I have a custom built NAS PC with Plex Server running on. On my current Apple TV 4th Gen I use the Plex app, and it played flawlessly all my 1080p movies. Recently I started moving my movies collection to the 4K format; however, I still have a 1080p TV and the original Apple TV. Plex cannot map HDR to SDR yet. Then I google and found out about Infuse, and heard so many great features about it (HDR to SDR for 1080p TV). I bought the $0.99 trial to test it out!
Now my Apple TV is on the latest firmware and using Wifi with a 5 ghz AC connection. Now when I play 1080p movies everything is fine except for 4K movies. Those 4K movies are stuttering/lag very much. I even set my Apple TV with frame rate matching, turn off subtitle…etc.
Do I need to get the new Apple TV 4K because the original is too weak for 4K content? I cannot upgrade my 1080p TV until couple more years; thus I want to use Infuse for the HDR → SDR feature. Plus I love the Infuse iOS app, it’s much better than the Plex app.