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Asus O!Play HDP-R1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Asus O!Play HDP-R1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus O!Play HDP-R1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus O!Play HDP-R1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Asus O!Play HDP-R1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, design, price

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Asus O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player

 

This HD media player has among the best file format support we've seen and has basic network abilities to boot.

Easy to set up ; Connects to home network ; Extensive format support

Lack of iTunes support ; Uninspired design ; Preview load lag time

The Asus O!Play HDP-R1 is in many ways a fairly uninspiring HD media player; its interface is very stark, the device itself and the remote are hardly works of art, and there's no support for more sophisticated network functions like reading iTunes...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Asus HDP-R1 O!Play Network Media Player overview

 

ASUS O|PLAY HDP-R1

Expert review by : James Rivington (techradar.com)

Asus O!Play HDP-R1 review

 

The media streamer that plays everything - but is it any good?

Great compatibility ; USB access works great ; Nice remote control

PC streaming doesn't work ; Serious firmware problems ; It's too easy to 'brick' ; No WiFi

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras, (techadvisor.co.uk)

ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 review

 

We found the ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 to be easy to use and it performed all its intended tasks well, except for Internet video streaming. It also took some fiddling to get it to work with Windows 7. But the bottom line is that it's a good little HD streamer...

We enjoyed using this media streamer. It worked well during our tests and the new firmware added some very useful features. It streamed standard- and high-definition content without any performance issues through our network and off drives we plugged...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus O!Play HDP-R1 review

 

We only recommend updating a PC's firmware (the BIOS) when something isn't working properly. It's a very different situation with media player firmware though, as extra features are often added after release. A good example is Asus's bizarrely named...

Not our outright favourite media player, but its support of DVD menus in ISO files makes it a decent choice for some.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 media streamer

 

ASUS' latest media streamer may not look special, but it handles almost all file types with ease.

Diverse file format support, eSATA connection, decent price tag

Music file playback is very basic, some problems streaming from Windows PCs, no wireless connectivity

If cost is an important factor, ASUS' O!Play HDP-R1 media streaming solution is hard to pass up. It can handle almost anything you throw at it and has a simple (but not bland) interface.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Madana Prathap (pcworld.in)

Asus O!Play HDP-R1

 

Connect a hard disk, and start watching photos/movies and play songs. This media player can reduce the requirement for a HTPC.

File-format support ; Network port

DVD Players are far cheaper

You can connect this to your TV and settle for some quality multimedia time, secure in the knowledge that you can throw almost any file at it for playback. It is priced low enough to appeal to the target audience. But remember that it is not positioned...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Without an iota of doubt, you will surely enjoy the performance of O! Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player and Streamer . Through the apt up gradation in its firmware you will get to access some truly helpful features. With moderately decent quality from start...

May, 2010

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 
Feb, 2010

RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Carl Poirier (neoseeker)

ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player Review

 

A media player!? Despite diving into the tech world every day, this type of device was not on my radar. What is this little black box capable of? Let's find out.

I do not see the ASUS HDP-R1 as a direct replacement to either the typical DVD/BD player or the HTPC since it cannot read physical media - yet. The development team over at ASUS knows that supporting a USB or eSATA external optical drive would be a...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

O!Play HDP-R1 provides the easiest way to enjoy HD content in the living room. 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. 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. HDP-R1 is the first 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.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Design

Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.5cm
Height:4.8cm
Weight:491g
Width:18.1cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

Ergonomics

Plug and Play: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, PNG
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression formats:H.264, VC-1
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1

Header

Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:HDP-R1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Asus O!Play

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s): No

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback

Networking

DHCP client: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Audio output:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Transfer Rate:10
I/O ports:1 x eSATA/USB2.0 Combo
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP
Type:Desktop

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.3
Interface:USB/eSATA
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power consumption (typical):10
Power requirements:12VDC, 2A

Radio

Supported radio bands: No

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Storage media type: No
Supported file systems:EXT3, NTFS

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):181 x 125.3 x 47.7
Height :4.77
Weight:491
Width:18.1