Media streamer reviews

All the media streamers we're reviewed, on sale in Australia

If you want to watch downloaded movies, play music or watch slideshows on your TV, the best way to do it is to buy a media streamer. These dedicated boxes hook up to your home network and TV to display all the shared files you've got, and can also play back files off USB or an internal hard drive.

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ASUS O!Play HDP-R1

We found the ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 to be easy to use and it performed all its intended tasks well, except for Internet video streaming. It also took some fiddling to get it to work with Windows 7. But the bottom line is that it's a good little HD streamer that can play almost any file type, and it will even let you copy content between attached drives and your network.

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  • 29th July, 2010
  • Elias Plastiras
  • ASUS
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  • Pros:
  • Very good Ethernet streaming performance, easy to use, USB 2.0 and eSATA, HD streaming, Internet radio streaming, file copying between attached drives and wired Ethernet network
  • Cons:
  • Didn't show up as a UPnP device in Windows 7, Internet video streaming was poor
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