When news of this product hit the Internet a few months back, it was met with a lot of high expectations from consumers looking at streaming HD content to their lounge room HDTV. We intend to see how much of this expectation and hype the product actually includes, as we take a close look at it today.
The O!Play HDP-R1 is actually very similar to the Astone Media Gear AP-100 1080p Media Player that we video reviewed last month. Physically on the outside they look entirely different, but internally the hardware and chips used are basically identical. We weren’t terribly impressed with the Astone AP-100; can ASUS do a better job at impressing us with the HDP-R1?"