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Updated general opinion of the Premiere+?

sremicksremick Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,149 Plex Pass

So while I do almost all my Plex watching on the bigscreen using my RasPi2, the Roku does still get some love for other channels and sometimes users prefer the UI to the more-involved one of RasPlex. The Roku 2 XD is getting a bit long in the tooth, however, and I'd love to go hardwired. I'm currently eyeing the Premiere+ and it seems that the audio sync issues have been resolved with a recent update. That aside, what have been peoples' general opinion of this model overall?

My server (35W idle, silent):

Software: PMS 1.7.1.3856 running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
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Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")






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  • AlitchyAlitchy Members, Plex Pass Posts: 108 Plex Pass

    I have a premier + and a Roku 3. The Premier was purchased for my dedicated theater room (projector, 7.1 sound, etc.) because I really liked the Roku 3.

    The Premier + has audio delay when playing DTS with more than 5.1 channels, so it is has been moved upstairs to a 2 channel setup in the living room. The Roku 3 does not exhibit this delay, so it's down stairs in the theater. The latest updated did nothing to help the DTS audio delay.

    I'd love to use the permier + in the theater as it faster in the GUI when navigating Plex, but the audio issues is a deal breaker. If you have a 5.1 audio setup, then the premier + is a nice Plex client. Otherwise I'd try and find an older Roku 3 or a different streaming platform all together.

    My final comment is that Roku support is pretty lackluster to downright awful at addressing issues like the audio delay.

  • shopgirl284shopgirl284 Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, Forum Moderator Posts: 2,479 Plex Ninja

    I am curious if the Roku Stick would be an alternative for those wanting to update their old Rokus and how the audio for the Roku stick compares to the Premiere/Premier+.

    I know the OP wanted to have a wired Roku and many in the forum have talked about sticking with the Roku 3 because it has Ethernet. But since neither the Roku stick or Roku 3 offer 4K or optical digital output, would the stick be a cheaper and easily available alternative to a Roku 3 for those wanting to upgrade their older Rokus, if they did not need Ethernet?

    I have the stick and with its faster processor, it works great for me, but then I just use regular stereo settings, so I am curious of others opinion about its audio capabilities versus the Premiere and Premiere+.

  • sremicksremick Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,149 Plex Pass

    @Alitchy said:
    If you have a 5.1 audio setup, then the premier + is a nice Plex client. Otherwise I'd try and find an older Roku 3 or a different streaming platform all together.

    Well I have a 5.1 (soon 7.1) audio setup. The Roku would actually be mostly for non-Plex stuff although I'm sure some will just go ahead and use it out of habit (or liking the remote). The RasPi2 would remain the primary Plex client however.

    My server (35W idle, silent):

    Software: PMS 1.7.1.3856 running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
    Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
    CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
    RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
    HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
    Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")






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