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The HDP-R1 can stream full 1080p high-definition video content across a network without any buffer problems whatsoever.

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plays a wide array of file formats, very little it can't handle

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can handle large file collections gracefully, only a few seconds to retrieve the file list

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interface is well designed - everything is obvious and simple

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good build quality

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one eSATA/USB combo, one USB

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outputs HDMI and digital optical separately and simultaneously

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can only connect via wired Ethernet, no WiFi (no accessories either)

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no outputs for legacy systems, lack of component output

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cheap black glossy plastic enclosure - picks up fingerprints and dust easily

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firmware updates are difficult due to a website that experiences frequent downtime

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no internal storage

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LED status lights on the front of the device are extremely bright

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The Asus O!Play HDP-R1 is a versatile, high-definition media streamer designed to stream video, music, and photo content from a wired device (PC, USB, eSATA, Ethernet) to a compatible RCA or HDMI v1.3 display. Designed to be setup easily and to operated with barely any lag, the HDP-R1 can stream full 1080p high-definition video content across a network without any buffer problems whatsoever. Besides playing media files from a PC or the Internet, the device can also be used to transfer files from a network to a USB or eSATA device, or vice versa. Unfortunately the device doesn’t support YouTube, though a firmware update to v1.29P allows access to RSS feeds, Flickr, Picasa, Internet radio stations, and Internet TV stations (via Muzee).

  • HD Media Streamer
  • Versatile Format Support
  • 1080p Full HD Output
  • Network Content Streaming
  • No YouTube Support
  • TV/Audio Station Access via Muzee
  • Composite, HDMI v1.3 Outputs
  • S/DIF Audio Out
  • USB/eSATA Connectivity
  • Standard Ethernet
  • Remote Control
  • Firmware Updates (Advanced Features)
Supported File Formats
  • Video: MPEG1/2/4,RM/RMVB,VC-1,H.264
  • Video File Extension: .trp,.mp4,.mov,.xvid,.avi,.divx,.asf,.wmv,.mkv,.rm,.rmvb,.flv,.ts,.m2ts,.dat,.mpg,.vob,.mts,.iso,.ifo
  • Audio: MP3,WAV,AAC,OGG,FLAC,AIFF,Dolby Digital AC3,Dolby Digital Plus,DTS Digital Surround,Tag ID3,Dolby True HD (downmix)
  • Subtitle: SRT,SUB,SMI,SSA,TXT
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