Looking for 4K nas that will stream at 60FPS. I also have an old audio kit that can only receive 1.2 1.4 HDMI. Looking to stream 2.0 video to the TV and 1.4 to the sound processor.
Hoping to use a NAS a bit like an Oppo player.
I have Roon installed on a NUC for streaming music. Pretty sure I can add a Flack music library to the NAS. Also looking for a video library. Most likely will be using Plex, but don’t have anything set up yet. Still a bit new to this…
My budget is about 6-700 quid. I’m looking at the Asustor AS6404T
Asustor AS6404T is the best choice within this budget. It comes with HDMI2.0 for 4K and HDR content streaming. The processor will be also powerful enough to transcode 4K while streaming remotely over the internet. It also comes with an optical port for audio, that allows listening to the original bets quality soundtracks. You can install Roon app on Synology and Qnap but Asustor app is on the way. In meantime, you can install it on Asustor virtual machine and use it this way. Both OGG and FLAC is supported on Asustor as well as Qnap and Synology. Also, Plex will be compatible with Asustor as well as other most popular NAS brands.
Few interesting facts about HDMI:
HDMI 2.0 vs 1.4: 4K video at 50p and 60p
HDMI 1.4 introduced the kind of bandwidth required to deliver 4K video, but HDMI 2.0 can dole out 4K video without compromise, at 50 and 60 frames per second. In HDMI 1.4, the rate of 4K was limited to 24 frames per second.
HDMI 2.0 vs 1.4: Enough bandwidth for 10-bit and 12-bit colour at 4K
Just as important as the higher frame rates for Ultra HD/4K HDMI 2.0 enables, the extra bandwidth also means HDMI is able to transport 4K video at 10-bit and 12-bit colour depths. With HDMI 1.4 it was limited to 8-bit.
HDMI 2.0 vs 1.4: Up to 32, 1536KHz audio channels, and Dolby Atmos
HDMI 2.0 makes huge updates to the often-neglected side of AV – audio. From being able to transmit just eight channels, you can now send 32.