Article Date: July 28th, 2011
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS (From Asus)
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!
One click to stream media files from PC to TV
The ASUS exclusive O!Direct allows you one-click access and playback of any media files from PC to TV over a home network.
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 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.
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®!
Rich online entertainment service
Turn your HDTV into a one-stop entertainment hub Abundant Internet radio stations and Internet TV channels Picasa, Flickr , Podcast, RSS News and more Weather, stock info and more.
Impressive 7.1-channel surround sound
The O!Play HD2 allows you to experience high quality video and audio in impressive 7.1-channel surround, which takes full advantage of theater-like qualities.
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.
Online firmware upgrade
Enjoy even more features and fun by upgrading the firmware whenever updated. Connect the O!Play HD2 to the Internet and the O!Play HD2 will automatically update its firmware! The ASUS O!Play team recently won the “BEST LONG TERM SUPPORT” award from Media Player World, and keeps improving the product with firmware update services. We commit to provide product support not only now in the present, but also in the future.
The O!Play HD2 supports playback of all the popular media formats including VOB and ISO files. It also has a variety of connectivity options for both video and audio including composite and component video, HDMI, and S/PDIF out.
Like most media players, the buyer is responsible for providing a HDD for internal storage. Only 3.5” drives are compatible with this unit.