GetMatt wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:59 pm
daChurchPcGuy wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:49 pm
I've decided to move to emby for the time being. It has a good guide, I can customize parts of the UI, and it takes considerably less CPU power on the server side.
Emby takes considerably less power than HDHR does on the server side? Are you sure? HDHR runs fine on a cheap low power NAS.
Sorry, I guess I should have made it more clear.
HDHR DVR does not provide a traditional guide. (Traditional guide like DirecTV, Comcast, etc.) My comparison was between Plex and Emby. I ran both on the same machine. I tried an HDHR Extend and a Quatro in both configurations. No matter what I did Plex consumed far more resources than Emby.
I am REALLY pleased with the HDHR hardware although I didn't see a substantial difference in performance between the Extend and Quatro. When I say that I mean overall performance: server, LAN, client. I'm running a decent i5 with 16GB RAM as a server, Gigabit hardwired LAN with QoS switches, Amazon Fire TV 4K sticks. All of it brand new, except for a couple pieces of the LAN.
I've pulled the Extend out of the setup and will probably get another Quatro if I like the HDHR Premium service. I understand it takes out a tuner when you watch/record a Premium channel. I RARELY watch live TV, I can't stand commercials. I record everything I can.