A few weeks ago, I ditched TiVo in favor of HDHomeRun (HDHR). I really like the hardware capability of HDHR and my whole home solution using two separate HDHRs, plugged into their own separate antennas. I purchased one HDHR Scribe Duo and another HDHR Duo (non-scribe). I get free recording service for a year; but I can already see that, on the software side of things, other solutions such as Channels, look much better.
All that said, I am kind of overwhelmed when looking at Channels (or really any of the 3rd party solutions) for Guide view and recording engines. Looking at NAS boxes, they are all over the place with a large number of choices. I also note (when looking at NAS boxes) that the manufacturers of these products "really" promote all the PC backup capabilities. That's all nice, but I don't have a home office, nor any elaborate backup needs for my home PC. If I go with Channels (and thus a NAS for recording), I would primarily be purchasing the NAS for television recording, no so much for PC backups, although I could certainly use the NAS for PC backups, just not something critical for me and I've already got an external solid state drive that I use for PC backups.
One thing is for sure, I do not want to use my older PC for setting up a recording engine for Channels. This PC will eventually be replaced (although not right now). Plus, with my older PC, I don't want to have it running 24/7 as a server for television recordings. It just doesn't make sense to do that.
So in looking at the NAS options, I see such products as the Synology 2 bay NAS DiskStation DS718+ (Diskless). And while I know that's compatible with Channels, is it worth it for my needs? I've got the money to spend. I just don't want to overspend unnecessarily for something that I simply want to function as a DVR, and do it in an outstanding, reliable way that will serve me well for years to come.
My last question is about future 4k support when I ever get access to these programs either via paid TV channels, or over the air broadcast (ATSC3 allegedly already approved by the FCC a year ago). So can Channels and its DVR engine record 4k content in a reliable way (at least in the home environment of the home network)?
Any thoughts/suggestions from others on how I should consider setting this all up would be appreciated.