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Asus O!play HD2

Asus O!play HD2
alaScore 91

161 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Asus O!play HD2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Asus O!play HD2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Zusammenfassung der Kundenbewertungen für Asus O!play HD2


alaTest hat 51 Kundenbewertungen für Asus O!play HD2 von zusammengefasst und analysiert. Im Durchschnitt wurde das Produkt mit 3.6/5 bewertet, verglichen mit einer durchschnittlichen Bewertung von 4.0/5 für andere Produkte in der Kategorie Media Center auf Die Bedienbarkeit und das Preisleistungsverhältnis wird von vielen Testern gelobt, auch das Design hat sie beeindruckt.

Bedienbarkeit, Design, Preisleistungsverhältnis

75% der Kundenmeinungen auf bewerten dieses Produkt positiv.

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May, 2018

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Résumé des avis d’ sur Asus O!play HD2


alaTest a collecté et analysé 6 avis de consommateurs sur pour le produit Asus O!play HD2. La note moyenne du produit est 3.0 sur 5, tandis que les autres Media Center ont une note moyenne de 3.9 sur 5 sur

67% des avis sur donnent une note favorable à ce produit.

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May, 2018

Consumer review (

Risultato recensioni per Asus O!play HD2


alaTest ha raccolto ed analizzato 8 recensioni utente su Asus O!play HD2 da La media della valutazione utenti per questo prodotto è 4.0/5, confrontata con la media della valutazione di 4.2/5 per altri Media Center su

88% di recensioni su attribuiscono a questo prodotto una valutazione positiva.

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Resumen de comentarios en sobre Asus O!play HD2


alaTest ha recogido y analizado 43 comentarios de usuarios relacionados al producto Asus O!play HD2 en En promedio, la calificación de los usuarios para este producto es 4.2/5, al ser comparado con la calificación 4.0/5 de otros productos en la categoria Centros de Media en

95% de los comentarios en otorgan a este producto una calificación positiva.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Dave James (

Asus O!Play HD2 review


The popular media streamer gets updated with USB 3.0 compatibility

Good hardware features ; NAS, BitTorrent and iTunes server ; USB 3.0

Lacking in content channels

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Asus O!Play HD2 review


Despite the all-powerful Apple TV being in the same price bracket, Asus's O!Play HD2 streamer is a perfectly good device with options for a hard drive

Cheap ; crisp pictures and punchy audio ; provision to add a hard disk

Apple has more on-demand content

The O!Play HD2 is a flexible streamer that gets even better if you add a hard disk

Dec, 2010


Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Asus O!Play HD2


This USB 3.0-enabled networked media player throws in the kitchen sink.

Good value ; Extensive card reader input ; Audio connectivity

Uninspiring design ; Unintuitive to install hard drive

If you can live with its bulk, less than stellar looks and rather plain menus, Asus' latest O!Play HD2 media player is one of the most versatile around, stuffed with connectivity and features. It performs well, plays everything without a glitch and –...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (

ASUS O!Play HD2 - Not All Sequels Fall Short


We take a look at yet another media player and this time, it's the popular ASUS O!Play HD2. It isn't new, but we thought of giving it a spin to see what exactly does it have to still maintain the buzz in the media player scene.

Multi-card reader + BT clientActs as NAS + Samba supportSolid remote, nice tactile feel

A tad expensiveLacks firmware update through internet feature

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : (

ASUS O!Play HD2 Review


There is no denying this...the HD media player is a much needed device to feed HD content to our high definition televisions. At a price of Rs. 8,000, the HD2 offers an excellent HD video experience, the ability to hold a 3.5 inch hard drive internally...

Excellent SD video up-scaling, HD video playback is flawless, Can hold a 3.5 inch HDD internally, USB 3.0 capability makes it future ready, Ability to download Torrents, Remote app to control device from iPhone

User interface needs a refresh, Slight stutter visible in fast moving scenes

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Vishal Mathur (

ASUS O!Play HD2 - the HD media player with a difference


ASUS O!Play HD2 - the HD media player with a difference

Excellent SD video up-scaling ; HD video playback is flawless ; Can hold a 3.5 inch HDD internally ; USB 3.0 capability makes it future ready ; Ability to download Torrents ; Remote app to control device from iPhone

User interface needs a refresh ; Slight stutter visible in fast moving scenes

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player


Why would you watch your favorite videos on your computer monitor when you can get a full 5.1 surround sound HDTV experience in your living room? This is partly why ...

Internal 3.5-inch SATA hard drive dock ; Browser-based BT engine management ; Plenty of input and output options ; Robust file format and codec support

No multitasking with network-based functions ; No device-initiated BT downloads ; No YouTube, Netflix, or Hulu ; No integrated Wi-Fi connectivity

The main playback buttons are found toward the top, a five-way navigator in the center, and some quick access buttons near the bottom. These quick access buttons are labelled much more clearly than the old version, giving you one-press access to...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Nathan Kirsch (

ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player Preview


The recently released O!Play HD2 is the flagship HD media player from ASUS. This player boasts new hardware features like USB 3.0, on-board 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive storage, NAS support, iPhone interconnectivity and DLNA compatibility. The ASUS O!Play...

The ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player is a very good device for those looking for on-board storage and hassle-free playback of all their media files. While not the smallest player on the market, the O!Play HD2 can be equipped with a 3.5" drive and plays...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (

Asus O!Play HD2


A bit expensive but supports a number of features

Supports every possible format, 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD, can fit a 3.5" hard drive, very good build quality, remote is easy to use and ergonomic, supports USB 3.0 link for PC transfer

A bit expensive, NAS features are a bit limited and don't work well all the time, no YouTube widget, no automatic update for firmware (have to do it manually through pen drive)

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes


Built-in BitTorrent client: Yes
LED indicators: Yes
On/off switch: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB / smi, srt, ssa, sub, ttxt
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, RMVB / H.264, VC-1
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Internet TV: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:100
Power LED: Yes
Supported data transfer rates:10, 100 Mbps

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC, Composite
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Number of products included:1
Printed user guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video In:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.3
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):10
Power requirements:DC 12 V, 3 A
Power supply type:AC/DC


Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, MMC, MS Duo, SD
Number of hard drives supported:1
Storage drive size:3.5
Storage media type: No
Supported file systems:ext3, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, NTFS / EXT3, NTFS

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Full HD: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):230 x 178 x 60.5
Height :6.05