Hi everyone. I lurk these forums getting all kinds of ideas to spend my time and money on but one thing that constantly plagues me is finding a solution that fits what I want and moving forward on it.
I am a "control enthusiast" and love having everything centralized and able to control it all easily. My ideal setup would have the following features:
- Centralized storage (I currently use a synology NAS to house everything (music, movies/ videos, pictures)
- ability to stream music and movies/videos to any room.
- streams are seperate meaning each room can listen or watch different things.
My current setup is a synology NAS for storage and a desktop running itunes so the ATV3s can access it. My problem is I am really not a fan of having my desktop always running itunes.
What will most likely happen if I continue down this route is I'll end up having an iTunes "Server" via a Mac Mini hiding in the media closet feeding video and whatever else it can to 3 maybe 4 ATV3 and then purchasing Sonos devices to build the music streaming so I can control whether zones play same stuff or separate, etc.
Is their a better way to accomplish what I want? Also, ATV UI is awful. I would prefer the look of something like Media Browser 3 but I am not sure what that is capable of.
Any advice is much appreciated.