I keep hearing good things, soooo good things about Plex but I never have much luck using them.
I blame myself first, 'cuz maybe I over-expect, maybe I set the bar too high.
I've tried to setup a very simple network so that I can stream my bluray rip .mkv to my wifi-ready Sammy TV.
Here's what I have done
+ I'm using a i5-processor laptop as a server since there are a few video files on it. I installed Plex Server on the laptop. I don't know why I have to create an account and sign in. I don't want that part but I was forced to make one. Add library ... bla blah.
On the client side, my Sammy TV, I installed Plex app, had to sign in, then linked to server. Everything was good here.
+ buffering most of the time. I do have high-speed internet, TV and the router and the laptop were virtually 10 ft apart. Note: streaming from Amazon Prime Video had no buffering issue. I've tried to set all mode from Original to down to 720p, still buffering.
+ I'm a fan of hifi audio, what can I do to get TrueHD, DTS-MA playing to my speakers?
Another note: I thought Plex app on Android is free, apparently not, it's $4.99.
I love to have the convenience of remotely streaming, but I found no method better than playing bluray .mkv from laptop --> to AVR via HDMI cable. That's way, no buffering, and enjoy hifi-audio track.