Yep, XBMC Media center will be one of the newest features to QNAP Nas boxes. The new line will be the TS-x69 Pro and L series and will have an HDMI port on them so you can connect it directly to your HDTV and play your media back right from the NAS box. Prices will be starting at $479 for two bay models and going all the way up to about $1100 for the eight bay versions.

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QNAP, Inc. launches its latest mid level NAS Series, the TS-x69 Pro and TS-x69L Series with XBMC.

XBMC Support

The TS-x69 Pro and L series are powered by an Intel® Atom™ 2.13 GHz Dual-Core processor with expandable memory up to 3GB. The XBMC Media Center feature allows users to directly connect the NAS through their TV’s HDMI port for direct media playback. Users can now watch their favorite movies, videos, listen to their favorite music, and view their photos directly on their TV. With XBMC, users can also manage their video library, create/manage their own personal music playlists and create their own photo slideshows. “We are very thrilled to bring the exciting, feature loaded XBMC Media Center to QNAP users,” said Ivan Hsu, Marketing Sales Director for QNAP. “XBMC has a very strong, loyal following and their user community is ever growing. The addition of this revolutionary application turns your NAS device into a home multimedia component,” he added.

Pricing and Availability

The TS-x69 Pro and L series come in 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 bay models with prices ranging from $479 for the 2-bay models to $1,099 for the 8 bay models. To find our products, please visit our where to by section at: http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?lang=en-us&sn=899.

The XBMC Media Center feature can be downloaded for free in the QNAP QPKG Center at: http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?lang=en-us&sn=899.