Synology NAS / Plex / Live TV / UK?

Is there a workable solution in the UK? I have a Synology DS216+II (hardware transcoder) running Plex. I would like to connect a TV tuner so as I can watch / record live TV (using Plex). I have tried (and returned) a Silicondust HDHomeRun CONNECT DUO ( This would not work without major buffering issues. My thinking is that I need hardware transcoding built into the tuner, but this does not seem to be available in the UK. Does anybody have any ideas?

PC asked on 18 April 2020, 15:42
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Thanks for your response. Can you possibly suggest a Synology NAS that would be capable of doing the live TV transcoding required?

Do you know if the HDHomeRun had a built in hardware transcoder, would my current NAS be adequate?




HD Home run is only thing allowing to link TV as we know with Plex. Otherwise you may get a better NAS (i5/i7 based) or consider getting an IP TV. But legality depends on country.