ASUS Intros the O!Play Air HDP-R3 Media Streamer with 802.11n Wi-Fi

asus hdp r3

Good news for folks who had their eye on the original O!Play HDP-R1 released back in the Summer of 2009 (now under $100 on Amazon), but were unsatisfied with the fact that it only offered Ethernet network connectivity. ASUS’ new O!Play Air HDP-R3 now sports built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and a multi-format memory card reader. Of course, all the goodness that made the original great is still in there — like the USB 2.0/e-SATA port, 1080p video output via HDMI v1.3, and support for nearly every conceivable media format/container including MKV, ISO, VOB, MTS, H.264, VC-1, etc. MSRP on the ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 is $139.99 (presently $129.99 at Amazon).

Aside: Just a heads-up. It looks like Windows 7 support in relation to UPnP media streaming isn’t at the level it should be out of the gate, according to the comments left at Amazon. Hopefully, this will be resolved soon with a firmware update from ASUS. Thanks, Sean O!

asus hdp r3 easy setup graphic

HDP-R3 Specifications:

Supported video formats:
MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB

Supported video extensions:
.mp4, .mov, .xvid., .avi., .asf, .wmv, .mkv, .rm, .rmvb, .flv, .ts, .m2ts, .dat, .mpg, .vob, .mts, .tp, .trp, .iso

Supported audio formats:
MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, LPCM, WMA, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS

Supported image formats:

Supported subtitle formats:

HDMI 1.3
Audio / Video Composite
Audio Optical Digital

1 x USB2.0
1 x eSATA/USB2.0 combo port
Card Reader
1x CF
1x SD + MMC
1x MS+MS Duo
1x RJ-45 LAN
1x 802.11n Wireless Networking
DC Power In

181 x 125.3 x 47.7 mm

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  • Sean O

    Looks great, but seems to be a real PITA to configure, and not Windows 7 friendly (yet):

  • Sean O

    Looks great, but seems to be a real PITA to configure, and not Windows 7 friendly (yet):