Summary: Except for the GUI, it function perfectly well with my screen and audio receiver. I also found the remote irresponsive sometimes. But ones the movie plays, its all entertainment right at your screen and speakers.
Plays anything you throw at it.. But not for anime fans..
27 September 2013
Summary: This simple player does play anything you throw at it. But, as I have feared, the times have left it behind. Which, nevertheless, is still on par with the other options. Most people use this to watch movies, and this would play 95% of your movies. However, if you have recent anime, which is often encoded in 10 bit or other recent encodings, be careful because your video will be pixelated, and the colors may be messed up, and this consist of 80% of what I currently watch.
Summary: First I would like to say that I have only connected this directly to a tv with stereo audio so I can't speak to the surround sound audio. I have played m4v, DVD ISO, and BD ISO files. m4v files were ripped for use with an Apple TV. They play fine. DVD ISO play with full menus and play with no problems. BD ISO files were another story. First I tried full disk rips and these do not play. Then I tried movie only ISO and these played fine.
Summary: I purchased this product to use it to play my HD Movies on it instead of burning them to BluRay discs. My camera is Sony Alpha 77, and the file format it produces is AVCHD. I noticed that when I play the output of my camera on this player I don't get the HD quality that I get on my BluRay SONY player, also My BD player can play HD movies directly from A USB device and even this is much much better quality than the ASUS player.
Summary: Pros: 1.Fast response 2.Good remote control 3.Works well even though in hot summer. Not very hot such as WD TV, etc. 4.Supports many different video and audio formats 5.Sold built quality 6.Low cost 7.Many updated firmware can be downloaded from ASUS's website 8.Major video features work well 9.Supports Logitech Harmony universal remote Cons: 1.Can't access internet 2.Interface isn't as good look as WD TV, etc.
Summary: I've had this little box for almost a year. Works well, with a few minor flaws. Normally, I'll stream video from my windows home server, but I've found that this little box has a few advantages. It's "quick and dirty": just copy the file to a flash drive, plug in the flash drive, and off you go. It will index the files on the drive for you (fine for a 16gb flash, maybe not so fine for a 2tb drive).
Summary: I bought this so that I could use my external HDD in Afghanistan to watch movies. It plays freakin everything. I have put every video file I can find up against this thing and it always comes out crystal clear. .avi, .wma, .mp4, .ogm, .mkv, etc. This thing is a champ. I have had one issue that I cannot seem to figure out, when I plug in my Seagate 1TB external, some of the movies will not play. If I transfer those same movies to a thumbdrive, they play no problem.