What is the best TV for PLEX

What is the best TV for PLEX

First step is to check what videos do you want to stream. List bellow is from Plex website where they help to narrow down your choices.

The most popular format will be MKV h264 or sometimes MP4 h264.

LG

2013 NetCast Models

Additional Direct Play video support:

  • ASF¬†container with¬†vc1¬†or¬†wmv3¬†video encoding
  • MKV¬†container with¬†H.264¬†video encoding
  • MPEG-TS¬†container with¬†mpeg2video¬†video encoding

Additional Direct Play music support:

  • ASF¬†container with¬†wmav2¬†audio encoding
  • OGG¬†container with¬†vorbis¬†audio encoding
  • WAV¬†container with¬†pcm_u8¬†or¬†pcm_sb16e¬†audio encoding

webOS Models

Additional Direct Play video support:

  • AVI¬†container with:
    • mpeg4¬†or¬†mjpeg¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†dts,¬†mp3, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
    • Only available on webOS 3.0 or newer
  • M2TS¬†and¬†TS¬†containers with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265)*, or¬†mpeg2video¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†dts,¬†mp2, or¬†mp3¬†audio encoding
  • MKV¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265)*,¬†mpeg2video,¬†mpeg4,¬†vc1, or¬†vp9¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†dts,¬†mp3, or¬†vorbis¬†audio encoding
    • Only available on webOS 3.0 or newer
  • MOV¬†container with:
    • H.264¬†or¬†mpeg4¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3, or¬†dts¬†audio encoding
  • MP4¬†container with:
    • H.264¬†or¬†hevc¬†(H.265)* video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†dts, or¬†mp3¬†audio encoding
  • WMV¬†container with:
    • wmv3¬†or¬†vc1¬†video encoding
    • ac3,¬†dts,¬†wmapro, or¬†wmav2¬†audio encoding

* hevc support requires a 4K/UHD-capable display. webOS 1.0 and 2.0 only support hevc for Direct Play (not Direct Stream).

Additional Direct Play music support:

  • AAC¬†container with¬†aac¬†audio encoding

Additional 4K (UHD) Direct Play video support:

  • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265), or¬†vp9¬†video encoding (within containers that support them)

Panasonic (2014 or newer models)

Additional Direct Play video support:

  • ASF¬†container with:
    • H.264¬†or¬†vc1¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†wmav2, or¬†wmapro¬†audio encoding
  • AVI¬†container with:
    • H.264¬†or¬†mpeg4¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†mp3, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • MKV¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265),¬†mpeg2video, or¬†vp9¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†mp3,¬†pcm, or¬†vorbis¬†audio encoding
  • MOV¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265), or¬†mpeg4¬†video encoding
    • aac¬†or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • MP4¬†container with:
    • mp3¬†audio encoding
  • MPEGTS¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265), or¬†mpeg2video¬†video encoding
    • aac¬†or¬†mp3¬†audio encoding

Samsung (2016 or newer models)

Additional Direct Play video support:

  • 3gpp¬†container with:
    • H.264¬†or¬†mpeg4¬†video encoding
    • aac¬†or¬†he-aac¬†audio encoding
  • ASF¬†container (includes Windows Media files with¬†.wmv¬†extension) with:
    • wmv3¬†or¬†vc1¬†video encoding
    • wmav2,¬†wmapro,¬†wmavoice, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • AVI¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†mpeg,¬†mjpeg,¬†mpeg4, or¬†msmpeg4v2¬† video encoding
    • ac3,¬†dts,¬†eac3,¬†mp3, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • FLV¬†container with:
    • H.264¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†eac3,¬†mp3¬†or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • MKV¬†container (includes files with¬†.webm¬†extension) with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265),¬†mjpeg,¬†mpeg2video,¬†mpeg4,¬†vc1, or¬†vp9¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†dts,¬†eac3,¬†mp2,¬†mp3,¬†pcm, or¬†vorbis¬†audio encoding
  • MOV¬†container with:
    • H.264¬†or¬†mpeg4¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†eac3,¬†mp3, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • MP4¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265),¬†mjpeg, or¬†mpeg4¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†dts,¬†eac3,¬†mp3, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • MPEG¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†mpeg1video, or¬†mpeg2video¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†dts,¬†eac3,¬†mp2,¬†mp3, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding
  • MPEGTS¬†container with:
    • H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265),¬†mpeg2video, or¬†vc1¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†eac3, or¬†mp3¬†audio encoding
  • WTV¬†container with:
    • mpeg2video¬†video encoding
    • aac,¬†ac3,¬†eac3, or¬†pcm¬†audio encoding

