Noontec V8 NAS

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  1. Big John

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    Hi, please be gentle as this is my first venture in to your world and I am hoping some will know the answer to a problem I have with my Noontec NAS V8.

    I bought this in December 2011 and use it for storage of files, music, pictures and films, the usual stuff. When I first got the unit I could also look at Youtube, and internet TV. I recently had a sort out of equipment and rewired my setup. On checking all my connections to the Tv,DVD,Humax etc I thought I would also check out the running of the V8 and all is well with storage and LAN connection to my Win 7 PC but there seems to be a problem with connecting to the Noontec server as I can no longer get Youtube or internet TV. It is getting the weather stations and text news with the correct date and time so I know the internet is working on it.

    Any suggestions apart from making it a permanent "brick" paper weight! :lease:

    Update:

    I have found out today that my problems are all to do with Noontec shutting down their server for access to the Youtube etc. on the V8.

    Any one converted a V8 to windows or Nas4free?
     
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    The Noontec V8 is a Realtek 1185 based media player it seems so that means your stuck with whats on it.

    You could possibly use a PC DLNA server like Serviio with some plugins for websites like iPlayer, though for something standalone your probably looking at a new box like a WDTV Live Hub for instance which has Youtube built in.
     
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    Many thanks for your help.I did look at the WD Live before I bought the Noontec but as always I went with the majority who said the noontec was better.

    However, when I look closley at the spec etc of the WD Live it does say "These streaming services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time."

    I think I will keep the V8 as a NAS as it works very well and when the money permits I might got for a Shuttle XS35GS V3 and use to access the web. It is small enough to sit behind the TV.

    Again thanks for your help.
     
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    A cheaper option might be an Android HDMI stick like one of these, provided your okay with using a wireless mouse or something similar on it, that will get Youtube (which isn't going to disappear from Android) and some other services though not all Android platforms are 100% compatible with all Android apps.

    It will also handle common video types & you can share out a USB drive via the various samba file server apps on Android store.
     
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    What a wonderfull bit of kit/idea, I never knew such a thing existed.
    I already have mini keyboard with wireless connection which works very well.

    I will have a good read of the rikomagic page and their equipment and may come back with a few questions if I may.

    Thanks.
     

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