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I've got smart TV Sony xbr75x900e. I need to have ability to

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Hi. I've got smart TV Sony xbr75x900e. I need to have ability to play 4k video from some shared place in my local network. How would you suggest to do that? I don't want to have my PC turned on 24/7. I think something like NAS
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: TV
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Expert:  Kris8472 replied 1 month ago.

Hi
Sorry for the delay, we are busy and I've just got to your question.
Can you let me know when you're ready to look at this and we will make a start.
Thanks
Kris

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Im ready
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Do you have any suggestions?
Expert:  Kris8472 replied 1 month ago.

A NAS will work as it's local, are you doing this wired or wireless?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Wired
Expert:  Kris8472 replied 1 month ago.

Any NAS will work with an HDMI cable, connecting the TV to nas storage via ethernet will not be 4K though unless you get two supported devices.

Is a NAS with HDMI output an option, that would be, bar far, the easiest way./

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How i can connect nas to my tv via hdmi?
I think I need that nas supports dlna because my tv uses dlna to play movies
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I need the cheapest way to play 4k video from storage. Can you provide me some example devices?
Expert:  Kris8472 replied 1 month ago.

That's correct. Does your TV support DNLA?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it supports dlna
Expert:  Kris8472 replied 1 month ago.

https://www.synology.com/en-us

This is the range I user, the generally do not come with drives. From $100+

Can you have a look over and I can go more specific?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can anybody help me?
Expert:  James I replied 1 month ago.

Hi,

I would agree you need to use a NAS device supporting DNLA, having a HDMI support NAS is a non starter.

What is the size of storage your looking for, and do you have any redundancy\resilience requirements such as RAID?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I think 4Tb
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I will use this storage for 4k films, and probably as a backup for my files, it's not permanent file storage, so I don't need raid
Expert:  James I replied 1 month ago.

OK, I see your based in Ukraine, is this where you require the device to be delivered (just so I find one local to you, rather than one which will incur a load in postage.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can get device from US, no problem, I just need not expensive solution, so what would you suggest?
Expert:  James I replied 1 month ago.

From a budget end I would suggest something like the Buffalo 200 series NAS, it comes in a 4TB config and support up two 4 DLNA streaming devices and comes with apps for ios and android, in addition to backup apps for windows.

You can source it locally here or from the UK a lot cheaper here.

The manufacture model number is LS210D0401-EU

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
does it support streaming of 4k videos?
Expert:  James I replied 1 month ago.

Yes, the current DLNA protocol will support it, your limitations will be your network not the NAS.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
do I need transcoding on the fly feature to stream 4k?
Expert:  James I replied 1 month ago.

This would all be handled at the client end (your TV), providing the data source is compatible the NAS doesn't really come into it other than 1 supporting DLNA and 2 having sufficient read speed to cope with the demand.