Solved Watching movies from a NAS

July 13, 2014 at 12:35:30
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1.6
What NAS can be connected to a tv using an HDMI cable to allow movies to be viewed.

I came across a QNAP TS-269L on YouTube.com and was wondering if there were any cheaper alternatives without having to buy multiple devices to perform the same feature of playing movies directly from the NAS.


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July 13, 2014 at 12:58:22
Assuming you already have a PC you can use, a Roku 3's probably the cheapest/easiest way to go about this. You might need to buy the Plex app first, though.

If you have a PC with HDMI out and a valid network connection (presumably wireless), the cheapest way would be to invest in a wireless control setup, and use Microsoft's Media Center (Windows Vista or 7 only).

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July 13, 2014 at 13:23:01
Sorry, I should have been more clear.

I was looking for something similar to the QNAP.

I was wondering if there was another device, as I am limited in space, to compare it to and not the cheapest way to be able to watch movies from hard drive.


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July 13, 2014 at 14:25:40
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Not sure exactly what you want. The QNAP appears to be a NAS with media decoding and HDMI. If that's what you're looking for and you're trying to avoid a HTPC setup the QNAP is probably the best option; you're in a pretty niche market. I don't have experience with the QNAP products, so just make sure it can handle your videos before you invest.

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