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Asus HDP-R1 | HD Media Streamer

The Asus HDP-R1 HD media streamer was announced way back in June and caught our attention, but since then we have heard very little about the device.

The Asus O!Play HDP-R1 HD Media Player has now finally gone on sale for a very reasonable $99.99 price.

It offers full 1080p HD playback of local, network and Internet content. It even has USB 2.0 and eSATA ports for connecting to external hard drives, and an Ethernet port for connecting the Asus HDP-R1 to your home network.

Asus HDP-R1

The Asus O!Play HDP-R1 HD connects to your HDTV via HDMI, or composite audio / video ports and optical digital output. IT also suppoorts many different file types including DivX, Xvid, MPG, MKV and many more. Audio wise, MP3, FLAC, AAC are all supported, along with Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS Dolby Digital & DTS pass through.

It has an easy to use GUI (interface) and remote control.

It is available for just $99 from Amazon, which seems like a great price.