Asus O!Play HD2 pictures

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The big, bad Asus O!Play HD2 has room for an internal 3.5in hard drive.

Asus O!Play HD2 box
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9 Pictures - Asus O!Play HD2

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  • Asus O!Play HD2 accessories
  • Asus O!Play HD2 open
  • Asus O!Play HD2 menu
  • Asus O!Play HD2 menu 2
  • Asus O!Play HD2 caddy
  • Asus O!Play HD2 bottom


September 29, 2010, 6:02 pm

Have you tested streaming large blu-ray files (M2TS betwen 20 and 30Gb in size) from a PC or NAS to see how this box handles the video and audio, my WDTV Live is forever stuttering the video source or the audio is out of sync and it's getting very annoying. I am thinking of getting rid of it and this looks like it might be able to replace my WDTV Live box.

Also are you going to be reviewing the new Sony media player soon as well?


October 3, 2010, 3:27 pm

Does it have support for blue ray menus?


October 13, 2010, 9:25 pm

Having looked at a number of devices mainly by AC Ryan and WD, I'm thinking about giving this one a go with an internal drive. I'd like to buy a 2TB disk but not sure what specs to go for - any recommendations? Budget meets adequate but not excessive performance - no point going too expensive or even too hot!

Geoff Richards

October 13, 2010, 9:35 pm

@finklemiss - you can't really go wrong, so go with whomever has the best warranty and / or price. Looks like under £80 inc vat will get you 2TB from Samsung, WD or Seagate.

A quick read around suggests the Western Digital Caviar Green is the quietest. Hope that helps.


October 17, 2010, 3:07 pm

@Geoff Richards - thanks for your advice. The WD Caviar Green seems to be well reviewed for a less expensive drive, but {some} Amazon user comments suggest issues when using as NAS. Still, I'll probably give it a go.

PS Is there a way to be notified of new comments here?


December 30, 2010, 6:27 pm

I wish they had a smaller 'prettier' version without an internal harddrive. All I want is a media streamer - I have my house wired, a gigabit router and a NAS so I don't need an internal harddrive.


February 23, 2013, 5:34 pm

Don't touch this thing! Switches off with no warning, con't access hdd all the time. it sucks, worst tech I have ever paid for. No response from Asus - check out their forums for problems with this thing.

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