NAS/Mediaplayer setup Tags: NAS / RAID Storage Product Last response: April 3, 2011 8:22 PM in Storage Share rambostyrer April 1, 2011 3:42:54 PM Hello I'm planning om building a central media player for all my music, movies, tv-shows, pictures etc but What hardware do I need? First of, this is only for my Laptop (win xp) and Desktop PC (Win 7). thought about buying this NAS, but is this the right component for storage, and can i play my media files directly from this on both my laptop and Desktop?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Later I will add a HD tv and a amplifier for music/sound. so this has to be compatible with most tv's and amps. I'm completely new to these sort of set-ups, and know absolutely nothing about how to set up a home network. any advice will be appreciated More about : nas mediaplayer setup FireWire2 a b G Storage April 1, 2011 5:09:50 PM rambostyrer said:Hello ....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Don't you notice the user comment on this product? Quote:Horrible “Very, very, very slow. Max transfer speeds of 6mb/s. Sustained about 3.5mb/s. If you put in hibernate mode to save ...” — 12/31/2010 m 0 l rambostyrer April 1, 2011 5:15:30 PM as far as i know that is plenty for watching Tv or movies in HD...... m 0 l Related resources How do you game on one monitor when using a dual monitor setup - Forum GTX 760 Dual Monitor Setup - Forum Can I use a video card instead of buying converter for Eyfinity 3 monitor setup? - Forum With my current setup, will a capture card help? - Forum Dual monitor set-up help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer FireWire2 a b G Storage April 1, 2011 6:37:10 PM BD bit rate is up to 50mb/s MKV 1080p is 8~10mb/s Please keep that in mind... Anyway here is my suggestions for Media Players: DUNE BASE, TVIX S1 Slim, POpCorn Hours, Apple TV, WDTV, Seagate GoFlex™ TV... There are dozen of them out there These has built in H264 codec and containers... so it will play most of the A/V files. Connect your player to your network with CAT5e/CAT6, HDTV monitor and surround sound system... Now you can stream A/V files from your LAPTOP, DESKTOP or NAS to it m 0 l rambostyrer April 3, 2011 9:26:16 AM forget my suggestion, my thread is not about that NAS, but if I can use a DLNA certified NAS to storage my media files, and then use my desktop or laptop as players. with the option of adding a TV and Music system later. Oh, by the way, the connection has of course to be wireless m 0 l JackNaylorPE a c 117 G Storage April 3, 2011 3:06:20 PM I'd suggest $600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $430 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $260 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Avoid the offered 7200.11 combo as the 11's had a firmware issue. Given your intended usage and the small enclosure, I'd strongly recommend the 7200.12's over the equivalent WD's and Spinpoints due to the Seagate's huge advantage in sound level and temperature. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...=on&prod=on&prod=on If ya buy diskless, it's always cheaper .... takes about 12 seconds to install a HD in NAS. If ya buy w/ disk(s), wait till it arrives and order exact match for best results. m 0 l rambostyrer April 3, 2011 8:22:06 PM Thanks! But no really not considering harddrives yet, as i thought that would be pretty simple. Would prefer a diskless system, as that would be more practical( and cheaper) in the long run. But if I connect a TV, the NAS (and the tv) has to be certified DLNA right, or am I wrong? It has to be said I know basicly nothing about network or NAS servers. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill this setup max out every game this year and next by having more than 30 fps? Forum Solvedwhich Setup Is Better For Me?? Gamer With Old Games Not New,TMNT,Matrix Path Of Neo Etc... Forum SolvedRate My Setup Forum SolvedChecking that this Setup is Very Good for Gaming Forum SolvedWhat cables do I need to setup two monitors? Forum SolvedCan't click next on Windows 8 initial setup screen (New PC build) Forum SolvedDual monitor setup Forum Solvedr9 290 setup with BenQ XL2411Z? Forum SolvedFX8350 system setup Forum SolvedHow will a GTX 770 2gb SLI setup run on this 1440p monitor + Max settings + Current Gen Games? Forum Solved$625 full setup Forum Solved$500 gaming rig setup? Forum SolvedHaving performance issues after 3rd monitor setup with mismatched GPU's Forum SolvedIs it worth to upgrade my setup? Forum SolvedWill this graphics card work with my current setup? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !