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Asus HDP-R3

Asus HDP-R3
alaScore 89

193 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews of Asus HDP-R3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus HDP-R3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Asus HDP-R3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the design and usability are on the whole positive. There are some mixed comments about the price, while there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, design


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus O! Play Air HD 1080P HDP-R3 Wireless "N" Live Internet Media StreamerAsus O! Play Air HD 1080P HDP-R3 Wireless "N" Live Internet Media Streamer

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3


Asus adds a memory card reader and Wi-Fi to its latest media player.

Great media support ; Silent ; Easy set up

Bulky ; Average UI ; No WiFi

Round the back are the main AV connections with three phono plugs for stereo audio and composite video, followed by optical digital audio, HDMI, an Ethernet port, and power. In an ideal world we would like to see component video as well, as it gives a...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Dave James (

Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3 review


Wireless streaming comes to the Asus media player

Plays lots of formats ; Easy to use ; Simple setup

No internal storage


Feb, 2010

Expert review by (

Asus O!Play HDP-R3 review


The card reader and wireless network adaptor make the HDP-R3 more flexible than the original, but we don't feel that they're quite worth the price difference.

The card reader makes it simple to quickly view files you've shot on your camcorder or digital camera, while the wireless adaptor makes the streamer easier to connect to your wireless network. Both are minor upgrades over the original and not quite...

Expert review by (

Asus - O! Play Air HDP-R3


The era of the media PC is surely shuffling away, as more and more capable media player devices come to market. And in the past year especially they seem to have become suitably refined, reading media ...

An impressive and very capable media client, although you do pay a little more for it than some of the competition. Still, a welcome step in the right direction for Asus and another competitor in an increasingly interesting and broad home media...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3 Review


With the ever growing market for home networking, it makes sense that companies create media players With the ever growing market for home networking, it makes sense that companies create media players that can replace the common PC for viewing...

If you need wireless support and aren’t that bothered with regular firmware updates or lack of a bundled HDMI cable then the Asus is a good choice, if you can find it on sale.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Richard Swinburne (

Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3 Media Player Review


It's arguably near the end of the road for the home theatre PC. Bespoke media players are taking over the home theatre market with force and beating them in price and ease of use. There are always some of you which will always enjoy the customisation...

There's no component output either so you must have a HDMI compatible TV to watch HD resolutions. The competing AC Ryan PlayON! products still include it, although it can be forgiven seeing as component is classed as an "old" connection these days anyway

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Siddharth Zarabi (

Asus O! Play Air HDP-R3 media player


A HD media player that has superb wi-fi streaming capabilities.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Nathan Kirsch (

ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 Media Player Review


The ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 Network Media Player has been designed to make your HD media experience living room a better one. Simply connecting your O!Play HD Media Player via HDMI and you can then stream HD content stream from your PC or NAS to the...

The ASUS O!Play Air is a solid choice if you are looking for a “do everything” set-top box. The internal wireless-N capability is huge plus for those who need it, but just don't rely on the player to wirelessly stream any media files over 720p...

Jun, 2010


Expert review by : Kip Rouse (pureoverclock)

ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3


An HD media player to supplement your home theater system.

Taking into consideration of the total package of playback possibilities all wrapped up in a neat platform that is selling for an average price of approximately $126 USD we have to give this player a definite 'Thumbs Up'. The ability to stream our home...

May, 2010

Consumer review (

Software and firmware are not polished


I bought the LAN version (HDP-R1) before buying this one, so I totally aware of the problems, as they share most of the functionalities and the code. Have to buy again because this is the only device that works with RMVB format and so many types of...

Can play almost everything except for APE. Online media streaming works for most of the built-in channels

Software (the one on the CD) and the firmware are way too unprofessional. The remote only works when it points exactly to the device, and the firmware responds with a noticeable delay. Even when you turn off the device, it takes quite a few seconds to...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

The O!Play Air HDP-R3 streams a wide variety of audio, photo, and high-definition video formats from PCs, NAS, card readers and other USB or eSATA-connected devices. Formats supported include MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, and the popular RMVB. Additionally, the HD media player delivers up to 1080p Full HD image rendering. The O!Play Air HDP-R3 comes with wireless capabilities that allow it to retrieve content effortlessly. By supporting the 802.11n wireless networking standard, the HD media player is capable of stable and rapid wireless data transfers at maximum throughputs of 600Mbps. Additionally, the HD media player can wirelessly stream content from a PC, with its O!Link application providing easy file browsing and sharing capabilities. For more convenience in the future, developments are now underway to integrate the HD media player with Internet services. The O!Play Air HDP-R3 is the first HD media player with a dedicated music shuffle button. Located on its remote control, this button provides access to a large number of songs. Users simply need to press this button and the O!Play Air HDP-R3 will retrieve all the stored digital music files and play back the songs in random order. In doing so, the O!Play Air HDP-R3 provides true, all-round audio and AV home entertainment.


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



LED indicators: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPCM, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, PNG
Subtitle formats supported:SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB / smi, srt, ssa, sub, ttxt
Video compression formats:DAT, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPG, QTFF, RM, RMVB, VOB / H.264, VC-1
Video formats supported:ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RM, RMVB, VC-1, VOB, WMV / H.264, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VOB / H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Asus O!Play Air

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:100
I/O ports:1 x eSATA/USB2.0 Combo / 1 x USB 2.0 / eSATA
Power LED: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AV, Composite / Composite
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out: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:1


Power consumption (typical):10
Power requirements:12 Vdc, 2 A / 12VDC, 2A


Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, SD
Storage media type: No
Supported file systems:ext3, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, NTFS / FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, NTFS


Full HD: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):181 x 125.3 x 47.7
Height :4.77