Originally Posted by muad'dib
I just got the ASUS BDS-700 player.
Build quality looks great, has option for English.
You can choose 1080p/60 for hdmi out.
There are already 2 firmwares on their site, for NTSC choose that version and pal choose that.
Menu is basic and easy and fast. Nice!!!!
Only supports dlna but I knew this.
Here is what I found.
- to start off the YouTube can play HD videos. Cool, nice touch.
- using your smart phone to control it was sweet and you can use your smart device to enter text for you tube, etc. Nice!!!
Tried several dlna servers, like mezzmo, twonky, Nero home 4, but get crazy stuttering. Audio will also kick out and in when stuttering.
When playing same files from USB connected, all was smoother, but, still stuttered once in a while!!!!!
ISO BD 3d from USB did play in 3D and menus. However, again had stuttering on some movies!!!!
My cheap WD, egreat r300, and dune 3.0 all can play same files (except 3D iso) without stutteing from both USB and dlna.
I am waiting for my 2nd unit to arrive in few days and will test with that to see if my 1st unit is faulty!!!
So far VERY UNIMPRESSED!!!! Expected better from ASUS especially when they are using same chip as Oppo bdp-93!!!!
Can't beleive it can't even stream hd video without stuttering when my other players do just fine!!!
Again, might be bad unit, but doubt it!!!!
Also to top things off, tried playing few MKV blu-ray files I made with makemkv, and when it tried to play file via dlna it said unsupported format!!
Again, all my other media players will steam same files!!
When playing that same MKV from USB drive, it played..
Note: I live in Canada, and player works with NTSC and 120v power.
Will keep you all posted when I try 2nd unit.
As of now ..... STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLAYER!!!!!
Go for the buggy realtek players as they are way better than this!!!!