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QNAP announces TS-X70U-RP Series and firmware 3.8 with HDMI Media Support at CES 2013

QNPA shows off 10GbE Ethernet NAS and firmware 3.8 with HDMI output support

Chris Ramseyer | Jan 11, 2013 at 03:22 pm CST (1 min, 16 secs reading time)

CES 2013 - QNAP hit the show floor in full stride with a little something for everyone.

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The new TS-1270U-RP is the first in a new series from the company. The new systems use an Intel Celeron dual-core processor and support 10GbE Ethernet with up to 1800MB/s throughput (Dual Ports Teamed).

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The new unit is on the bottom so we had to use the smaller 8-drive version to do our spin around, back side pics.

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Here we see the back side of one of QNAP's current NAS servers. Most, if not all of QNAP's new equipment ships with a HDMI port for video output display. This is a feature rarely needed on rackmount systems, but the cost to include HDMI is so low they are tossing it in.

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HDMI output brings yet another use for your home NAS, though. Now you can connect your NAS directly to your home theater to watch movies and even listen to audio directly from the NAS. Simple Android and iOS devices act as the remote control for easy file navigation.

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The quality of the video is very good and the system feels snappy when moving from one video to another. I'm excited to get home and load the new 3.8 firmware on a unit to test. This is the first time I've felt the need to upgrade from my TS-809 Pro. My next NAS will move away from the other network equipment and go right to my entertainment system.

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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