19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
BUY IT, CONNECT IT AND WATCH IT, SIMPLE AS THAT,
This review is from: Asus O!Play HD 1080p HDP-R1 Live Internet Media Streamer (Personal Computers)I bought this box of tricks two weeks ago (November 2010) and it's got to be
one of the best bits of kit I've bought in years, but i can't understand
why other people are having problems with it, i took it out of the box
plugged the power lead in, plugged the HDMI lead in, plugged the network cable in
and connected an external hard drive then turned it on.
The setup menu came up so i set the screen size and all the other options
then searched the hard drive for Movies Photos And Music all played as normal.
Then i plugged a Sandisk cruzer 16GB stick in the USB slot containing a DivX movie
and a few other photos and music files and everything just worked.
DVD Menus worked as well, the only videos i found that wouldn't play had the wmv file extension,
which could be converted to another format if necessary
I mainly use Linux (Kubuntu 10.4 64 bit) it had no problems finding stuff in my shared folders
via the network, i also tried it with Win XP 32 bit, no problems there either
All in all this is a great piece of kit at a reasonable price, i favored the R1 to the R3
as the R1 has the e-sata slot that will take a large external hard drive (mine is 2TB)
The R3 doesn't have the e-sata but does have slots for memory cards,
1 x SD Memory Card
1 x CompactFlash Card
1 x Memory Stick Duo
needless to say memory cards are no where near the capacity of hard drives yet so it should
cope with most of my media for the foreseeable future.
Hope this helps