Which NAS pass HDR through the hdmi 2.0 port

4k multi 2.0a and super powerful processor

I need to download movies, pictures and music from iphones and ipads and play them on all devices including smart tv’s. I also download all of the above from the internet. Everything I own is newer so it plays all HDR. I own a hi res music system which only means that is finicky and sound like crap if the source isn’t any good. I own all the apple devices known to mankind and a windows laptop. I would like the NAS to be a little overkill. LOL. I just want everything to go fast with all the correct connections with no lag at all.


As long as your TVs are HDR and multimedia formats are on the compatibility lists the choice is easy. Streaming on mobiles might require on the fly transcoding because those devices can not stream 4K or WiFi is simply too slow to do that. HDMI2.0a does solve the transcoding and network bandwidth issue, but it only connects to HDMI enabled devices. You use automated offline transcoding function to create another version besides the original which would be streamed to those devices. The recommended NAS for such requirements will be Asustor Nimbustor models. It features HDMI2.0a for directly connected streaming and it also is capable of transcoding 4K on the fly. Qnap is releasing its first HDMI2.0a NAS TS-251D, but it has only two drive bays.

If you want super-powerful processor, then TVS-872XT (and other XT series) will give you such performance but will be limited to HDMI2.0 (non a). But with compatible TV you can easily stream via ethernet. This will resolve multiple HDMI port requirements.

Hardware Specifications
CPU Intel Celeron J4005 Dual-Core 2.0 GHz (burst up 2.7GHz) Processor Intel Celeron J4105 Quad-Core 1.5 GHz (burst up 2.5GHz) Processor
Hardware Encryption Engine
Hardware Acceleration Engine H.264 (AVC),H.265(HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1 H.264 (AVC),H.265(HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1
Memory 2GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2GB x1, Expandable. Max 8GB) 4GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (4GB x1, Expandable. Max 8GB)
M.2 Drive Slots
HDD 2 x SATA3 6Gb/s; 3.5″/2.5″ HDD/SSD 4 x SATA3 6Gb/s; 3.5″/2.5″ HDD/SSD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity
(Capacity may vary by RAID types)
32 TB (16 TB HDD X 2) 64 TB (16 TB HDD X 4)
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 14 16
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units
(Capacity may vary by RAID types)
224 TB (16 TB HDD X 14) 256 TB (16 TB HDD X 16)
Supports Single Volume Larger Than 16TB
Expansion USB 3.2 Gen 1 x3 USB 3.2 Gen 1 x3
Network 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet x 2 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet x 2
PCIe Expansion Slots
LCD Panel
Size 170(H) x 114(W) x 230(D) mm 170(H) x 174(W) x 230(D) mm
Weight 1.6 kg / 3.53 lbs 2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs
Input Power Voltage External Power Adaptor:
65W x1
100V to 240V AC
External Power Adaptor:
90W x1
100V to 240V AC
Power Consumption 17 W (Operation);
10.5 W (Disk Hibernation);
1.3 W (Sleep Mode)
27 W (Operation);
12.6 W (Disk Hibernation);
1.4 W (Sleep Mode)
Volume Type Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1 Single disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10
Output HDMI 2.0a x1 HDMI 2.0a x1
Infrared Receiver
Audio Output
Tray Lock
MyArchiveDisk Bays 1 3
Service LED Indicator
Redundant power supply 0 0
Also Qnap TS-251D

  • Intel J4005 Gemini Lake CPU, Dual Core 2.0-2.7Ghz CPU
  • 2GB DDR4 Memory, Expandable to 8GB
  • HDMI 2.0a
  • USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • PCIe Gen 2 X 4 Slot

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