Posted on Thursday, 18th November 2010 by Auw Jimmy

I got chance to try ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3. Short words, it’s a digital storage player (you can use external HDD connected via USB or e-SATA or use the build-in card reader) and support RCA Composite or HDMI video output up to 1080p and analog or SPDIF out via Optical. Wired LAN also supported and for the R3, it support WiFi to. The core is based on Linux so completely upgradeable (or hackable).

It supports following formats:

  • Video: MPEG1/2/4,RM/RMVB,VC-1,H.264
  • Video File Extension: .trp,.mp4,.mov,.xvid,.avi,.divx,.asf,.wmv,.mkv,.rm,.rmvb,.flv,.ts,.m2ts,.dat,.mpg,.vob,.mts,.iso,.ifo
  • Audio: MP3,WAV,AAC,OGG,FLAC,AIFF,Dolby Digital AC3,Dolby Digital Plus,DTS Digital Surround,Tag ID3,Dolby True HD (downmix)
  • Image: JPEG,BMP,PNG,GIF,TIFF
  • Subtitle: SRT,SUB,SMI,SSA,TXT

For you who is interested to read more, click here.

Enough the introduction, this is not an advertorial. Straight to the point, I connect it to my audio system. I also need small display to navigate the menu, so I use 3.5″ LCD normally used as car reverse camera display shown below. Not the highest or sophisticated resolution though’, but who cares the display quality anyway ;) On the back is my Duelund CAST Silver capacitor as output coupling of my Aikido Preamplifier.

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