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Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player (USB 3.0 & Internal HDD Bay For NAS)

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O!PLAY_HD2

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Description

Ultra fast with USB 3.0 for multimedia fun!

O!Play HD2 offers the world’s first USB 3.0 multimedia center. It features enhanced content sharing technologies with user-friendly flexible storage options. Connecting to a cosmos of entertainment has never been easier!

This highly innovative product has been designed from the ground up incorporating all the key features from its predecessors including USB 2.0/E-sata connectivity the ability to read multiple flash cards and a full 1080P HD HDMI output, in addition to these the O!play HD2 is ready for the future offering USB 3.0 as standard for up to 10x faster data transfer speeds enabling the user to easily transfer data onto the optional internal 3.5'' hard drive (Hard Drive not included) turning the O!play HD2 into a fully functional Network attached storage solution with server capability for ITunes, Samba and Bit Torrent, If these features are not enough to persuade you then the addition of certified DLNA support guaranteeing easy home network media streaming and the ability to control your O!Play HD2 directly from your iPhone should interest you, all of this packed into an elegant gloss black case and finished off with the streamlined custom designed menu system making O!play HD2 the only choice for your next media player.

Key Features

  • World's First USB3.0 HD Media Player allows up to 10x faster data transfer speeds.
  • 3.5"HDD Storage Capacity with NAS Support providing server functionality for iTunes, Samba ,FTP and BitTorrent.
  • Seamless Entertainment with DLNA making media streaming easy.
  • Custom Designed Streamlined User Interface for uncompromised menu navigation.
  • Control O!Play HD2 from your iPhone®!
  • Dolby TrueHD Decode and Pass Through Support
  • Full HD 1080p & Comprehensive Formats Support

Key specification

  • Supported Video formats: MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB
  • Supported Video file extension: MP4, MOV, XVID AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV, FLV, TS, M2TS, DAT, MPG, VOB, MTS, ISO, IFO,TP,TRP,M1V,M2V,M4V.
  • Supported Audio formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AIFF,
  • Dolby Digital AC3, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby True HD, ID3Tag, PCM/LPCM.
  • Supported Image formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF.
  • Supported sub-title formats: SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA, TXT.
  • File Systems: FAT16/32, NTFS, HFS /HFS+, EXT3.
  • Outputs: Composite audio-video (AV) port, Component port, Optical digital audio port, Coaxial digital audio port, HDMI 1.3 port,
  • Inputs: Power (DC) input, 2 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 PC Link port, USB/eSATA combo port, Card readers CF, SD+MMC, MS+MS Duo, RJ-45 LAN Port(10/100Mbps)
  • Dimensions: W x D x H: 230.0mm x 178.0mm x 60.5mm, Weight: 730g.
  • Power Source: 12Vdc, 3A.
  • Power Consumption: 10W

In The Box

  • 1x O!Play HD2 Media Player
  • 1x HDMI Cable
  • 1x Composite Cable
  • 1x Metal 3.5'' HDD Cage
  • 1x Esata Power/Data Cable
  • 1x Multilingual User Guide
  • 1x Remote Control
  • 2x AAA Battery


 

USBExperience the World’s first USB 3.0 Media Player

Install any 3.5inch HDD and O!PLAY HD2 instantly becomes a large-capacity mobile storage device . Transfer media via USB 3.0 from PC to the O!PLAY HD2 at up to 10 times faster than USB2.0!

3.5” HDD Storage Capacity With Networking-Attached Storage (NAS) Support

O!Play HD2 offers extensive media center features with server functionality for iTunes, Samba and more for fast local network file access and management. Please note a hard drive is not included in the package.


3.5 inch HDD Storage Capacity with Networking-Attached Storage NAS Support

Use your iPhone® as a remote control

The user-friendly interface offers the convenience of remote control, adding to the comfy living room experience - digital media becomes as natural as can be. Now, you can even control O!Play HD2 via your iPhone®!

Use Your iPhone as a remote control

Tons of Online Content are just a few clicks away with online media services
  • Over 2000 internet radio stations
  • Picasa
  • Flickr
  • Weather
  • Stock info
  • And more…

*Content is constantly being added and updated.

