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QNAP HD Station and Happy Get as HTPC?

Discussion in 'NAS Buying Advice' started by count2ten, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. count2ten

    count2ten New Around Here

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm deciding to buy a NAS and I came across QNAP's HD Station and Happy Get. It seems to be a really cool idea to use a NAS as a HTPC. Also the Happy Get feature to download youtube videos to the NAS seems great too. Anyone have any feedback on the feature?

    Here is a link with more info http://www.qnap.com/hdstation/us/
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  2. stevech

    stevech Part of the Furniture

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    Synology and QNAP (see reviews here). They're media servers. You still need a media device to take ethernet in and put out HDMI. Some few high-end TVs have that built-in (DLNA).
     
  3. count2ten

    count2ten New Around Here

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    thanks for the reply stevech. That's what I initially thought too, but it seems that their HD station can directly play back from the HDMI port to your TV. I looks like qnap is using XBMC.
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    We are going to be taking a look at QNAP's approach as we have for Thecus and ASUSTOR.

    But not for a few weeks.
     
  5. count2ten

    count2ten New Around Here

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    Great! can't wait to see your opinions
     

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