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Asus O!Play HDP-R1

Asus O!Play HDP-R1
alaScore 89

203 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 19 expert reviews and 184 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Dec 12, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 217536 reviews from other Media Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : InsideHW (

Expert Review

Feb, 2010


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

Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (

Asus O!Play HDP-R1 Digital Media Player


Perhaps one the more significant defining digital attributes of the first decade of the the 21st Century could be the size of the ginormous digital media collections so many of us have amassed--media collections made of up a disparate assortment of...

HDMI output ; 1080p support ; Lots of supported video formats ; View photos and HD video files on your TV

Aspect ratio issues with video and photos ; No search capabilities ; Flaky network connectivity ; Can't connect to Windows 7 systems (yet)

As to using the O!Play to play media from direct-connected USB storage sources, we’re not sure if it is really worth the time it takes to physically copy files to a removable hard drive or flash drive just to be able to view them on a TV. Accessing...

Dec, 2009


Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Asus O! Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player


Don't you wish that there were an easier way to enjoy your HD digital content in your living room? I've had the opportunity to review other multimedia players bound for ...

Utterly stellar video format support ; Inclusion of LAN and eSATA ports ; Full 1080p HD output via HDMI ; Dedicated music player for quick song shuffle ; Built-in volume control

No included storage ; Cannot stream content from Internet ; HDMI is only HD output option ; No integrated Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity

You'll also notice the slightly larger “music note” button near the bottom. This provides one-touch access to a shuffled music player, grabbing tunes from any connected USB or eSATA drives. This is pretty handy. There are also dedicated buttons for...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Cameron Wilmot (

ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 1080p HD Media Player Video Review


Another lounge room HD media player hits our labs and this time we video review the ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 and see how it performs.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

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 : Edward Chester (

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

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Asus HDP-R1 O!Play Network Media Player overview



Expert review by : James Rivington (

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, (

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

Product Specifications

HDP-R1 takes the trend to bring 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 lets users plug in their storage and enjoy the show. 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 starts playing the music randomly. This device supports SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA subtitles formats.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

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


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 format:H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1
Video compression formats:H.264, VC-1
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Asus O!Play


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: 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


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

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (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
Wireless technologies:Wired

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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2


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


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported


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


Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.13 x 4.93 x 1.88