I have a Linksys 1900acs router with a external hard drive connected by USB. This acts as my media sever for Infuse 5 on my Apple TV 4. This probably seems like a stupid question but I wondered if downscaling (or any changes to the streamed files) are done. Regarding this, is there any difference between SMB, DNLA and UPNP?
The reason I ask is that there seems to be a reduction in quality in some of my movie files compared to when I had a more sophisticated NAS based set up: however that was also on a smaller and higher quality TV. It is very possible that I’m imagining this but I just wanted to be reassured that if I can access a file then it isn’t possible that it can be changed (downscaled/encoded at lower quality) and that I must be receiving the exact same data from the movie file no matter how its accessed (for instance I don’t expect errors in any Word files that I access no matter how they are accessed over the network).
Thanks for your help and apologies for my poorly worded question. Wish I could say English wasn’t my first language!