Asus O!Play Air Wireless HD 1080P Media Streamer

Asus O!Play Air Wireless HD 1080P Media Streamer
All-round audio and AV home entertainment

Product overview



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The O!Play Air HDP-R3 streams a wide variety of audio, photo, and high-definition video formats from PCs, NAS, card readers and other USB or eSATA-connected devices. Formats supported include MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, and the popular RMVB. Additionally, the HD media player delivers up to 1080p Full HD image rendering.

The O!Play Air HDP-R3 comes with wireless capabilities that allow it to retrieve content effortlessly. By supporting the 802.11n wireless networking standard, the HD media player is capable of stable and rapid wireless data transfers at maximum throughputs of 600Mbps. Additionally, the HD media player can wirelessly stream content from a PC, with its O!Link application providing easy file browsing and sharing capabilities. For more convenience in the future, developments are now underway to integrate the HD media player with Internet services.

The O!Play Air HDP-R3 is the first HD media player with a dedicated music shuffle button. Located on its remote control, this button provides access to a large number of songs. Users simply need to press this button and the O!Play Air HDP-R3 will retrieve all the stored digital music files and play back the songs in random order. In doing so, the O!Play Air HDP-R3 provides true, all-round audio and AV home entertainment.

Full HD 1080p Support

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

Enjoy more Internet media contents in the living room!

The On-line Media feature allows you to browse over 5000 Internet TV channels, 20,000 Internet radio stations, Internet photo sharing sites, and weather updates directly streamed over the Internet to your O!Play.

  • Internet TV: ABC, BBC News, NBC, fox sports, NHK...100 stations
  • Internet Radio: Over 20,000 stations
  • Weather: You can search World Weather by geographical Region or country
  • RSS: You can enjoy instant RSS information update
  • Stock: Few steps to update the latest stock information



Product Description
Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3 - digital multimedia receiver
Product Type
Digital multimedia receiver
Dimensions (WxDxH)
18.1 cm x 12.5 cm x 4.8 cm
479 g
Remote Control
Remote control



Product Type
Digital multimedia receiver
18.1 cm
12.5 cm
4.8 cm
479 g

Audio System

Output Mode
Digital Audio Format
Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output

Network & Internet Multimedia

Digital audio playback, digital photo playback, digital video playback
Wireless / wired
Connectivity Protocols
IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet), IEEE 802.11n
Supported Audio Formats
MP3, WAV, AC3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
Supported Video Formats
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, ASF, AVI, MKV, MOV, VOB, FLV, RM, TS, M2TS, H.264
Supported Pictures Formats

Supported Video Resolutions

Supported Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080


SD Memory Card , CompactFlash Card , Memory Stick Duo

Remote Control

Remote control


Connector Type
USB 2.0 (4 PIN USB Type A) , eSATA , LAN (RJ-45) , Composite video output (RCA) , Audio line-out (RCA x 2) , SPDIF output , HDMI output (19 pin HDMI Type A)


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


Power Consumption Operational
10 Watt

Customer reviews

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5* Great product
Reviewed by Chris on 01/01/2011
There is a mix of comments out there. I am not an IT man but I like to play. I have a NAS drive and use PS3 to stream to my main TV but wanted something in the bedroom but did not want to use wires.

I use this all the time and I can tell you it is great. Most importantly the wireless is perfect over a d-link router provided by sky. UI is not great but does the job, remote is not great but does the job.

I spent way too much time researching alternatives and this was the one for me.

Only issue I had was out of the box the wireless connection was playing up, as soon as I downloaded the latest firmware (Under Asus AIR on Asus website) it was perfect.

I hope this helps
4* Awesome HD Streamer
Reviewed by Paul W on 20/12/2010
This is one sweet little HD streamer. I’ve been looking at these to replace an old Xbox 1 running media centre (XBMC) for some time now and the latest version with wireless-n sold it to me. I had this up and running on my win7 network in less than 5 min’s it really was plug and play.

It does have a couple of flaws with the onscreen display, and is a little slow to respond sometimes (up to the old Xbox), but this doesn’t affect the performance while streaming so I can live with that quite happily.

Have quite happily streamed a 14Gb 1080p movie with no problems. And have not yet found a file it doesn’t like. Most Impressed! Worth the money if you’re looking for an easy way to stream downloads to your tv & surround sound.
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