I have a couple of questions for this very knowledgeable community regarding the Nvidia Shield Pro.
I’m currently using a QNAP Nas (Intel i3) with PMS, various clients (2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 4 Intel Sticks, 2 ATV3’s and an ATV4). All clients are local and 2, 3 streams are running at any given moment. Locally everything is on a gigabit.
Obviously the Nas has no problems with direct play clients but when it comes to 1080P 60FPS I start to get delays and the ATV’s (both 3 and 4) can’t really show video… audio only and serious stutter.
But, I start to have 4K material and all of my clients are (of course) forcing the Qnap to transcode…and it’s not powerful enough to serve the media…
So I’m thinking of moving the PMS to a Nvidia Shield Pro. Content will stay on the Qnap.
In doing so I can replace my ATV4 with the Nvidia Shield als a Plex client AND as a PMS at the same time.
But, since I have little Android experience I have a couple of questions:
Question 1: is this a smart solution; is the Nvidia shield capable of serving multiple direct play streams and 1, maybe 2 to-be-transcoded streams?
Question 2: is the Plex client on Android of the same quality as on tvOS or iOS?
Question 3: how good is the Youtube client on Android?
Question 4: should I just wait for the ATV5 and keep PMS on the QNAP?
Hopefully you guys can help me out because the shield isn't exactly cheap and I just want to make the correct decision.
Thanks in advance,