Best NAS for Zappiti

I am considering upgrading and having all of my media collection on one large NAS drive that I can stream to a Zappiti mini 4k media player and watch on my TV.

I am not sure which NAS enclosure to go for. I’ve had got experiences with WD so I intend to buy 4 x 10TB red drives and I am considering WD’s PR4100 or EX4100.

I intend to stream large MKV files in 1080p and 4K up to 80GB in size

I am concerned my internet won’t be fast enough to cope with such files as I ran a speed test and it is only 37 Mbps. Will I be able to stream 4k media with these internet speeds?

The internet speed is not important for local streaming. The good news is that Zappiti supports extra storage added from the NAS. You can link your streamer and NAS together allowing you to increase your storage space massively. And even better- now you will have drive failure protection in place as well.

Once you connect everything via Ethernet cables – 4K streaming won’t be an issue.

Maybe in the future, if you like to rip the blue ray disks, you can get a Qnap with a blue ray disk reader built in. The x82 series from Qnap is still the best NAS out there- but it comes with a price.

 

 

 

 

The Zappiti media player features a Samba client (SMB) to explore and playback your videos, pictures and music,
located on your local network (NAS, computers, …).
The Zappiti media player also features a function called Zappiti Share, based on Samba servers. This allows you to
access your video, pictures and music content, located on internal HDD (or local drive connected in USB to the media
player) from another Zappiti media player (all generations) on your local network. You can playback video content, in
5 different rooms simultaneously, equipped with Zappiti media players.

 

 

 

The Zappiti Mini 4K HDR sets an entirely new standard for home entertainment. It supports the majority of digital audio and video formats, including the most modern HEVC video codec with one billion colors (10-Bit color encoding), all modern 3D video standards with 3D subtitles, and features HDMI 2.0a, 4K 60p, HDR, DTS:X for the best possible home theater experience.

Zappiti Player 4K Mini Zappiti Mini 4K HDR
Chipset Realtek RTD1195 Realtek RTD1295
CPU Dual core Quad core
Operating System 32-Bit 64-Bit (A63)
Cache 512 KB L2 1 MB L2
EMMC 6 GB 8 GB
RAM 1 GB DDR2 2 GB DDR4
HDMI 1.4a 2.0a / MHL 3.0 Tx
HDR No Yes
10-Bit No Yes
REC.2020 No Yes
4K 60p No Yes (4K 50p/60p)
Auto Framerate 24 / 60 Hz ou 24 / 50 Hz 23.976 / 24 / 50 / 59.94 / 60 Hz
23.976 Hz 4K No Yes
GUI Resolution 720p 1080p
4K HEVC max bitrate 30 Mbps 400 Mbps
BD Lite No Yes (Playlists)
Subtitle resolution 720p 1080p
Multiple external subtitles No Yes
Multi-coding subtitles No Yes
Default subtitle setting No Yes
Default language setting No Yes
3D subtitles No Yes
3D depth setting No Yes
MKV 3D MVC No Yes
Left/Right inversion 3D option No Yes
VP9 video codec No Yes
Codec audio WMA No Yes
Photos HD 4096 x 4096 pixels max 8192 x 8192 pixels max
Wi-Fi 5G No Yes
Audio digital coaxial output No Yes
Zappiti Share (Multiroom video) No Yes (up to 4 rooms in Blu-ray quality)
Local network transfer Zappiti Transfer (up to 20 MB/s) SMB Server / FTP (jusqu’à 115 Mo/s)
Max number of simultaneous transfers Up to 50 files No limitation
Multi-tasks

Limited

Yes
OTA firmware update No Yes
USB firmware update
with save settings option
No Yes
Discrete IR codes ON/OFF No Yes
Backlit remote control No Yes
Smartphone/tablet control Yes (beta) Yes (beta)
Music control without TV Yes (beta) Yes (beta)
Force SD Audio No Yes (if Core)
Android version 4.4 6.0

 


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