QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

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QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

High-rolling (or just highly nerdy) home theater PC setups often have network-attached storageto hold the reams of video that invariably won't fit on the PC itself. QNAP wonders why we don't just cut to the chase -- both of its TS-x69L and TS-x69 Pro entries in the Turbo NAS range support XBMC's home theater software out of the gate, letting either NAS serve as the front-end as long as they're hooked up through HDMI. They won't be the most powerful when they're powered by dual-core, 2.13GHz Atom chips; that might be forgiven when there's space for as many as eight hard drives shareable across the entire home. The lineups start at $479 for empty two-bay editions and scale up to $1,099 for eight. Not cheap, we know, but they may be relative bargains for any movie-watchers looking to simplify the living room.

Filed under: Home Entertainment, Storage, HD

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