I'm going to buy a Synology DS212+ or a Synology DS412+.
My receiver is a Yamaha RX-V3071 ( it is DLNA/UPnP ) certified and can stream music via network ( but not picture or movies ).
My TV is a Sony Bravia KDL-55EX500. It does not have network capabilities.
I want to know the simplest way of streaming content from my NAS to my TV.
I take it I need some kind of media player on the TV end ( which needs a HDMI out ), but I'm hoping I can get one with pass through so that the formats that can be passed through are not limited by the media player ( as the decoding/processing etc ) will be taking place on the NAS end anyway.
I will be controlling it via android phone ( Galaxy S2 ) so it doesn't matter whether the interface is displayed on the TV ( for the NAS ).
Is there a simpler way? ( network to HDMI converter? ) or does it require more decoding on the TV end? ( media player ).
Thanks in advance for any and all responses.
This is my first network receiver and I have just ripped all of my 331 CDs onto my PC as WAV and am streaming them from my PC in the meantime, but as my PC has 6 case fans, an overclocked i7 and a GTX670....I'd like to cut down on the noise, heat, power usage, and the overwhelming LED fans....
( aka I want to buy a NAS, but I need to know how to work around the video/pictures conundrum )