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Asus O!Play HDP-R1
7.3 out of 10

Asus O!Play HDP-R1

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Overall 8
8.0

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
8.0

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 8
8.0

Upgrade it and start enjoying...

adam h., Newegg
23 May 2010
  • Summary: Box took a bit of work but it really changed my life, dramatically increasing my laziness, in that I could watch all 10 seasons of Stargate with out getting off my couch to change discs.... I will be getting another for my parents...
  • Pros: Bought this back in January, now its late may and the unit has been in use non-stop. I really like it, and the only files it hasn't played for me are Real Media files. This is the VLC media player in a box. PLays any 1080p HD content you get of the internet. I have used the Oplay to playback an H...
  • Cons: The interface is a bit clunky. Realize the Key is to have everything on one drive. Anywhere else it gets annoying. I would not recommend this if you are an idiot. Windows can be stupid and not let the oplay refresh the drives on the network so i found i would just setup the oplay with the direct ...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Timothy H., Newegg
21 May 2010
  • Pros: Very affordable and does what it says. It's a great media extender for the money, easy GUI and works with tversity.
  • Cons: The signal of the remote isn't great. You'll have to make sure you point it right at the box to use the thing. The tech level is pretty high to stream content like hulu but this isn't so much an O!Play issue as it is a media server issue. The software isn't the fastest but for around $100 bucks I...
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Overall 8
8.0

works great

thomas m., Newegg
11 March 2010
  • Summary: overall a great purchase for the price.
  • Pros: i hooked up to the usb port with my hard disk and the asus worked right out of the box. supports all the avi and mkv files i put there.
  • Cons: remote is a tad slow to respond. when i use the LAN connection it stutters.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good unit, watch out though

Luke V., Newegg
10 March 2010
  • Summary: hooked up to tv via hdmi, ASUS splash screen showed then nothing....so hooked up composite to run thru the menus and nothing, tried new hdmi and it didnt work either. did a search for o!play hdmi problems and found other toshiba owners with the same issues in an asus forum.
  • Pros: Unit works!! read every format I could throw at it. Was simple enough for the wife to understand and use. Passed great signal thru HDMI (more on that later) and does all it says it will do!!
  • Cons: Runs kinda hot....only 2 usb ports. Havent tested networking yet but I am sure it runs fine. My firmware was about 9 months out of date and the big problem: WOULDN"T PASS HDMI TO MY TV!! (Toshiba 40rv525r)
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Overall 8
8.0

Best thing for Mac users since AppleTV

MacUser, Mwave.com
6 March 2010
  • Summary: The O!Play+ with WiFi support with USB and eSATA port is almost perfect for Mac Users if their next firmware release include Bonjour and AFP support like the WD TV HD Media Player does. If you do not need to play media off a Mac, this is perfect.
  • Pros: Will read HFS+ formatted USB disks. And plays H.264 m4v files and mp4 files that iTunes will accept and play.
  • Cons: connecting via network to AFP macs not supported. Unlike the new WD video player which does it very well. With my 2TB drive, it took a while for the box to scan my disk the first time. Behaves like it is hung. Be patient and dont return the box. Go get coffee and come back in 30 min and then it w...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good media centre for the price

JONATHAN M., Newegg
12 February 2010
  • Summary: If you're looking for a low-priced media center, this one's a good bet.
  • Pros: I consider my tech needs to be relatively simple - I can listen to music (though I rarely do on this device, I just have my laptop plugged into my speaker system); I can watch video over the network, or on an external USB HD. I've tested .ISO files as well as MKV and AVI, they work just fine. I h...
  • Cons: There's no overscan adjustment option! I use a CRT HDTV and the picture from this device overlaps it to the point where part of the menu areas are clipped. I can't see the 1st and last columns in the virtual keyboard (for entering username/password combo for files over the network) or the paginat...
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Overall 8
8.0

It does what it says

Kavin L., Newegg
5 February 2010
  • Pros: ***IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS, SO IT DOES WHAT IT SHOULD.*** I'm glad that some people on here are finally posting sensible reviews about this product. I got tired of using the S-Video from my PC, so I bought this. I stick a USB drive in it, it plays a ton of formats and the pic quality looks good to m...
  • Cons: My only issue was when I first got it, it had a horrible popping sound. I honestly thought I was gonna have to get an RMA for a defect. It came with Firmware v1.07 and once I updated the firmware, it was good to go.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what its supposed to

Michael A., Newegg
3 February 2010
  • Pros: Great price and supports almost all formats out there.
  • Cons: The user interface could be improved like saving your NAS drive at a directory level vs. the defaulting to the root directory. The video quality is very good but not great but it's subjective.
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