ASUS Launches the O!Play Media Pro Smart TV Set-Top Box
Makes every TV smart with multi-format compatibility, fast connectivity, extensive access to live services, and easy content sharing with other devices
Taipei, Taiwan (May 9, 2012) ― the ASUS O!Play Media Pro Smart TV set-top box continues to extend the O!Play range as global markets shift ever more towards all-digital and fully-live home entertainment. Its powerful media player component supports over 50 formats to ensure complete compatibility, while the integrated digital TV tuner adds instant digital capabilities to any television set. Wireless-N and Gigabit Ethernet offer high speed access to a wealth of live entertainment options while supporting smooth downloads and streaming of HD content, and exclusive O!Direct and O!MediaShare functions connect the O!Play Media Pro to diverse devices, from desktops to pads and smartphones. Live firmware updates ensure a platform that is always current, providing consumers with better peace of mind and long-term value.
Media player and set-top box in one
The powerful codec on the O!Play Media Pro supports over 50 media formats, offering consumers wide worry-free compatibility with a full range of content. The built-in DVB-T digital TV tuner further offers an instant upgrade to digital TV, which is fast becoming the standard transmission format worldwide. With digital TV, users gain access to higher screen resolutions (DVD-quality), CD-grade audio, interactive content, and data services. O!Play Media Pro not only turns any TV into a digital set, it also doubles as a set-top box, with an intuitive Electronic Program Guide (EPG) that allows for scheduling of content up to seven days in advance.
High speed online entertainment with wireless-N and Gigabit Ethernet
The O!Play Media Pro has been specifically designed to enable a fully digital home with instant access to a diverse range of online content and services. The device was also built to enable quick connectivity and transfer of HD files, which can be quite large. To that end, it includes a Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection for wired setups, as well as 802.11n Wi-Fi. The user interface comes with direct access to several popular live services, including YouTube XL, Acetrax, Facebook, DailyMotion, Picasa, and dozens of internet TV and radio channels. With high speed connection standards, O!Play Media Pro maintains smooth online performance and fast downloads, as well as speedy and buffer-free streaming of HD content.
Expanded multimedia center and easy playback from other devices
Exclusive O!Direct and O!MediaShare technologies allow consumers to effortlessly stream content from desktops, notebooks, pads, and smartphones via O!Play Media Pro to their living room TV, all with just a few clicks. O!Direct gets media files moving with a single button press through wired and wireless connections, and bypasses the need to use physical USB storage. The O!MediaShare application (available as a free download from the Android store) connects mobile devices such as pads and smartphones to HDTV through the O!Play Media Pro, supporting wireless streaming of content from those devices to the big screen.
To keep O!Play Media Pro current with the latest developments in multimedia and online entertainment, ASUS offers live firmware updates that ensure users always enjoy the most up to date and fullest experience possible.