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VID DEV ASUS O!PLAY HDP-R1/3A

  • Full HD 1080P
  • eSATA/USB/LAN
  • HDMI 1.3/Optical/AV
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Entertainment aficionados can enjoy extreme multimedia fun in the comfort of their homes with the new O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player—an innovative home theater device. Providing stunning 1080p high definition entertainment, the O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player supports a wide variety of media formats including MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, and the popular RM/RMVB. With the O!Play HDP-R1, you can watch movies or instantly share videos and photos with enhanced clarity.

A first for high definition media players, the O!Play HDP-R1 also offers a dedicated music shuffle button on its remote control for easy access to a goldmine of music files. You can randomly play music tracks from multiple storage devices without manually importing music files. The O!Play HDP-R1 eliminates the need to manually transfer multimedia data between multiple devices with its comprehensive LAN support. Simply connect the O!Player HDP-R1 to your notebooks, PCs, or even Network Attached Storage (NAS) to effortlessly stream any multimedia data to a display device. Additionally, the O!Play HDP-R1 supports huge bandwidth traffic for seamless high definition image quality with virtually no delays. With its eSATA connectivity, up to six times faster transfer speeds compared to conventional USB 2.0 connections can be achieved.

  • newegg Designed to Fit in with Your Other Media Equipment About half the size of a traditional DVD player, the sleek, compact O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player is a perfect complement to any home theater system.
  • newegg Full HD 1080p-compatible HDMI Digital Output The incorporation of HDMI ensures seamless connectivity with top-end audio-visual equipment via a single cable. Simply connect the O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player via HDMI, and enjoy the stunning full HD 1080p video and superb surround sound — all in the comfort of your living room.
  • newegg Vast File Format Support The O!Play HDP-R1 supports an extremely wide range of file formats including MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1 and the popular RM/RMVB, so you don't have to worry about the compatibilities of file format.
  • newegg Exclusive eSATA and Advanced LAN Support The eSATA interface provides up to 6 times faster transfer speeds as compared to USB 2.0, virtually eliminating any delays in delivering high definition entertainment. The O!Player HDP-R1 also features LAN support so you can easily access all the media files over your home network.
  • newegg Exclusive Music Shuffle Feature for One-touch Music Playback The O!Play HDP-R1 features a dedicated music shuffle button on the remote control. Just one touch from a distance, the HDP-R1 collates all the music files in storage and starts playing the music in random order.

Learn more about the ASUS O!Play HDP-R1

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
O!Play HDP-R1

General

Type
Media Player
Remote Control
Remote Included
Interface
HDMI

Features

Features
Full HD 1080p Support
HDP-R1 takes the trend to bring new HD experience to viewers in the living room. Simply connecting your O!Play HD Media Player via HDMI, users will witness the vivid and vibrant video coming to full wonder.

Full Format Support (including RMVB)
With exclusive RMVB support on HDP-R1, users do not have to worry about the compatibilities of file format. to most of the video, music and picture formats, HDP-R1 let users plug in their storage and enjoy the show.

Exclusive Music Shuffle at Finger Tips
HDP-R1 is the 1st HD media player to provide music shuffle function with a dedicated button on the remote control. Just one touch from a distance, O!Play accesses all the music files on the storage and then start playing the music randomly.

Exclusive eSATA & Advanced LAN Support
eSATAprovides 6X faster than USB 2.0
HD content bring the appealing images to the eyes but also require huge bandwidth to render the almost true image quality. eSATAsimply helps to lift the bandwidth limits.

Easy access to content in network
Users do not have to carry the physical storage from study room to living room. HD content stream from PC or NAS to the Media Player for easy file management.

Specifications

Video Format
MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB
Audio
MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AIFF
Image Format
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Ports In
USB2.0 x1
eSATA/USB2.0 combo port x1
RJ-45 LAN port x1
DC Power In
Ports Out
HDMI 1.3
Composite Audio/Video
Optical Digital Audio
Specifications
Supported Video file extension:
.mp4, .mov, .xvid., .avi., .dvix., .asf, .wmv, .mkv, .rm, .rmvb, .flv, .ts, .m2ts, .dat, .mpg, .vob

Supported sub-title formats:
SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA

Power Source:
12V DC, 2A, 24W Power Adapter

Power Consumption:
<10W

Operating Temperature:
5C(41F)~35C(95F)

Packaging

Package Contents
O!Play HDP-R1
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Remote Control
Composite A/V Cable
Quick Start Guide
CD (User Manual)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Rodney H.
  • 6/22/2011 7:42:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAsus

Pros: Very nice media player

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: 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.
I wish Newegg would do away with MIR's. They are such a scam and I know of no one who has had a good experience with any MIR. Asus 4myrebate is just a horrible way to try to please your customers. I have always bought nothing but Asus MBs but this experience has made me rethink my buying habits. If this is the way they handle a simple thing like rebate I have no more faith in their integrity.

