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ASUS O!Play Live TV Live Streaming Media Player, Wi-Fi, Full-HD, Dolby TrueHD Digital Surround Sound
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: For its time it was a pretty brilliant piece of electronics and I can't fault it when it's working right. You can't expect to play blu-ray through the wifi link - for that you'll need to hard wire it to the network or use a local drive via the SATA input. Useless for online streaming; great for photos and home-videos.

I liked it enough that I have two of them however.



Once, when I was trying a firmware upgrade, the thing crashed beyond recovery and I thought I had a 'brick'. However, I opened it up and hooked it to a hyperterminal and was able to reset the internal software - instructions of this are online but it isn't for the faint-hearted. If it happens to you, know that it is likely a software problem and you don't have a brick.

Cons: The organization of the menus is extremely tedious to work with and it often drops the wifi link at start up (never while running).

The worst feature is the response to the remote - you often have to press a selected button multiple times to get a response and sometimes it give you the wrong response - getting subtitles to work is a pain but ultimately do-able. The instructions are very poor and the online support is dreadful.

Other Thoughts: If ASUS have learned from their experience with this product in the new version (The O!Play BDS-700) then I am very interested.

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