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Asus O!play HD2

Asus O!play HD2
alaScore 91

161 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Asus O!play HD2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The design and usability also get good opinions.

usability, design, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Asus O!play HD2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS O!Play HD2 - Not All Sequels Fall Short

 

We take a look at yet another media player and this time, it's the popular ASUS O!Play HD2. It isn't new, but we thought of giving it a spin to see what exactly does it have to still maintain the buzz in the media player scene.

Multi-card reader + BT clientActs as NAS + Samba supportSolid remote, nice tactile feel

A tad expensiveLacks firmware update through internet feature

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

ASUS O!Play HD2 Review

 

There is no denying this...the HD media player is a much needed device to feed HD content to our high definition televisions. At a price of Rs. 8,000, the HD2 offers an excellent HD video experience, the ability to hold a 3.5 inch hard drive internally...

Excellent SD video up-scaling, HD video playback is flawless, Can hold a 3.5 inch HDD internally, USB 3.0 capability makes it future ready, Ability to download Torrents, Remote app to control device from iPhone

User interface needs a refresh, Slight stutter visible in fast moving scenes

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player

 

Why would you watch your favorite videos on your computer monitor when you can get a full 5.1 surround sound HDTV experience in your living room? This is partly why ...

Internal 3.5-inch SATA hard drive dock ; Browser-based BT engine management ; Plenty of input and output options ; Robust file format and codec support

No multitasking with network-based functions ; No device-initiated BT downloads ; No YouTube, Netflix, or Hulu ; No integrated Wi-Fi connectivity

The main playback buttons are found toward the top, a five-way navigator in the center, and some quick access buttons near the bottom. These quick access buttons are labelled much more clearly than the old version, giving you one-press access to...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Nathan Kirsch (legitreviews.com)

ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player Preview

 

The recently released O!Play HD2 is the flagship HD media player from ASUS. This player boasts new hardware features like USB 3.0, on-board 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive storage, NAS support, iPhone interconnectivity and DLNA compatibility. The ASUS O!Play...

The ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player is a very good device for those looking for on-board storage and hassle-free playback of all their media files. While not the smallest player on the market, the O!Play HD2 can be equipped with a 3.5" drive and plays...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jack Wager (thinkcomputers.org)

ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player Review

 

ASUS has unleashed a super sleek, attractive and capable media player on the world, they've named it the O!Play HD2. There are a lot of things to enjoy about the O!Play HD2 like its iPhone remote control, intuitive interface, and the ability to...

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Expert review by: (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS O!Play HD2 - HardwareZone.com

 

The HD2 is a media player capable of playing high-definition content and comes with multiple USB ports and a card reader. The player allows installation of 3.5inch HDD.

Multi-card reader + BT client; Acts as NAS + Samba support; Solid remote, nice tactile feel

A tad expensive; Lacks firmware update through internet feature

Expert review by: Dave James (techradar.com)

Asus O!Play HD2 review

 

The popular media streamer gets updated with USB 3.0 compatibility

Good hardware features ; NAS, BitTorrent and iTunes server ; USB 3.0

Lacking in content channels

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Asus O!Play HD2 review

 

Despite the all-powerful Apple TV being in the same price bracket, Asus's O!Play HD2 streamer is a perfectly good device with options for a hard drive

Cheap ; crisp pictures and punchy audio ; provision to add a hard disk

Apple has more on-demand content

The O!Play HD2 is a flexible streamer that gets even better if you add a hard disk

Dec, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Asus O!Play HD2

 

This USB 3.0-enabled networked media player throws in the kitchen sink.

Good value ; Extensive card reader input ; Audio connectivity

Uninspiring design ; Unintuitive to install hard drive

If you can live with its bulk, less than stellar looks and rather plain menus, Asus' latest O!Play HD2 media player is one of the most versatile around, stuffed with connectivity and features. It performs well, plays everything without a glitch and –...

Sep, 2010
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Product Specifications

Ergonomics

Built-in BitTorrent client: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1