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Asus O!Play HDP-R1

Asus O!Play HDP-R1
alaScore 89

202 reviews

Mar, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Asus O!Play HDP-R1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the remote control, while many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


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 ( review summary for Asus O!Play HDP-R1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Asus O!Play HDP-R1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the price. The design also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the size.

usability, design, price


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

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : InsideHW (

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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

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

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Asus HDP-R1 O!Play Network Media Player overview



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

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