DS Photo on 4K TVs

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DS Photo on 4K TVs

Postby rafmib » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:39 am

I'm trying to see my Photos from a DS415 on my new LG OLED 55B7V TV.

It works but photo quality is very poor, looking like 720p or 1080P, not cripst as it should be.
There's seems to be a limitation on DS Photo / Photo Station when displaying on 4K screens.
Anyone can confirm?
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Re: DS Photo on 4K TVs

Postby HardyK » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:50 pm

I think you will only see thumbnail quality not the original quality in this situation.

Do yo have High Quality selected in Control Panel -> Indexing Service -> Media Indexing -> Thumbnail Settings.
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Re: DS Photo on 4K TVs

Postby rafmib » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:02 pm

Yes it's marked "High Quality"
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Re: DS Photo on 4K TVs

Postby HardyK » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:49 pm

The biggest thumbnail you will see will be maximum 1280 pixels height or width. I guess that doesn't look so good on a 4K TV.

I suppose you could mess around with the thumbnail generator settings such that the SYNOPHOTO:THUMB_XL.jpg is a much higher quality.

http://www.munky.net/hardware/controlling-synology-thumbnails/
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Re: DS Photo on 4K TVs

Postby rafmib » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 pm

But when you see a photo full screen on the TV.. it's the thumbnail or the original photo ?
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Re: DS Photo on 4K TVs

Postby HardyK » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:21 pm

rafmib wrote:But when you see a photo full screen on the TV.. it's the thumbnail or the original photo ?

I think you only ever see the thumbnails, certainly when you use a browser. You only get the originals when you download. The rationale being that the originals could be upwards of 10Mb so it makes any browsing experience through the Internet too slow if it showed you the originals as a slide show.

I guess you're using a media app built into the TV and then just searching for your NAS device? Can you try using an XBOX or PS4 etc. to see if the results are any different? Perhaps try using Plex or similar.
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