I am considering buying a decent NAS server, in order to store my data on it for streaming purposes, via my NAS device, wirelessly (via wi-fi network) to my TV, which will have the plex app. I am in no way a computer expert. I was initially looking at the Asustor 1004-T NAS drive, a nice entry-level drive for a guy like me.
I then read up on the compatibility list on the Plex site and it seems that on this device I am looking at you can get audio and low-grade video streaming AT BEST. I then checked the list and it seems like the only way you could stream HD 1080 quality video is if you spend $1,000+ buying a high-end NAS server device that you probably need an IT degree to operate in any case.
Is this really the case? Is anyone using the lower end Asustor devices such as the 1002 and 1004 for plex streaming (as I am intending to) and is it working?
Are there alternatives, like, if I somehow plugged the NAS directly into my HD TV via USB and ran it off the network?
Will stress that I am not an IT expert - but I know how to use google :-)