I just got my A-400... figured I'd give it a 2nd try after being an early (disappointed) adopter. I'm using a Synology 1812+ NAS; what network setting should I use for best results? SMB or NFS? Use the 'advanced settings' app? If so, which setting?
So far, just installed the latest official firmware. I like the new UI; simple yet elegant. Doing a scan of my movie and TV shares now. Planning to use NMJToolbox2 to fine tune afterwards. I assume this is the preferred tool for jukebox management?
Save yourself a ton of time by stopping the NMJ scan and using NMJT2 to finish the library. Of couse, this greatly depends on your library size and content mix (if it's a lot of BDMV folders then definitely cancel the NMJ scan).
As for your network settings, I would start with SMB and not load any advance profile configurations unless you immediately have issues. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the NMT's just do not seem to play nice with the Synology NAS. Of course there are exceptions but whether it's the NMT or Synology, there seems to be a lot more troubleshooting involved to get streaming of high bitrate content working satisfactorily. Good luck!