ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 HD Media Player - O!PLAY AIR HDP-R3

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OK for local media only.

by A customer on 9/15/2010

This player supports almost all media formats I tried. It plays Blu-Rays(main movie only) and DVDs and from a directory or iso image. It allows playback at 1.5x and 2x with audio, a nice feature for watching slow paced instructional videos. NTFS, FAT32, HFS, EXT2 and EXT3 file systems are supported so you can share your external drive with the O!PLAY and windows, mac or linux system. You can save usernames/passwords and paths to your network shares so don’t have to re-type them at a later time. Even though the firmware is buggy and the User Interface is very basic the player works OK for playing media from external drives or LAN, however if you want online content you should look elsewhere. The online content is divided into seven categories, Radio, TV, Picasa, Flicr, Weather, Stock and RSS feeds. There is a built in list of TV and radio streaming sites provided by muzee. End user cannot add to this list, only pick from it by searching or browsing different categories. Some of the links will not play; others will crash and reboot the player. If you’re lucky you might find something of interest that actually works…maybe. There is no youtube, hulu, netflix, pandora, shoutcast, etc. The weather for the US includes only 24 cities and even that does not work correctly in the latest firmware. Interface to the online content is practically useless. Some of the “minor” annoyances include large remote control latency, lack of extra buttons to navigate DVD menus, ability to use the device as network attached storage (samba server). There is custom(hacked) firmware available with tweaks that enable youtube playback, samba server. At this time network transfers to the O!PLAY are very slow and unreliable so it is a lot faster to connect the drive to your pc and copy your media files to it. P.S. You will need to connect your storage device directly to the player if you watch blu-rays, using network adapter causes picture to slow down and skip (even wired one).

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Product Overview

ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 HD Media Player

These days many of us have a constantly growing media library, with our favorite music, movies, and photos in a variety of formats and locations. The ASUS O!Play Air is designed to easily bring your media into your living room, without sacrificing quality. Enjoy video in full HD 1080p resolution, full-fidelity audio, and photo slideshows on your HDTV or home theater setup.

The ASUS O!Play Air takes multimedia enjoyment to the next level with wireless 802.11n support. Access your favorite music, movie, and photo collection from the attached storage devices, or stream them right from the HTPC, media servers or home PCs on your network.

With impressively wide format support, a wealth of connection options, and playback over a wireless network, directly from USB/eSATA drives, or memory cards, the O!Play Air is perfect Internet-ready media solution.

Better than before!

Key Features

  • Hassle-free multimedia playback without file conversion
  • Full 1080p high-definition video via HDMI output
  • High-speed wireless 802.11n / Ethernet LAN connection for easy network streaming
  • Simple and fast plug-and-play connectivity (eSATA, USB 2.0, CF, SD+MMC, MS+MS Duo)
  • Bitstream or decode Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround audio
  • Sleek and compact design
  • Instant music playing with dedicated Music Shuffle remote button

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Full HD 1080p Support

Excellent Performance with Exceptional Features Witness stunning High Definition media in the comfort of your living room.

By connecting the O!Play Air HD Media Player via HDMI, you can enjoy full 1080p high-definition video and digital audio using over a single cable.

The O!Play Air also features an optical digital audio output for lossless audio transfer to your receiver or TV.

If you have yet to jump on the HDTV or digital audio bandwagon, no worries, the O!Play Air also features composite (RCA) audio and video outputs to ensure compatibility with most any setup.

Small but Powerful - Supports Virtually All Formats

The Perfect Companion for Your Eee PC O!Play Air may be compact, but it's fully equipped to play most formats in your digital library. O!Play Air supports these formats:

  • Video Compression: MPEG1/2/4, RM/RMVB, VC-1, H.264
  • Video File Extension: .MP4, .MOV, .XVID, .AVI, .DIVX, .ASF, .WMV, .MKV, .RM, .RMVB, .FLV, .TS, .M2TS, .DAT, .MPG, .VOB, .ISO
  • Audio: MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF
  • Image: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
  • Subtitle: SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA

  • O!Play Air can also bitstream Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround audio to your receiver to bring realism to the next level. If you plan on plugging the O!Play Air directly to your TV set, HDP-R3 can decode those formats and provide a stereo output without headache or hassle.

    With such a wide range of compatibility, you can enjoy your media without waiting for conversion.

    High Speed Connectivity (eSATA and USB 2.0)

    Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living HD content brings incredible detail to your high-definition TV, but it also requires huge bandwidth to display. It's for this reason that many consumers invest in external storage devices with high-speed USB or eSATA interfaces.

    O!Play Air provides an onboard eSATA (external SATA) port that is 6X faster than USB 2.0 for high speed transfer from your portable hard drives.

    And since the unit features both an eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port and a dedicated USB 2.0 port, you can store your media on drives with either interface, and access multiple drives simultaneously.

    With new support for CF, SD, MMC, MS, and MS Duo memory cards, you can directly browse the photos from your camera's memory cards right on the big screen.

