Drobo 5N - HDHomeRun Extend - Plex Live TV Issues
Sorry if this has been covered already, the search function didn't find much relevant info on the problem I am having.
I recently purchased an HDHomeRun Extend. My intentions were to network that tuner into my Drobo 5N running Plex Media Server. I have purchased the lifetime PlexPass and I have no issues with setting up the DVR service on my Plex server, it finds the HDHomeRun Extend, downloads the program guide, etc.
Now... when I try to watch the channels live through Plex, regardless if it's through a Roku, Windows Laptop, whatever, it takes forever to retrieve and then will buffer every 2-3 seconds.
I have read that it depends on the power of the NAS or PMS because Plex always transcodes the stream, but why is Plex transcoding when the HDHomeRun Extend will already transcode before sending the stream to PMS? Isn't that an inefficient redundancy that is causing my problem? The HDHomeRun is transcoding, sending the stream transcoded to PMS which is then transcoding AGAIN before allowing my devices to view the stream.... I assume that's why I cannot stream live tv through my Drobo?
Did I just waste $200 dollars because Plex isn't ready for Live TV streaming on a Drobo NAS ?