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ASUS O!Play Air HDP-R3 Media Player Review
|Product:||O!Play Air HDP-R3|
|Date:||Mon, Jun 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
Inside the ASUS O!Play Air
We took apart the ASUS O!Play and found that it was powered by the Realtek
1073DD Chipset. This is an HD MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC1, RM/RMVB Decoder that has Ethernet and HDMI built-in.
The RTD1073 is a highly integrated SoC for Consumer Electronics products requiring High Definition Media Playback, Wireless/Wired Networking, and Mass Storage capabilities.
Realtek 1073DD Features:
- HD MPEG 1/2/4 & HD JPEG Decoder
- HD H.264, VC1, RM/RMVB Decoder
- AV Streaming/Transmission via Ethernet & WiFi
- TV Encoder with CVBS/S-video/YPbPr/SCART out
- HDMI v1.3 1080P
- I2S, SPDIF out
- USB2.0 Host & PHY
- USB2.0 Device & PHY
- Fast Ethernet MAC & PHY
Our ASUS O!Play HDP-R3 PCB was revision 1.1 and featured Hynix DRAM chips on it. All the pins in the slot along the bottom edge of the PCB are for the Compact Flash memory card reader that is features on the player.
We won't go into much detail on the guts of this player, but here you can see the passive cooler. The three black 'tubes' on the left hand side of the PCB are the USB activity lights for power, wifi and USB.
The upper half of the PCB that couldn't be seen on the previous photos. The top edge of the PCB shows the USB 2.0 Port, USB 2.0 / eSATA Combo Port and the reset button.
And a closer look at the Hynix DRAM.
Next Page - A Closer Look at the O!Play Air
Page 1 - ASUS Upgrades the Original 2009 O!Play
Page 2 - Inside the ASUS O!Play Air
Page 3 - A Closer Look at the O!Play Air
Page 4 - Setting up the O!Play Air
Page 5 - ASUS O!Play Air Performance
Page 6 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions