Have your say & ask the experts!

NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

7 replies [Last post]
yeti_sir's picture
Offline
Joined: 28 Jul 2012
Posts: 2

I have  Sonos 3 which I am very happy with, I also have a Mac Book Pro and Apple TV (1). The mac Book Pro is running out of Disk space and I want to move data (Musci and video) to a NAS. I want to be able to listen to the SONOS without the MAcBook being booted up. I would also like to have the Apple TV Video stored on the NAS. I have a fairly large library of films which I would want to be able to click somewhere on to transfer them to Apple TV form the NAS rather then store them on the Mac Book

 

Any recommendations?

 

I was looking at QNAP but it looks a bit expensive compared to other NAS - Is the QNAP worth the investment?

 

Thanks

Stephen

bigboss's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11809
RE: NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

I don't think Apple TV can read & play off a NAS.

__________________

My Home Cinema  Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90

Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router

Paul.'s picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Nov 2010
Posts: 2844
RE: NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

It will if you are happy to jailbreak.  Firecore is excelent.

__________________

Paul's system thread

(where the photos live) Paul's Flickr page

bigboss's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11809
RE: NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

Paul Hobbs wrote:

It will if you are happy to jailbreak.  Firecore is excelent.

Looks very interesting! Will the functionality retain after software updates?

__________________

My Home Cinema  Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90

Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router

bigboss's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11809
RE: NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

yeti_sir wrote:

I was looking at QNAP but it looks a bit expensive compared to other NAS - Is the QNAP worth the investment?

It depends on your requirements (& if you will be using all the features). I've been mulling over Synology vs QNAP myself. 

__________________

My Home Cinema  Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90

Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router

yeti_sir's picture
Offline
Joined: 28 Jul 2012
Posts: 2
RE: NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

Thanks what will jailbreaking do?

For example will I be able to still rent movies from ITunes?

 

Excuse my ignorance BTW

bigboss's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11809
RE: NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

Yes, you will still be able to rent movies from iTunes. All of Apple TV's functionality is retained, & some extra features are added.

Check this.

__________________

My Home Cinema  Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90

Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router

bigboss's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 11809
RE: NAS for Sonos & Apple TV

Paul Hobbs wrote:

It will if you are happy to jailbreak.  Firecore is excelent.

Thanks! Works perfectly as desired!!  rockin out

__________________

My Home Cinema  Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90

Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H

Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router