Originally Posted by Mark DeBasagoiti
Synology NAS with 30 TB of music/ TV / Movies
So I have installed Plex server on my NAS,
... which server would be best for optimal playback and sound, and which should I use as he client PC, TV or Shield.
I have a Synology NAS, a (fairly new) Apple-TV4, and my old-friend the dual-core Windows-10 Kodi box.
Synology DS412+ (Desktop form-factor, 4 bays, 2012 model, plus = fairly powerful cpu for a NAS)
CPU: Intel Atom D2700 at 2.13 GHz (Dual core)
Total Physical Memory: 1024 MB (1gb)
I run Plex server on the Synology NAS
I run the Plex client on the Apple-TV4
It works nice and I seem to be waking-up the Kodi box less-and-less these days. Maybe for a high-bitrate HD 1080p DD5.1/DTS movie or some Windows gaming. Actually, most Living Room gaming is on Apple-TV4 these days.
I will need to do more testing to see if present Plex setup will handle all formats/containers of previously mentioned formatted movies without buffering (some do and some don't). All the lower/smaller rips are no problem. Maybe it's a setting? Everything is wired ethernet on a gigabit-switch backbone. I should get back to testing, but it's easier to just wake-up Kodi box.
In your case, I think I would try running the Plex Server on the Synology (if it has a nice CPU) and then the Plex client on the Nvidia Shield or the PC ... whichever one works best (and works with remote, amp, etc.)