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ASUS Releases the O!Play TV Pro Smart TV Set Top Box
ASUS presents the O!Play TV Pro.
Enabling living room TV viewing to a completely digital HD and live experience, the O!Play TV Pro features playback and recording of digital programs, as well as multimedia files available with over 50 formats supported, including 3D. The proprietary O!Easy technology includes specific one-click functions that cover file streaming, sharing, and replay, while an always-on design allows direct access to online entertainment and content services.
These functions include (but not limited to) O!Capture, which allows media and TV program sharing on Facebook, and O!Replay which replays a program's most recent seven seconds. It also comes with a built-in DVB-T digital tuner so users can get access to free-to-air high quality digital TV programming.
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Singapore ― the ASUS O!Play TV Pro upgrades living room TV viewing to a completely digital HD and live experience, enabling easy content consumption and distribution. Features open up playback and recording of digital programs, as well as almost any multimedia file currently available with over 50 formats supported, including 3D. Exclusive O!Easy technology adds specific one-click functions that cover file streaming, sharing, and replay, while an always-on design affords direct access to many major online entertainment and content services, all from a single user-friendly device.
Playback and recording of digital TV
The O!Play TV Pro comes with a built in DVB-T digital tuner for immediate access to free-to-air high quality digital TV programming. Consumers can readily plan ahead with the Electronic Program Guide (EPG), which offers location-sensitive scheduling for up to a week in advance. Plus, content can be recorded onto an internal 3.5” hard drive* using the included Personal Video Recorder (PVR). ASUS has integrated TimeShift into the device, which can pause and resume digital broadcasts in real time should consumers need to get away from the screen, but wish to avoid missing out on their favorite shows.
Support for over 50 formats – including 3D media
Compatibility remains critical for media players, and so the O!Play TV Pro offers seamless use of over 50 major multimedia standards for a worry-free user experience. These include ISO, MKV, RM/RMBV, MVA, AVI, MPEG1/2/4, and MP4. Adding 3D support, the set top box uses H.264 MV (TS, M2TS, and BD-ISO), extending compatibility to cover the most current 3D formatting on the market.
Exclusive ASUS O!Easy technology renders more enjoyable HD multimedia
Playing, streaming, and sharing HD content have been made much easier thanks to the inclusion of O!Easy technology, which connects the O!Play TV Pro to other devices and home networks intuitively. The suite includes multiple one-click functions:
O!Capture: media and TV program sharing on Facebook
O!Replay: replay a program’s most recent seven seconds
O!Direct: streaming content from desktop or notebook PC to TV
O!MediaShare: wireless streaming of content from mobile devices to TV
AutoPlay: plug and play videos stored on USB drives or SD/MMC/MS/xD cards without additional setup or installation
Access diverse online entertainment
The O!Play TV Pro offers consumers a totally live product, with constant connectivity over Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi to a wealth of online-based content and services. The device maximizes bandwidth availability to reduce lag and latency for faster downloads and buffer-free streaming. Acetrax, Facebook, YouTube Leanback, DailyMotion, Flickr, and Picasa all come pre-configured for instant access. ASUS offers regular device and service updates, so consumers can expect the range of online content to continue to grow.