ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player Review

ASUS has unleashed a super sleek, attractive and capable media player on the world, they’ve named it the O!Play HD2. There are a lot of things to enjoy about the O!Play HD2 like its iPhone remote control, intuitive interface, and the ability to playback all kinds of media including SHOUTcast and Flickr support. Are all of these flashy features enough to beat the competition? Check out the article or our video review to find out!

Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the O!Play HD2 HD Media Player to review.


Supported video formats MPEG-1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB
Support video file extensions MP4, MOV, XViD, AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV, FLV, TS, M2TS, DAT, MPG, VOB, MTS, ISO, IFO, TRP
Supported audio formats MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, ID3 Tag, Dolby TrueHD, PCM/LPCM
Supported image formats JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Supported subtitle formats SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA, TXT
File systems FAT 16/32, NTFS, HFS/HFST, ext3
I/O Ports 1 x Power (DC) input
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB/eSATA combo
1 x LAN port (10/100Mbps)
1 x HDMI
1 x Composite AV
1 x Component
1 x Optical digital (S/PDIF)
1 x Coaxial digital (S/PDIF)
1 x CF card reader
1 x SD/MMC card reader
1 x MS/MS-Duo card reader
Dimensions W x D x H: 230.0mm x 178.0mm x 60.5mm
Weight: 720g
Power input rating 12Vdc, 3A
Power consumption 10W
Operating temperature 5°C (41°F) – 35°C (95°F)

*These specifications are provided by Asus

The O!Play HD2 is gushing with style, and you’ll be quickly introduced to its style with just one glance at the box it comes in. The box is a matte black finish with a shiny picture of the O!Play HD2 on the front. Also, you’ll notice logos for all of the different features the O!Play HD2 has. There’s also a handle on the top of the box.  The handle doesn’t serve too much of a purpose, but it adds to the overall essence that is the O!Play HD2.

ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player

Either side is home to features and specs of the O!Play HD2. The left side points out all of the I/O ports offered along with a list of supported media, while the right side mentions the O!Play HD2 has USB 3.0 and support for a 3.5″ hard drive. The back lists a lot of the O!Play HD2’s features in detail. Letting you know about its multitude of online capabilities, iPhone remote control support, and that the O!Play HD2 can function as a server for different networking protocols.

ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player

What’s In The Box?

  • Asus O!Play HD2
  • Composite AV cable
  • Power adapter
  • SATA data and power cable for 3.5″ hard drive
  • 3.5″ hard drive mounting bracket with screws
  • Remote control with batteries
  • User’s guide on CD

ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player