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ASUS has announced their new O!Play HD2 Media Player, which is touted to be the world’s first such device to sport a USB 3.0 interface for faster data transfers. In addition to the greatly improved transfer speeds brought about by the introduction of USB 3.0, the O!Play HD2 also comes with various other enhancements for greater user experience.

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asus logo aug07 ASUS Announces New O!Play HD2 Media Player

Connect to a Cosmos of Entertainment with ASUS O!Play HD2

World’s First USB 3.0 Multimedia Center Combines Enhanced Content Sharing with Greater Storage Flexibility

With the HD2 model, the O!Play range expands its multimedia functionality to cover even more ground, including the world’s first media device with USB3.0 support to transfer high definition video and audio in ultra-fast speeds. The new device also features standard 3.5-inch hard drive compatibility, NAS support, iPhone interconnectivity and DLNA compatibility for effortless access to online entertainment.

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Better Sharing with USB 3.0, 3.5-inch Hard Drives and Network Attached Storage Support

O!Play HD2 features USB 3.0, which works up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, so even an entire HD movie only takes around 70 seconds to transfer.

O!Play HD2 expands the amount of content users can keep with support for 3.5-inch hard drives and an easy swap-and-store design so consumers can easily use O!Play HD2 as an external hard drive.

Complementing its mass storage capabilities, O!Play HD2 can be configured as a network attached storage (NAS) device for seamless network integration. It comes pre-setup with iTunes, Samba and standard FTP server functions. Users can manage their content and data quickly, all on one device. It even works as a jukebox, with on demand browsing of stored music files.

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iPhone Remote Control

Special enhancements make it possible to use an iPhone as a remote control with O!Play HD2. This feature supports all major playback and content handling settings, extending O!Play HD2’s range in addition to promoting greater device integration.

Rich Connected Entertainment

O!Play HD2 brings more online entertainment home. It delivers access to live streaming of over 20,000 radio stations, Picasa and Flickr, plus a wealth of infotainment, including weather and stock quotes.

Easy Home Networking with DLNA

DLNA, or Digital Living Network Alliance, offers a standardized format for handling content such as movies, photos and music across different devices. O!Play HD2 comes fully compatible as a DLNA client, helping users share content through networked devices. This makes media streaming throughout the home effortless.

Multiple Format Support and Upgradable Firmware

O!Play HD2 supports the most popular formats, including MPEG2 (AVI/VOB), MPEG4 (AVO/Xvid), M2TS (Blu-ray), MKV (H.264), rmvb and DVD functional navigation of ISO and IFO formats. It also supports Dolby TrueHD decoding and pass-through, taking full advantage of Blu-ray Disc quality to produce 100 percent lossless audio. O!Play HD2 lets users experience 7.1-channel audio output for theater-like enjoyment.

ASUS offers constant online updates to O!Play firmware and drivers. As new standards emerge and existing ones are refined, O!Play devices receive prompt operational revisions.

Specifications

Supported video formats

MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB

Supported video file extensions

MP4, MOV, XVID AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV, FLV, TS, M2TS, DAT, MPG,
VOB, MTS, ISO, IFO, TP,TRP,M1V,M2V,M4V

Supported audio formats

MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, Dolby Digital AC3, DTS
Digital Surround, Dolby  True HD, ID3Tag, PCM/LPCM

Supported image formats

JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF

Supported subtitle formats

SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA, TXT

File systems

FAT16/32, NTFS, HFS /HFS+, EXT3

Outputs

Composite (AV)

Component

Optical digital audio

Coaxial digital audio

HDMI 1.3

Inputs

Power (DC)

2 x USB 2.0

1 x USB 3.0 PC Link

USB/eSATA combo

Card reader: CF, SD+MMC, MS+MS Duo

RJ-45 LAN (10/100Mbps)

Dimensions

230.0 x 178.0 x 60.5 millimeters

730 grams

Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. Please check http://sg.asus.com for further details.