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Old 17-10-18, 09:26
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Default NAS server to replace my old Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player

Got really fed up with this device and it's getting old now. I also have a very old "Iomega Screenplay pro".
What I liked about these devices was the direct link to my AV receiver so I could play straight to the TV with the supplied remote.
I also liked the fact that as well as all the compressed video files I have (mkv's and mp4 files etc.) It would also play My DVD's that I had ripped as ISO files (So I retained all the menus which for some DVD'd like red dwarf (with the hidden extra's) was worth it.
I also wouldn't mind ripping my blu-ray collection.
I think when I last asked I was told to get a synology server and use some software like PLEX to stream from it? Would this be the best option?
I have a samsung smart tv as well as a samsung blu-ray player which also has the same smart facilities. I currently use an old kodi box for playing some of my media files as my old director will not play the new video codecs.
I did look at buying this:
QNAP-TS-251-8G-Desktop-Enclosure.
Or this:
Synology DS218+ 2BAY 2.0 GHZ DC 1X GBE 2GB DDR3L 3X USB 3.0 1X ESATA

Any help really appreciated.
Thank you.
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Old 17-10-18, 10:10
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Default Re: NAS server to replace my old Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player

I have a Synology DS215J, which will do everything that you want. I respectfully suggest that this is not the forum for best technical advice on a Synology product. Instead I recommend that you visit the Synology forum where you will get answers to any difficult questions.
https://forum.synology.com/enu/

New home:
https://community.synology.com/


They have a NAS selector:
https://www.synology.com/en-uk/support/nas_selector
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Old 17-10-18, 10:19
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Default Re: NAS server to replace my old Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player

Sneaky, Just out of interest I had a look at your link and it appears that there are a lot of unhappy bunnies on it due to some changes made with the forum set up. Just wondering if Ultravox might have difficulties as a newbie to it.

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Old 17-10-18, 11:17
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Default Re: NAS server to replace my old Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player

Yes, that is true but the information about each of the devices is still there and the advice is still good. You do not have to join as a member. Just look through the postings?
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