the NAS every single time. NO shortcuts. I don't even know why the menu has labels for music, movies, etc. You have to locate them each time you want to use them anyway.
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Overall 6

great item, but would try something else if I could

Anthony P., Newegg
23 July 2010
  • Summary: Asus could really do itself a favor and implement a web interface with this. If you browse to the IP of the O!Play you'll see there is some sort of web browser. Being able to set up easier shortcuts to cut down on the monotony of clicking in each of the folders would really help.
  • Pros: Definitely price. Can play any video format. Can browse the network and do just about what you need it to. Easy firmware installation
  • Cons: The menu is horribly slow, often times you feel like you must have had the remote pointed wrong, then boom it goes. You HAVE to update the firmware with this to make it worth it. No "Browse all" modes for mixed video/audio. Also for some reason when you are browsing videos you actually have to wa...
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Overall 10

Amazing media player!

stricken, Mwave.com
22 July 2010
  • Summary: I have been using Asus media player couple of months and it worked flwalessly so far. No lag in any format that play: Xvid, mkv,. DivX. Of course it has couple of weaknesses but they didnt bother me. I wish it has wireless support but you need to pay a little more for that feature.
  • Pros: Basically play any format Harddrive/ USB Drive/Network Support
  • Cons: No wireless support No Netflix/Pandora/Last.fm support
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Overall 10

Awesome media player

Rocky C., Newegg
30 June 2010
  • Summary: If this media player was designed to support HD media content, why would it only came with 100Mbps ethernet port speed and not gigabit?
  • Pros: *plays every possible video and audio format including VOBs or MVKs in HD. *play a single ISO image file as DVD which is a big plus when you converted your DVDs into digital format *plays 1080p HD video files flawlessly over the network *play Real Media video file format which most other media pl...
  • Cons: *menu - go through few pages and selections before finding and playing files *no power switch - only can power on/off from remote
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