Additional Direct Play music support:

  • MKA¬†container with¬†dts¬†audio encoding

Additional 4K (UHD) Direct Play video support:

  • MKV¬†container with¬†H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265),¬†mjpeg, or¬†vp9¬†video encoding
  • MP4¬†container with¬†H.264,¬†hevc¬†(H.265), or¬†mjpeg¬†video encoding
  • Resolutions up to 4096√ó2160 are supported
  • 4K playback is only supported on 4K resolution displays. Non-4K displays will require 4K content to be transcoded down to 1080p for playback.

Considerations:

  • Direct Play of audio streams other than the default stream is supported
  • We will attempt to remux streams for 4K (UHD) content where possible, but in some cases, the video may be transcoded to 1080p (full HD)
  • We try to follow the documented media support as closely as possible. See:¬†https://www.samsungdforum.com/Tizen/Spec#2016TVSpec

Sony Bravia (non-Android TV)

Additional Direct Play video support:

  • MKV¬†container with¬†H.264¬†video encoding

Considerations:

  • M4A¬†container music files are required to transcode due to compatibility issues.
  • Currently, 3D playback options are not available to apps running through the Opera TV Store. If this situation changes in the future, we‚Äôll certainly investigate the possibility of supporting 3D playback.

TiVo

Models without 4K output (TiVo Premiere, Roamio, Mini, etc.)

Considerations:

  • These TiVo models currently only support video playback up to 4 Mbps, 720p quality. Content with higher bitrates or resolution will be automatically transcoded to be compatible.
  • MP4¬†container content must be ‚ÄúWeb Optimized‚ÄĚ to allow Direct Play.

Models with 4K output (TiVo Roamio OTA, Bolt, etc.)

Additional Direct Play video support:

  • MKV¬†container with¬†H.264¬†video encoding
  • 10-bit¬†hevc¬†(H.265) video encoding (works best with lower bit rate content)

Additional 4K (UHD) video support:

  • MKV¬†container with¬†hvec¬†(H.265) video encoding
  • Framerates up to 60fps

Considerations:

  • MP4¬†container content must be ‚ÄúWeb Optimized‚ÄĚ to allow Direct Play.
  • hevc¬†(H.265) content cannot Direct Stream; it is only compatible for Direct Play
  • We‚Äôve noticed issues when seeking or resuming UHD content in some media specific cases. (We‚Äôll continue working with TiVo to resolve these issues.)

VIZIO

Additional Direct Play video support:

  • MKV¬†container with¬†H.264¬†video encoding

Additional 4K (UHD) Direct Play video support:

  • MKV¬†container with¬†hvec¬†(H.265) video encoding
  • 10-bit¬†¬†hvec¬†(H.265) video encoding

Additional Direct Play music support:

  • AAC¬†container with¬†aac¬†audio encoding
  • AIFF¬†container with¬†pcm_u8¬†or¬†pcm_sb16e¬†audio encoding
  • ASF¬†container with¬†wmav2¬†audio encoding
  • FLAC¬†container with¬†flac¬†audio encoding
  • OGG¬†container with¬†vorbis¬†audio encoding
  • WAV¬†container with¬†pcm_u8¬†or¬†pcm_sb16e¬†audio encoding

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