ASUS has launched their latest addition to its O!Play line of media players for home entertainment enthusiasts. Known as the O!Play Gallery HD Media Player, it promises to take "all-around high-definition enjoyment" to one's television set with the help of a variety of features.
Media players are by far one of the few devices which allow for easy plug-and-play home entertainment, and ASUS's new O!Play Gallery media player is no exception. Recently launched by the Taiwanese electronics giant, the O!Play Gallery boasts capabilities to bring HD-quality home entertainment to one's television set, thanks to a variety features found in it.
Enjoy your iPod and iPhone content on large HDTVs with intuitive controls
Entertainment on demand! The O!Play Gallery allows users to plug and play media content from an iPod and iPhone in full HD on the living room TV, with no additional software needed. The intuitive remote control with a built-in rotary wheel bundled with the O!Play Gallery helps users make their multimedia experience fun and easy to use.
O!Direct – the most direct way to multimedia enjoyment
The ASUS exclusive O!Direct function offers consumers fast and reliable one-click streaming of content from PC to TV. Hassle-free streaming brings broader enjoyment in the living room in both wired and wireless modes, without the need for USB storage devices and their storage restrictions.
Faster than ever HD content transfer speed with 3.5” hard drive support
The O!Play Gallery can be upgraded to house a 3.5” hard drive with a fast SATA 6Gb/s connection, also becoming a large-capacity storage device. Users can transfer media content via USB 3.0 from PCs to the O!Play Gallery, up to ten times faster compared to USB 2.0. They offer the faster speeds needed to handle high definition content, resulting in a smoother, more enjoyable experience. The O!Play Gallery also includes the MyLife calendar function which can quickly organize photos to create photo diaries and share with other people easily.
Rich online entertainment services with Netflix, YouTube and Gracenote
The O!Play Gallery is built around abundant online entertainment services such as Netflix (US only), YouTube, thousands of online TV stations and radio streams, Flickr, Picasa and much more. The O!Play Gallery also includes a Gracenote software* interface which turns the media player into a powerful audio library manager by providing access to the online Gracenote database so users can access metadata of their music library. Extensive metadata support means album covers, artwork, information and even genres become available and viewable on the big screen.
Full HD 1080p and Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel support
The O!Play Gallery supports the most popular formats, even ISO format, in HD quality. Audio is projected in spectacular 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD surround, which easily integrates with home surround sound setups and brings out the full audio experience with no compromise or loss of fidelity. Users are guaranteed an impeccable performance in every aspect of their multimedia.
*Installed 3.5” hard drive is required to use the Gracenote service.
No information about the O!Play Gallery's pricing or official release date has been announced yet, so do check back for updates.