Best Device to playback 4K MKV full rips with current tech ie Dolby Vision/HDR/HDR+/DTS-HD/Atmos etc ?

chenks

Well-known Member
Yeah I thought so. I was literally going to say that you at least have a decent Intel Celeron based CPU preferably with 4K 60Hz decoding built in. It's important for people to realise that for the majority of us with non Intel NAS, any type of relatively intensive processing on the NAS is almost always a bad idea.

well you do get what you pay for.
my NAS with 5 x 4TB drives cost me over £1000, but i know it's capable of the job, and it does numeous jobs for me.
 

Coulson

Distinguished Member
well you do get what you pay for.
my NAS with 4 x 4TB drives cost me over £1000, but i know it's capable of the job, and it does numeous jobs for me.
True. True :) If I was streaming directly to my TV from the NAS then it might be worth it. But I already had a Shield Pro and other media devices so I just needed a solid 4 bay NAS.
 

chenks

Well-known Member
it is a funny one for sure, this is on a syno ds920 btw so behaviour should be similar to your DS1019

this is what a "Plex Ninja" says regarding this

The answer is this:

The shield can direct play 4k content on non 4K TVs.

The shield can also direct play truehd by decoding it locally to pcm, if configured to do so. (Ie disable pass through)

The transcoding happens in your example so the audio/video (and subtitles if necessary) stay in sync.

in the plex settings, you must disable pass through
in the shield system audio settings, you must disable pass through, set it to decode to pcm.

if that doesn’t work, maybe I am mis-remembering, and it is the 7.1 channels of truehd that causes it to transcode (when pass through is disabled).

however, when i pushed where this setting was on the shield they said they can't see it, so it was either removed or they mis-remembered.

Suffice to say I still can’t make it not transcode
 
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