O!Play HD2 offers Online media services

Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Channel Audio for Theater-Like Enjoyment

Dolby TrueHD digital surround sound takes full advantage of Blu-ray Disc audio quality with 7.1 channel output for immersive and theater-like enjoyment. It lets you experience Real HD quality in both video and audio.

O!Play HD2 - Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Channel Audio

Seamless Entertainment with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

DLNA is a standard for moving media across a variety of devices. With DLNA, O!Play lets you transfer and manage media files quickly and have them play on your TV via a wired internet connection.

O!Play HD2 - DLNA

Full HD 1080p and Multiple Formats Support

O!Play HD2 supports the most demanding and popular formats and DVD functional navigation of Blu-ray ISO and IFO formats. Furthermore, play recorded digital videos directly from camcorders to revisit those cherished moments.

O!Play HD2 - Full HD 1080p and Multiple Formats Support

Big Digital Photo Frame Functionality

Plug in a storage device and instantly build your own photo libraries to share with family and friends or enjoy anytime.

O!Play HD2 works with Picasa and Flickr right on your TV, so what used to be tiny frames on the PC are now properly huge mementos to treasure and adore.

O!Play HD2 - Digital Photo Frame Functionality

Highlights of the Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player (USB 3.0 & Internal HDD Bay For NAS)

  • Ultra fast with USB 3.0 for multimedia fun
  • Experience the world's first USB 3.0 media player
  • 3.5" HDD storage capacity with Networking-Attached Storage (NAS) support
  • Use your iPhone as a remote control
  • Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel audio for theater-like enjoyment
  • Seamless entertainment with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
  • Full HD 1080p and multiple formats support
  • Big digital photo frame functionality
  • Ultra fast with USB 3.0 for multimedia fun

    O!Play HD2 offers the world's first USB 3.0 multimedia center. It features enhanced content sharing technologies with user-friendly flexible storage options. Connecting to a cosmos of entertainment has never been easier!
  • Experience the world's first USB 3.0 media player

    Install any 3.5" HDD and O!Play HD2 instantly becomes a large-capacity mobile storage device. Transfer media via USB 3.0 from PC to the O!Play HD2 at up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0!
  • 3.5" HDD storage capacity with Networking-Attached Storage (NAS) support

    O!Play HD2 offers extensive media center features with server functionality for iTunes, Samba and more for fast local network file access and management.
  • Use your iPhone as a remote control

    The user-friendly interface offers the convenience of remote control, adding to the comfy living room experience - digital media becomes as natural as can be. Now, you can even control O!Play HD2 via your iPhone!
  • Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel audio for theater-like enjoyment

    Dolby TrueHD digital surround sound takes full advantage of Blu-ray Disc audio quality with 7.1-channel output for immersive and theater-like enjoyment. It lets you experience real HD quality in both video and audio.
  • Seamless entertainment with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

    DLNA is a standard for moving media across a variety of devices. With DLNA, O! Play lets you transfer and manage media files quickly and have them play on your TV via a wired Internet connection.
  • Full HD 1080p and multiple formats support

    O!Play HD2 supports the most demanding and popular formats and DVD functional navigation of Blu-ray ISO and IFO formats. Furthermore, play recorded digital videos directly from camcorders to revisit those cherished moments.
  • Big digital photo frame functionality

    Plug in a storage device and instantly build your own photo libraries to share with family and friends or enjoy anytime. O!Play HD2 works with Picasa and Flickr right on your TV, so what used to be tiny frames on the PC are now properly huge mementos to treasure and adore.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Asus O!Play HD2 - digital multimedia receiver
Product Type
Digital multimedia receiver
Dimensions (WxDxH)
23 cm x 17.8 cm x 6.1 cm
Weight
0.73 kg
Internet Streaming Services
Picasa, Flickr
Audio
Stereo
Remote Control
Remote control


Detail

General

Product Type
Digital multimedia receiver
Width
23 cm
Depth
17.8 cm
Height
6.1 cm
Weight
0.73 kg

