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
    • aacac3dtsmp3, or pcm audio encoding
    • Only available on webOS 3.0 or newer
  • M2TS and TS containers with:
    • H.264hevc (H.265)*, or mpeg2video video encoding
    • aacac3dtsmp2, or mp3 audio encoding
  • MKV container with:
    • H.264hevc (H.265)*, mpeg2videompeg4vc1, or vp9 video encoding
    • aacac3dtsmp3, or vorbis audio encoding
    • Only available on webOS 3.0 or newer
  • MOV container with:
    • H.264 or mpeg4 video encoding
    • aacac3, or dts audio encoding
  • MP4 container with:
    • H.264 or hevc (H.265)* video encoding
    • aacac3dts, or mp3 audio encoding
  • WMV container with:
    • wmv3 or vc1 video encoding
    • ac3dtswmapro, 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.264hevc (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
    • aacwmav2, or wmapro audio encoding
  • AVI container with:
    • H.264 or mpeg4 video encoding
    • aacmp3, or pcm audio encoding
  • MKV container with:
    • H.264hevc (H.265), mpeg2video, or vp9 video encoding
    • aacmp3pcm, or vorbis audio encoding
  • MOV container with:
    • H.264hevc (H.265), or mpeg4 video encoding
    • aac or pcm audio encoding
  • MP4 container with:
    • mp3 audio encoding
  • MPEGTS container with:
    • H.264hevc (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
    • wmav2wmaprowmavoice, or pcm audio encoding
  • AVI container with:
    • H.264mpegmjpegmpeg4, or msmpeg4v2  video encoding
    • ac3dtseac3mp3, or pcm audio encoding
  • FLV container with:
    • H.264 video encoding
    • aacac3eac3mp3 or pcm audio encoding
  • MKV container (includes files with .webm extension) with:
    • H.264hevc (H.265), mjpegmpeg2videompeg4vc1, or vp9 video encoding
    • aacac3dtseac3mp2mp3pcm, or vorbis audio encoding
  • MOV container with:
    • H.264 or mpeg4 video encoding
    • aacac3eac3mp3, or pcm audio encoding
  • MP4 container with:
    • H.264hevc (H.265), mjpeg, or mpeg4 video encoding
    • aacac3dtseac3mp3, or pcm audio encoding
  • MPEG container with:
    • H.264mpeg1video, or mpeg2video video encoding
    • aacac3dtseac3mp2mp3, or pcm audio encoding
  • MPEGTS container with:
    • H.264hevc (H.265), mpeg2video, or vc1 video encoding
    • aacac3eac3, or mp3 audio encoding
  • WTV container with:
    • mpeg2video video encoding
    • aacac3eac3, 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.264hevc (H.265), mjpeg, or vp9 video encoding
  • MP4 container with H.264hevc (H.265), or mjpeg video encoding
  • Resolutions up to 4096×2160 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’ll 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 “Web Optimized” 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 “Web Optimized” to allow Direct Play.
  • hevc (H.265) content cannot Direct Stream; it is only compatible for Direct Play
  • We’ve noticed issues when seeking or resuming UHD content in some media specific cases. (We’ll 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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