Sorry.. new to the forum and not sure where to post this... I am trying to wrap my head around this and could use some thoughts
I have been using Roku and now ATV for years now, got rid of cable long ago.. but have replaced it with directv now, Hulu live tv, YouTube tv and PlayStation vue... But as prices have gone up and frankly little to watch with all those extra channels.. I have decided to cut even further.
In researching how to do this I have purchased a Mohu antenna, a HDHomeRun Duo and Channels, works perfectly with my ATV for live channels.... This is where the help is needed..
I am wanting to be able to DVR the OTA shows (not a lot) just a few here and there (by no means a power DVR user)... So I tried a few things with mixed results
I have a 2010 Mac mini not the most powerful machine but thought it should work.. I have it and the ATV hardwired... in any case I tried Plex live tv/DVR and it was woefully slow loading live tv... it recorded ok and seemed to be watchable on ATV after recording with little problem... but the Live TV is the issue
As I noted I bought channels and so I thought I would try that DVR as well.. I set it up to record, it worked and watched later and was perfect..!!!
So in this long winded way I have a question about transcoding... I hear it a lot and how it relates to speed and such...
Since I only need to record to watch on ATV.. I don’t watch on any other devices is this something I need to worry about ? And I only watch on one TV at a time (never more than 2) but usually just the one
I ask because I am thinking of getting a WD Cloud Home to use as the “server” and storage and using Channels DVR ... but I keep reading the processor is not strong enough to work in this capacity and don’t want to buy if I cannot use it for this and get the same kind of result.... Any thoughts would be appreciated
Also I noticed that the channel art for some of the channels that was there suddenly disappeared
Any thoughts on that
Thank you all in advance