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Asus HDP-R3

Asus HDP-R3
alaScore 89

175 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of Asus HDP-R3. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The size and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, size, price, 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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Consumer review ( review summary for Asus HDP-R3


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 Reviewers really like the design and usability. Comments are divided on the price, and many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, design


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

May, 2022

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