I tried so damn hard not to have to be the new guy asking ignorant questions and despite my searching and trying, I just have to. I finally joined the cord cutting side of things and got Plex to be solely our DVR 90% of the time. HDHOMERUN tuner, but their DVR service was a waste of money and time. Very ugly and archaic interface.
So what I have is an HP Elite SFF Windows 10 desktop with an i7 4770 3.5ghz processor, 8gb RAM and SSD drive all hard wired with gigabit router and switch. From what I've read it has a benchmark score of 9795 and should be efficient enough for what I'm doing. But I get constant errors, buffering, or outright will not play when I or wife(!!!) goes to play back. This is on local AC or N clients with minimal if any other traffic Clients are iPads and Roku. It appears to be transcoding issue, as I've even received a format error before. When trying it out at the main server machine (it's only job btw) it works okay. Also, if important info, we have Spectrum cable internet with 100/15 service.
I have set PC power settings to always on and high performance to avoid going to sleep or decreased processor performance. What am I doing wrong?! She's ready to throw in the towel and go back to cable!