Advertisements Thanks for the info. I will browse the Plex site. Haven't used it much. Will be interesting to see if any NAS units have to juice to encrypt on the fly. Although I won't be upgrading to a new NAS just to get smooth Plex streaming. At an estimated cost of $200-$400+ for a faster NAS, I can buy an awful lot of electricity for my 8 core PC, which streams/transcodes 1080 50mbps 60p video as smooth as butter. I did read that having video in the mkv format/wrapper will negate the need for Plex to transcode. Not sure if true, but a moot point, as I won't be converting my hundreds of video files to another format, even if it would be done in a few batches. PlayOn has a feature where you can share selected folders of videos, much the same as Plex, but pre-renders and stores them elsewhere, as mpeg2 I believe. Again, a lot of needless messing around as far as I'm concerned. Perhaps Plex has a feature where it pre-renders the video, in which case the NAS could handle that. Probably will just use Plex on the PC, it works well.