What network media streamer / NAS combo should I go for?


Jun 25, 2015
I've been using a Boxee Box for watching my digital movie collection sitting on a 6TB WD MyBook Live Duo for ages now. Since the Boxee is getting slow and HD space is running out, I have been looking at different possibilities.

I would really appreciate your opinions/experiences on the two options below, or a different suggestions. I only want play my local content (1080p mkvs mostly) and would like to use kodi.

The first option would be to get the new Slice media player (http://fiveninjas.com/#slice) and add a bigger NAS solution like the WD My Cloud EX4 20TB (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1170) or a similarly sized Synology NAS.

The second option ist going for the QNAP TS-451 16TB (https://www.qnap.com/i/en/product/model.php?II=143), which should be able to run kodi and stream the content by itself through hdmi.

Appreciate any thoughts,contributions or experiences!