Logic Case 4U Server Rackmount Chassis Review – A perfect Plex server chassis on a budget (SC-415A)

I have been running a home server for several years now, doing the usual things, such as serving media via Plex Server, handling all my backups and acting as a test server for websites. I started with a dual-bay Synology NAS 10+ years ago, eventually upgrading to an HP ProLiant MicroServer, and then later reusing … Read more

The Best 2-Bay NAS Devices for 2020 – Network Attached Storage that can do Plex Transcoding

For the past 6 years or so I have used a proper server for my NAS, first with the HP Microserver, then moving on to old PC hardware I no longer use. However, self build servers tend to be big, relatively expensive and use up quite a bit of electricity. I wanted to use old … Read more

Raspberry Pi 4 vs Odroid XU4 vs Odroid N2 – Which is best for Kodi or Plex?

[Original Post 27-July-19][Updated 27-September-2019] Added new DietPi benchmarks With the early launch of the Raspberry Pi 4, there is a tremendous amount of hype about the single-board computer, and pretty much every online store is sold out of stock. The new model is a huge upgrade from the previous generation with a massive improvement across … Read more

Nvidia Shield with Plex Server and live TV via HDHomeRun Guide & Review

I have talked about Plex a few times over the years, it is a fantastic application, and I have one of the lifetime licences to make the most out of it. Like most users, I use it to manage my locally stored media, providing access from a server to all the streaming devices in the … Read more

ABOX 4th Generation A4 Android Tv Box Review – New for 2018 with voice remote

Android-based streaming boxes are undeniably popular for a variety of reasons, some good some bad. However, you choose to use them, they are a fantastic affordable way to add smart features to your TV, and while pretty much every TV has smart functionality now, they can rarely compete with a dedicated device. I have previously … Read more

Nvidia Shield TV Android Oreo update starts to roll out

Even though the hardware is now 3 years old the Nvidia Shield TV is generally regarded as one of the best Android streaming boxes on the market. It is the most powerful device thanks to the Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, which is the same processor found in the Nintendo Switch. It can comfortably handle any … Read more

Win a Globmall 4K Android 7.1 TV Box

**Winner contacted and the keyboard has been posted** I reviewed the Globmall 4K Android 7.1 TV Box earlier in the month and found it to be a great little Android box that performed better than my previous reviews of Android boxes. This will be the review sample I was sent and the specifications include: CPU: Amlogic … Read more

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Announced: Improved CPU, Wi-Fi & Ethernet – The perfect budget Kodi box?

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B has been an amazing device used by millions worldwide from commercial application to Kodi builds. For the home user wanting to use Kodi, Plex, or just run an ultra-low powered server the processing power and more importantly, the ethernet speeds have been an issue. Some of these issues have … Read more

Win a OTT TV Box / ABOX A1 Plus Smart Android

I have previously reviewed the excellent OTT ABOX A1 Plus Smart Android TV box back in January. This is one of the better low-cost Android boxes available on Amazon which uses a 64 Bits Amlogic S905X Quad-Core Cortex-A53@2.0GHz CPU and a Penta-Core Mali-450 with HDMI 2.0 output. It also has 2GB of DDR and 16GB of NAND storage. … Read more

Synology announces DS416play: 4 bay home NAS with 4K transcoding.

I used to be a big fan of Network Attached Storage device before I upgraded to a dedicated server. Synology have always offered some of the best products out there with the DSM interface being great and fool proof as possible. This week they launched the DS416play, which is part of their home orientated line … Read more