- HDHomerun PRIME (Firmware: 20170930)
- BubbleUPNP android app for controlling DLNA
I am trying to utilize the DLNA feature of the HDHomerun PRIME as it is easier to work with on devices such as the vizio TV and chromecast which don't allow for installation of apps. The Mibox3 Android TV does allow for installation of apps so this gave me a good benchmark where I could compare the DLNA stream quality vs. using the HDHomerun app directly on the box. Using the App on both my personal android device and the Mibox3 TV gave me fine results on a WiFi connection for SD and HD streams but using DLNA via the BubbleUPNP app on my phone to cast to Mibox3, Vizio, and Chromecast all yielded very choppy and unwatchable streams. This leads me to believe it isn't a network problem as I believe the BubbleUPNP app is simply communicating to the target device what URL to stream from meaning I should expect the same streaming performance using DLNA and the HDHomerun app on the mibox3 (at least as far as network performance).
Is there anything else as far as codecs / other settings that would cause the DLNA stream quality to be much worse than using the app directly? I'd rather not purchase android TVs / other boxes for my already-smart-enabled devices.