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ASUS O!Play TV Pro Media Player

Adding to its existing range of O!Play TV set-top boxes, ASUS has revealed the O!Play TV Pro, which enables playback of HD media and digital TV content and comes with a built-in digital recorder.

It’s the Taiwanese manufacturer’s most fully-featured set-top box to date, equipped with a built in DVB-T digital tuner, an internal 3.5” hard drive, and an electronic programme guide to facilitate recording up to one week in advance. There’s also the handy option of being able to pause and resume broadcasts in real time.

Thanks to this, and the inclusion of an internal 3.5-inch hard drive (not supplied), this contraption can now also record TV programming or time shift, so you can pause and resume digital broadcasts to your liking. Media compatibility also remains high, with over 50 major multimedia standards supported, including 3D content.

An USB 3.0 port, a memory card reader and Gigabit Ethernet round up the specs list, but sadly Asus hasn’t sent any prices our way.

At launch, ASUS says that O!Play TV Pro will support Acetrax, Facebook, YouTube Leanback, DailyMotion, Flickr, and Picasa with further features and online content to be added with future firmware updates.

Pricing and availability are still unknown at the moment.

ASUS O!Play TV Pro Features:

  • Video formats: MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB, XVID
  • Video file extensions: .mp4, .mov, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .ts, m2ts, .dat, .mpg, .vob, .mts, .iso, .trp,M1V,M2V,M4V
  • 3D video formats: H.264, MVC, .ts, m2ts
  • Audio formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, Dolby® Digital AC3m, DTS Digital Surround™, Dolby® Digital Plus, PCM/LPCM, Dolby® TrueHD, ID3 Tag
  • Image formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
  • Subtitle formats: .srt, .sub, .smi, idx+sub, .ssa, .ass
  • File systems: FAT16/32, NTFS, HFS/HFS+, ext3
  • TV systems: Digital TV: DVB-T
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Storage: 3.5” (up to 3TB)
  • Recording quality: Hard drive (up to 3TB, TS recording)
  • I/O:
    • 1 x power button
    • 1 x power (DC-in)
    • 1 x USB 3.0
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x USB 3.0 (PC Link)
    • 1 x Gigabit LAN (1000Mbps)
    • 1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4)
    • 1 x component (YPbPr)
    • 1 x analog audio out
    • 1 x analog video out
    • 1 x digital audio out (OPTICAL)
    • 1 x digital audio out (COAXIAL)
    • 1 x SD/MMC/MS/xD combo card slot (4-in-1)
  • RF in: antenna input (loop through cable port)
  • RF out: antenna output
  • Dimensions and weight:
    • 30cm x 24.3cm x 4cm
    • 1100g (including storage tray)
  • Power: 12V, 3A
  • Operating temperatures: 5°C-35°C

ASUS O!Play TV Pro Side

ASUS O!Play TV Pro Back Ports

ASUS O!Play TV Pro Remote

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