Scott Hanselman: Plex is the media center software ecosystem I’ve been waiting for
Unhappy with Time Warner Cable, I’ve been exploring netflix, dish, sling, roku, samsung, ffmpeg, handbrake, and cclive. Next up, some form of video capture device... at the moment I’m leaning towards Hauppauge.
I’m not quite prepared to declare Plex as the centerpiece of my home media center, but it certainly has become a key component.
Unlike Scott, I didn’t go with a dedicated NAS box. Installation of a Plex Media Server on Ubuntu is a snap (though a workaround is needed if you happen to make use of an apt cacher).
Obligatory Cable Guy reference.