Originally Posted by rakstr
Have you tried PLEX and/or EMBY? Just curious on your thoughts. I use PLEX for OTA TV/DVR. Unfortunately the PLEX developers seem to place less importance on ROKU than ATV
I have, in fact, I'm a lifetime Plex Pass holder. I think Plex works for Roku Users well in certain cases, while because of the Roku's limitations suffers in others.
Examples: I rip my Blu-ray Discs and DVDs at full quality MKVs using MakeMKV. Plex for Roku does NOT play nice with DTS audio, and has gotten worse with later versions of Roku OS. For Dolby audio things play nicer, even though neither can pass the lossless codecs, even as PCM.
besides that, Plex works reliable on average playback.
For the lossless, and non transcoded experience, I either use InFuse for Apple TV, which decodes the lossless formats and can send them as PCM on supported setups. (ATMOS is not supported), but I don't want ATMOS currently yet anyway, not in the right environment to really enjoy it.
The other option I use is DLNA via my Sony disc players either by Plex, or Serviio. The Sony units have the native codec support so they also work well as an alternative. People here such as
have chosen the Shield TV for local streaming.
The main point I'm making here is, Plex works, but if you want a non transcode experience all the time, Roku and Plex, or even Apple TV + Plex aren't what you're looking for. I can't speak for Android TV Plex, maybe someone with a Shield TV can.