I bought a new player last friday at Anitec. I spend $118.97 incl. tax.
It works very well to play video, audio, photos from my USB disk or shared folder of other PC.


oplay-box

Let’s see the content of the box.
hdp-r1

There are AV cable, Power Adapter, Remote Controller, Quick Start Guide(booklet) and User Manual CD (From left to right, TOP)
The player is a black box.
It has one eSATA/USB combo port, and one USB port at left side, AV out ports, Optical s/pdif out port, one HDMI out port, and Lan port at the back of the player.
The media files can be stored at USB flash disk, USB/eSATA hard disk drive connect directly to the player. The other way is the player can connect the PC/Notebook within a LAN.
If put the files in PC, the folder should be shared, then the media player can access by local area network.
There are so many media player on the market, why I chose it.
The most important issue is that HDP-R1 support RMVB format video files.
OK, let’s go through all the formats it supports.
Video MPEG1/2/4,H.264,VC-1,RM/RMVB
Video File Extension: .vob,.mp4,.mov,.xvid,.avi,.divx,.asf,.wmv,.mkv,.rm,.rmvb,.flv,.ts,.m2ts,.dat,.mpg
Audio: MP3,WAV,AAC,OGG,FLAC,AIFF
Image: JPEG,BMP,PNG,GIF,TIFF
Subtitle: SRT,SUB,SMI,SSA
The other two points I like are the price and power consumption.
The price is good enough, when I compare it with other products. The power consumption is below 10W. I played about 5 hours video. I put my hand on top of it. It is a little bit warm.
The great thing is Asus O!Play HD Media player HDP-R1 support full HD 1080P.
The eSATA is 6x faster than USB. So HD video can be played smoothly.

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