System

Features
Drivebay HDD compartment, Samba client, NAS support

Audio System

Output Mode
Stereo
Digital Audio Format
Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output, Dolby True HD digital output

Connectors

Optical Digital Output
Yes
Coaxial Digital Output
Yes

Network & Internet Multimedia

Functionality
Digital audio playback, digital photo playback, digital video playback, Internet radio playback, Internet video playback
Internet Streaming Services
Picasa, Flickr
Connectivity
Wired
Connectivity Protocols
IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, AC3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
Supported Video Formats
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Xvid, DivX, WMV, ASF, AVI, MKV, MOV, VOB, IFO, FLV, RM, TS, M2TS, H.264, RMVB, VC-1
Supported Pictures Formats
BMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG
Supported Non-Multimedia Formats
ISO image
DLNA
Yes

Supported Video Resolutions

Supported Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080

Slot(s)

Type
CompactFlash Card , SD Memory Card , Memory Stick Duo

Remote Control

Type
Remote control

Connections

Connector Type
USB 3.0 ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) - rear , Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear , Ethernet ( RJ-45 ) - rear , Composite video output ( RCA phono ) - rear , Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear , SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear , HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear , SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear , USB 3.0 ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) - front , eSATA - front

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories
Remote control, video / audio cable, power adapter

Power

Type
External
Power Consumption Operational
10 Watt

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Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player (USB 3.0 & Internal HDD Bay For NAS)
4.0 4
£103.90
Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player (USB 3.0 & Internal HDD Bay For NAS)
Does what it says on the tin
Reviewed by . Review Posted 10/01/2011
5 5

Decent user interface, supports lots of file formats as well as subtitles.

Picture quality on played back files is good.

Works well with the WD 1.5 TB hard drive.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 4*
 
Big mistake
Reviewed by . Review Posted 09/03/2012
3 5

Just bought one of these to replace my Freecom 450 unit, was intermittent losing picture, was an excellent unit so is hard to follow, thought this would be as good, what a mistake, although I can't grip about it playing movies or music or pictures, it does, but..... can you find what you want to play no
There is no sort order, log onto my music NAS and open the folder to find random folders, nothing is in order, when your looking at a list of 200+ albums alphabetical order springs to mind, not random order, cant find a single album without a 10 minute search through all the files, WHAT IDIOT MISSED OFF THE SORT OPTION! I am not impressed that such an obvious requirement is missing, and no reviews even mention this MAJOR problem?
Just to be fair you can sort the HD files if you add an HD to the unit but I need it for network playing and it failed miserably

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 3*
  • Value for money 3*
 
Asus O!Play HD2
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 17/02/2012
3 5

I've had one of these for a few months; here are my thoughts.

It plays a very wide range of formats at good quality - but only after you update the firmware. The supplied firmware was very disappointing. It can be difficult to flash after the first time, after that you must flash by USB drive making sure you power up with it in.

You will need to purchase a dongle for it to connect wirelessly - I finally settled on using a Homeplug system to connect via cable instead. If you fit an internal hard disk to use the NAS feature, the unit becomes very prone to crashing, possibly due to overheating. When I discovered what the problem was by reading forums, I took out the drive and it now works perfectly again. Actually, taking out the hard disk was no loss as you can only write to its NAS drive when you switch the machine to the NAS mode - which is a bit of a pain because you can't use it as a player whilst in that mode. It's better to buy a dedicated NAS drive to plug into your router.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 2*
  • Value for money 2*
 
Good hardware, woeful software
Reviewed by . Review Posted 16/11/2011
2 5

I've owned one of these for a couple of years, and it's been a pain since the start.
The good: This HD2 can play many formats of film and display most pictures, it's quiet and with the latest firmware and Asus dongle (extra cost) it works wirelessly.
The bad: The software is dreadful! It crashes regularly. There is no chance of scrolling through a folder of hundreds of photos without it crashing. Asus updates the software sporadically, but they introduce as many bugs as they fix.
Check the Asus HD2 forums before deciding, but with hindsight I would not have bought this media streamer.

  • Overall 2*
  • Ease of use 3*
  • Value for money 2*
 

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