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 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|
|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|
|4K HEVC max bitrate||30 Mbps||400 Mbps|
|BD Lite||No||Yes (Playlists)|
|Multiple external subtitles||No||Yes|
|Default subtitle setting||No||Yes|
|Default language setting||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|
|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|
|OTA firmware update||No||Yes|
|USB firmware update
with save settings option
|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)|
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