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  • Yifang S.
  • 6/9/2011 6:20:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCan't test without 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 assuming functioning) thing just because the remote doesn't want to work.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • chad w.
  • 3/6/2011 12:25:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost does what it says

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.

Other Thoughts: Im running Win7 x64 using a linksys router

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  • Zheng Z.
  • 2/26/2011 5:23:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall good

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.

Other Thoughts: Generally pretty good, worth buying.

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  • John T.
  • 8/27/2010 1:17:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroke Twice

Pros: Plays a lot of video formats
Network playback was good
1080p videos played great

Cons: Reliability
Customer support

Other Thoughts: 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. As a last resort, I attempted to contact ASUS technical support and all I got was a person telling me they were busy and took down my call back information. They promised a call back within 24 hours and that never happened. I called at least 3 times afterwards and was unable to speak with someone. Finally, after the 5th time calling in (about a week later), I finally spoke with someone in the technical support department and was issued an RMA number. I sent it back (at my cost) and after about 2 weeks, I got a new one back. However, the media player still doesn't function properly. If I leave it idle for 2 minutes, it won't turn on anymore. I have to unplug the power cord and plug it back in order to get it to work. I would not recommend this player at all.

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  • Chris S.
  • 8/15/2010 3:59:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh, Its ok.

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.

Other Thoughts: Try the Western Digital

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  • Anthony P.
  • 7/23/2010 11:21:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgreat item, but would try something else if I could

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 wait for the preview to load before you can start playing the video. Controller has no "menu" button for DVD images but it does play them.

Other Thoughts: 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. No idea why this thing wouldn't be capable of Youtube. I'd recommend this to someone who wanted to stream videos over the network or off an external device, but if you have a few extra dollars I'd try something else.

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  • Rocky C.
  • 6/30/2010 10:58:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome media player

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 players would not even support it

Cons: *menu - go through few pages and selections before finding and playing files
*no power switch - only can power on/off from remote

Other Thoughts: If this media player was designed to support HD media content, why would it only came with 100Mbps ethernet port speed and not gigabit?

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  • David C.
  • 6/10/2010 6:02:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsVastly inferior to the WD TV Live

Pros: * Cheap
* Plays quite a few formats
* Does some cool tricks with ISO / HD-DVD/DVD menus (so I'm told - I didn't get that far)
* eSATA port

Cons: * Doesn't play most of those formats as well as a WD TV Live
* Clunky interface that requires way too many clicks to get to any networked content
* Useless internet streaming features (when they even work)
* Horrible FF / Rew performance on every piece of HD content I tested
* Very limited options for customization
* No Pandora, Slacker, etc
* No NetFlix or Am*zon
* Cheap construction / bulky
* Worst remote performance EVER

Other Thoughts: I already had a WD TV Live in one room and XBMC in another, but I got the HDP-R1 on a ridiculous sale and decided to give it a shot at replacing the XBMC. I was instantly underwhelmed, but I updated the firmware to give it a fair shot. The new firmware added some lame features that I'll never use without fixing any of the core issues that I had with the device. (Other than some bug fixes, of course.)

In short, the interface looks reasonable from the first screen, but nowhere near as polished as some of the alternatives. And the performance while trying to FF/Rew through high def content was so bad that I couldn't even keep it. The WD TV Live is far more polished and I can live without the RMVB format to keep all of my other content humming along.

Maybe I had my hopes too high, but the real killer for was that it simply couldn't even handle FF/Rew. You'd want to go back and re-watch a scene, press Rew 3 times to get to 2x speed and then proceed to wait forever! Unusable for

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  • adam h.
  • 5/23/2010 3:32:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpgrade it and start enjoying...

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 HD recoding in progress from my DVICO HD tuner, works great!

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 drive and password, and set it up. Biggest con is that out of the box this thing does not have a password protected telnet terminal. WTheck is up with that! whatever ,its fixable. Just don't be an idiot.

Had a few problems that firmware upgrades fixed. Biggest issue I had was that when my TV was power cycled, the Oplay would default back to its orginal 480i resolution, so i would have to go back and reset the box and TV and change the res... so it became a real pain, easies fix was just leaving the TV on all the time with the Oplay screen saver running.

Other Thoughts: 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...

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