    Advanced Network Support

    Widely Compatible Those who have their media on network-attached-storage or a networked PC will be delighted to know that the O!Play Air features an on-board LAN and 802.11 wireless support.

    With high-speed 300Mbps Wireless N and Ethernet connectivity, you can stream contents directly to the O!Play Air rather than moving and connecting external drives.

    No matter your media storage preference, the O!Play Air's got you covered.

    Easy-to-Use Interface

    Widely Compatible The O!Play Air features an intuitive user interface that lets you easily access the files on your storage device regardless of your technical know-how. It only takes a few clicks to begin enjoying your media.

    Plus, with advanced options, you can customize settings such as subtitles, aspect ratio, noise reduction and more, to optimize your viewing experience.

    Music Shuffle and More at Your Finger Tips

    Widely Compatible The O!Play Air features a full-function remote for navigating your media, complete with a unique dedicated button for instantly shuffling your music. Just press the Music Shuffle button, and O!Play Air accesses all the available music files for random playback.

    O!Play Air also works great as a photo viewer to easily share your vacation photos with your family and friends. Use the remote to control the slideshow.


    ASUS 1 Year Limited North American Warranty

    ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 comes with 1 year limited warranty within North America.
    Please visit for more details on ASUS multimedia warranty policy.

    What's in the Box

  • ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 HD Media Player
  • Composite (RCA) Audio/Video Cable
  • Remote Control (2x AAA Batteries Included)
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Starter Guide
  • Complete User Manual (CD)

  • System Requirements:

  • Hard drive (eSATA or USB) or USB storage device with supported video or audio content stored on it
  • Standard or high definition television with HDMI or composite video connections (HDMI cable not included)
  • Optional: A/V receiver with HDMI or S/PDIF connections for better audio enjoyment
  • Optional: Wireless b/g/n or LAN network with RJ-45 cable for streaming by LAN port

  • Specifications

  • Supported Formats:
    Video: MPEG1/2/4,RM/RMVB,VC-1,H.264
    Video File Extension: .mp4,.mov,.xvid,.avi,.divx,.asf,.wmv,.mkv,.rm,.rmvb,.flv,.ts,.m2ts,.dat,.mpg,.vob
    Subtitle: SRT,SUB,SMI,SSA

  • Inputs:
    DC Power In
    1xUSB 2.0 Port
    1xUSB 2.0 / eSATA Combo Port
    RJ-45 LAN Port

  • Outputs:
    Composite Video
    Composite Audio L/R
    S/PDIF Out
    HDMI 1.3

  • LAN Networking:
    Wireless 802.11n (2.4GHz n)
    TCP/IP (DHCP or Static IP Address)
    10/100Mbps Wired LAN

  • Dimensions:
    7.12 x 4.93 x 1.88 inches (W x D x H)

  • Weight:
    0.92 lbs

  • Power Power Source: 12V DC, 2A, 24W Power Adapter
    Power Consumption: < 10W
    Operating Temperature: 41- 95 degrees F

  • Formats not supported:
    Does not support protected premium content such as movies or music from the iTunes® Store, Cinema Now, Movielink®, Amazon Unbox™, and Vongo®.

  • All specifications are subject to change without notice.
    Color is subject to change without notice.
    Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
    Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.


    Manufacturer ASUS Networking
    Mfg Part# O!PLAY AIR HDP-R3
    SKU 213484117
    UPC 610839323197
    UPC 14 00610839323197
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    Tech Specs
    Sound System Dolby Digital Embedded / DTS Embedded / Dolby Digital Plus Embedded
    Interfaces/Ports HDMI Digital Audio/Video Out / Composite Video Out / Toslink S/PDIF Out / 1 x USB 2.0 - USB / 1 x RJ-45 Network / DC Power Input / 1 x eSATA/USB Combo
    Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Product Model HDP-R3
    Product Type Network Audio/Video Player
    Product Name O!Play Air HDP-R3 Network Media Player
    Manufacturer Part Number O!PLAY AIR HDP-R3
    Brand Name ASUS
    Expansion Slots 1 x Secure Digital (SD)/MultiMedia Card (MMC) / 1 x Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo / 1 x CompactFlash (CF)
    Additional Information User-friendly O!Photo Picture Manager for Complete Family Enjoyment Digital Access to a Comprehensive Library of Tunes with Music Shuffle Fast Media Streaming with the Latest eSATA and LAN Connectivity More Content Possibilities with Comprehensive Access Options Easy Gateway to Content via Wireless Capabilities
    Network Ethernet / Wireless IEEE 802.11n
    Height 1.88"
    Width 7.13"
    Depth 4.93"
    Formats Support MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / VC-1 / RMVB / RM / JPEG / BMP / GIF / PNG / TIFF / AAC / OGG / FLAC / AIFF / LPCM / WMA / MP3 / MTS / TRP / ISO / TP / WAV / FLV / TS / M2TS / DAT / MPEG / VOB / MOV / XviD / AVI / ASF / WMV / MKV
    Media Support Secure Digital (SD) / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / CompactFlash (CF) Card / Memory Stick / Memory Stick Duo
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