|ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 03 July 2012|
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ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ASUS.
If you're like me, over the years you've collected a huge digital library full of music, pictures, and movies onto your computer. Occasionally, I might watch a video from off my laptop or listen to a song while working at the desktop, but high-definition movies and music are really best enjoyed on a home theater system with larger screen and powerful speakers.
The ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player makes this transition easy, accepting every modern media format over local storage and network connections. Watching broadcast television and DVD/BD movies have been replaced with streaming Internet content and downloaded multimedia files, especially for college aged viewers who own a smartphone or tablet device. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player, and we evaluate how well it performs our tasks.
The ASUS O!Play LIVE media player is designed to deliver large-scale entertainment in a small package, and indeed it does. Perfect for the college dorm or start-up entertainment center, expect O!Play LIVE to play back practically every modern digital media file format without frame loss or stutter. If you're not big on downloading files for playback, ASUS O!Play LIVE can also receive streaming Internet TV shows directly from several sources. Join me as I test the ASUS O!Play LIVE using several high bit-rate video files and streaming multimedia content.
Stores have stocked the ASUS O!Play LIVE HD Media Player for one year already, but the ASUS O!Play series has been around for over three years. O!Play LIVE replaces the O!Play AIR HDP-R3 media player, and adds improved multimedia compatibility with more streaming media/content distribution features.
O!Play LIVE Features
Source: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
O!Play LIVE brings new HD experience to viewers in the living room, free from format compatibility worries. It supports Blu-ray Disc ISO, MKV, RMVB, H.264, Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, OGG, FLAC and many others. O!Play LIVE takes full advantage of Blu-ray sound quality with 7.1 Channel audio output. With both high-quality of audio and video support, it is time to enjoy a true HD multimedia experience for music, photos and movies. O!Play LIVE 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. Enjoy thousands of online video and music streams: