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I stumbled on this price while researching building a Plex server...which I started to do because of the prior P2000 FP deal for $350. The need for the server has increased so today I was pricing out hardware. I randomly went to Dell and there's this 17% off coupon that dropped the total price from $379 to $315.39! My total price + tax to PA was $334.31.

I did not see this on the main consumer site.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/member...d/490-bdtn

Coupon code is: SAVE17

While checking out it says this is a door buster. So it may sell out quickly!

EDIT: Added YMMV as my account is still linked to my old employer. There are three discounts on the page for me: $150 off, 17% off and 5% off for members.
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Omg that's an overwhelming lot of information and it sounds quite complex. Wish there was a single device or "package" (for lack of a better word) that already came with all the things you mentioned. Really looks like a lot of things to, first learn, and then, do (set up). :-(

Most of that sounds alien to me. FreeNAS, RaidZ2, Jail .... Isn't there like a single hardware+software package with a UI that total idiots and newbies can use?

You could just buy any cheap Windows 10 machine, plug in one (or multiple) 8GB external drives that go on sale for $130 here, and install Plex like any other program. It doesn't get much simpler. My Plex runs on a 10 year old Dell desktop with Win 10, and points to a drive share on my (unRaid) server.
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There's an active thread going on the Plex forums about hwa on Linux systems being tested, but I'm not sure if it's official yet. Also freenas 11.1 I believe did not utilize GPU but 11.2 release update is highlighting the Plex plugin having hwa as a feature. I'm in the same boat as you, hoping this can just work, but still unsure of what the current state actually is.
Do you happen to have a link to the thread? I'd love to give it a read.
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Looks like this deal may be over as its been out of stock since last night. I hope they are able to get more stock as I really need one of these for my plex server

The earlier comments about double generation loss obviously ignored numerous scenarios including the one where many Plex users store lossless Remuxes on their back-end and therefore only have a single transcode occuring. The big one is for those who run Plex servers, but have a slow upload (I'm limited to 10 Mbps) or theirs users have a slow download.
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Do you happen to have a link to the thread? I'd love to give it a read.
Current release state, Plex only recognizes graphics integrated CPUs with Quick Sync on Linux/FreeBSD/FreeNAS systems.

Here's the dev work and hacks to enable (feature that's still in development) Nvidia gpu acceleration on linux:
https://forums.plex.tv/t/hardware...nux/233510

No word regarding freenas, but I'm hoping once it's released it can be supported in FreeBSD/FreeNAS.

There might also be a need to manually install Nvidia drivers for FreeNAS to be able to recognize the GPU and pass it through to the jail. Not sure really.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PleX/com...ookingnto/
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Rendering the same source file, Mpchc+Madvr will produce a Significantly better image.

There's a lot of processing before files from a disc becomes an image on your TV.

Shield and Plex does an -ok- job, but it's nothing close to what Madvr outputs.

Night and Day https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...s/emot-nod.gif
The Nvidia shield plays 4k bluray HDR remuxes without any transcoding. The picture is perfect and untouched and the Plex server isn't doing anything... so how does Madvr output a picture that is better than that?
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The Nvidia shield plays 4k bluray HDR remuxes without any transcoding. The picture is perfect and untouched and the Plex server isn't doing anything... so how does Madvr output a picture that is better than that?
The picture is Never UNTOUCHED..

hahaha..

So you have a file, the file has a set of info.

In the case of Bluray, UHD, it still comes as a 4:2:0 encoded file.

That means it has 3840x2160 Pixel Brightness information LUMA

However, it only has 1/4 resolution or 1920x1080 Color information, CHROMA


Now, this information has to be overlayed on top of each other to create the image, to do so, depending on the device/ selection, the device has to create either a 4:2:2 output OR a 4:4:4 output.

THIS process done poorly (it usually is), will create inaccuracies/ artifacts in the image/blurriness/ etc. Madvr does this through an AI Trained algorithm known as NGU. As far as we know, This is the Sharpest best looking scaler available to general consumers.


But BEYOND that, for 4K HDR files, Madvr also has something called Dynamic Tone Mapping.

Your TV, if it's an expensive OLED has its own flavor of DTM, but they're all very poorly done, which is why ALL the Oled enthusiasts in the AVS forums use MADVR.

In order to map HDR studio mapping onto Your Home TV which has very different performance characteristics is the job of DTM.

Madvr also has Highlight Recovery.. When the Tonemapping is done, the HDR highlights lose sharpness, because the pixel brightness values exceeding your display device (Which is always the case), will bloom out and become undefined.

Hightlight Recovery runs on GPU pixel shader 5, it is Fvking amazing, truly next level stuff.

So.. Again.. Madvr vs Generic passthrough is Night and Day, Especially so for Latest 4KHDR.
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So.. Again.. Madvr vs Generic passthrough is Night and Day, Especially so for Latest 4KHDR.
So madvr is better at playing a 4k Blu-ray than a native blue-ray player? And what kind of setup does your media center pc need to have to be able to competently handle this task?
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So madvr is better at playing a 4k Blu-ray than a native blue-ray player? And what kind of setup does your media center pc need to have to be able to competently handle this task?
Madvr greatly surpasses the processing ability of bluray players.

Think about it this way, They make you a player, it's fixed hardware, they will never iterate on it, and nothing can be improved.

Madvr Keeps getting better. But also , it can use graphics cards which are way more powerful than bluray players.

There's no comparison.

Right now with the latest iteration of Madvr, Specific to HDR , using dynamic tonemapping + highlight recover, the setup requires something around a gtx 1070 and above.

1060 is required at the bare minimum for High quality HDR playback.

Amd cards like 580/ 590 work, but doesn't work as fast as Nvidia, due to difference in architecture which greatly favors Nvidia (At the Moment).

Performance will be optimized in the future, but, for the moment, requirements are pretty high.

Keep in mind Madvr also provides the best SDR playback (regular 1080 blurays). Because they're also 4:2:0 encoded, where both chroma and luma have to be upscaled for 4K tvs. Regular players again do a bad job in comparison.

For SDR the requirements are much more modest, 1060 is once again a good place, but you can get good quality out of a 1050 or 1050ti .
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Right now with the latest iteration of Madvr, Specific to HDR , using dynamic tonemapping + highlight recover, the setup requires something around a gtx 1070 and above.
Thanks for the info. That looks to be a pretty high price-point to get into (~$450 for a video card, plus a PC that can handle said card while looking at home in the living room). We have an old media pc that we retired after I got a Shield and that setup works easily (tv is a LG OLED) and it looks wonderful when playing those 4k remuxes, but I am always open to improving that setup if it doesn't break the bank or require a big time commitment (and passes the WAF factor!).
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