This was my previous topic (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=84&topicid=192060) and the overall suggestion was a 2 bay NAS.
My requirements for a budget NAS seems to becoming a little more expensive that I had anticipated, especially when I need to add a couple of drives.
I just cannot make up my mind on these 2. I did consider the DS216Play and for now real reason discarded it. Perhaps I was thinking it may be useful when 4k comes more mainstream.
The QNAP has HDMI out, so I suppose I could put the NAS in the TV cabinet. We have 2 x Samsung H6400 (Smart) and 1 Panasonic G10 (not smart, but I use a FireTV box).
I really don't think I need to transcode anything (all .mkv). We watch everything on TV's scattered around the house and never watch anything on a tablet or mobile device.
The 2 are about the same price at PB Tech ($625 - $630).
The QNAP appears to be older that the Synology so it that a major factor?
My gut feeling is a Synology NAS. So it is either Synology or QNAP and nothing else.
Please give me any help you thing is fitting.