Originally Posted by dianebrat
The world has changed dramatically form the time this thread was started, the Roamio supports it's Plex app and you can run a Plex server on your Synology server.
Synology owner here, and I've never been happy with Plex. It wants to transcode everything, resulting in errors on every device I try to play back on (TiVo, FireTV, Samsung TV, PlayStation, Roku). Meanwhile, the devices that support DLNA (all but TiVo) all play with no issues.
I'm using Handbrake high quality mode to m4v/mp4 files to encode (not using any "fancy" options).
So... what has everyone else's experience been? Am I missing something fundamental to make this work properly? I would still be happy if TiVo would just support plain old DLNA. I have to imagine a simple client would be... simple.