Plex with Samsung 4K UHD Blu-ray Player (UBD-K8500)
This is my first attempt to use Plex with a blu-ray player, and thus far, Plex v2.003 works very well on the Samsung K8500. I'm using a wired connection and my untouched blu-ray rips (MKV) have never looked this good. I had a dedicated HTPC and Nvidia Shield, but the K8500 provides an even better picture! The only drawback is audio quality as it's transcoded from HD audio to lossy formats (Dolby/DTS). Is there any possibility of an audio passthrough option being added to the Samsung Plex app, specifically for setups like mine where the blu-ray player is connected directly to an A/V receiver via HDMI? I would pay/donate to have this feature! Also, I am stuck on v2.003 it seems. When I go to update the app, it shows v2.003 as the most current available. Will v2.005 be pushed to my K8500 at some point? Sorry for any dumb/annoying questions.
p.s. I am VERY grateful to the developer who made this app happen. Having an all-in-one device is critical to synergy in my media room. The K8500 provides all of the streaming apps (w/ 4K support) that I desire, along with gobs of optical disk format support (UHD blu-ray, 1080 blu-ray, 3D blu-ray, DVD, CD, and DVR+/-R). My wireless Logitech keyboard w/ trackpad works wonderfully on the K8500 as well.