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3.0 out of 5 stars Beware this doesn't play .WTV files :(, 13 April 2010
This review is from: Asus O!Play HD 1080P HDP-R1 Live Internet Media Streamer (Electronics)
Out of the box I loved this unit and couldn't wait to get it plugged in!! Usually I kill about three weeks in researching devices before telling the wife I am wasting more cash on my gadget infused affair! However I was blinded by such rave reviews on this unit that I went and ordered within a day!

This unit is really amazing, connects to network effortlessly and after a firmware update uses UPNP to find all the goodies on your PC to watch where ever. However the main reason it didn't work for me is that I purchased this unit so that the Mrs can watch Jordan and whoever she is with at the moment in our bedroom, and I can enjoy the living room for some real TV! But this unit cannot play .WTV files which is the current file format that a windows 7 media centre will record live TV. Real shame that is because it rendered the poor this useless to us. So having to return the unit and probably have to go for a acer aspire revo or something with better media extending capabilities. Maybe they might get it sorted with later firmware updates? Fingers crossed I guess.
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2011 00:25:56 GMT
NO unit can play WTV files, its a proprietary format, locked to your individual PC. Even another PC cant play them!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2012 12:18:29 BDT
Super Tel says:
I think you'll find this isn't true. I have two PC's in my home both running windows 7 media centre. The one in my living room records all the TV I want in .WTV format. The media centre PC in my bedroom then locates the recorded TV files from the living room PC and I can view it in my bedroom... Windows PC's are able to share and use these files. The only work around would have been to record in .WTV then batch convert files to DVR-MS then bla bla bla so the ASUS could recognise the files recorded.... all too much work than is necessary I think? :) Anyway windows media centre is on the way out I hear with windows 8 on its way. So next move.... keep my eye out for the best catch/on demand unit out there... xbox 360 is a pretty strong contender i read, however... Apple will have something up their sleeve soon I expect!
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