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Buy Nvidia Shield TV and Get 6 Months Plex Pass Free £189.99 @ Amazon & Nvidia
Buy Nvidia Shield TV and Get 6 Months Plex Pass Free £189.99 @ Amazon & Nvidia

Buy Nvidia Shield TV and Get 6 Months Plex Pass Free £189.99 @ Amazon & Nvidia

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Buy Nvidia Shield TV and Get 6 Months Plex Pass Free

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Watch live TV. Record free TV over the air. And sync all your music, photos, and videos to enjoy anywhere. Plex Pass makes it all fast and easy.

£189.99

@ Amazon & Nvidia

Nvidia Link: https://www.nvidia.co.uk/shield/apps/cut-the-cord/

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19 Comments

Shield of the best home gadget I've ever bought!

agreed the sheild is awesome, android TV is a pain and you cannot install most the games in the play store( the entire reason I got this as it has the tegra chip), but as a media consumption device it's top notch.

What does Plex do? And what does a nvidia shield do? I have read about the shield, it's a streaming box? A 190£ streaming box for games and apps seems steep

pr3dicta5le

What does Plex do? And what does a nvidia shield do? I have read about … What does Plex do? And what does a nvidia shield do? I have read about the shield, it's a streaming box? A 190£ streaming box for games and apps seems steep



​plex is great as a viewer for your own media, interface makes all your stuff look.like Netflix.
the sheild is one of the very best android boxes full stop. the price reflects the build quality and features, including an nvidia graphics card (tegra chip).
here's where it gets messy. so all your android games are going to run amazing right... nope.
problem is that most games aren't available for android.tv platforms even though is has Google play store. since the box is not a tablet, these games purchased or free will not appear on any list for you to find and install.
there's a tiny list of games, some of which are optimised for the tegra chip and are expensive. some stuff is optimised and still free as well.
you can run emulators off the box since it's so capable.

so it's a fancy android box with the best graphics chip available for this platform with minimal games!

polarbaba3 h, 22 m ago

so it's a fancy android box with the best graphics chip available for …so it's a fancy android box with the best graphics chip available for this platform with minimal games!


spot on. OTT for Android end and lacking as a Gaming console.

gibblesuk

spot on. OTT for Android end and lacking as a Gaming console. cheeky


Cheeky

polarbaba

plex is great as a viewer for your own media, interface makes all your … plex is great as a viewer for your own media, interface makes all your stuff look.like Netflix.the sheild is one of the very best android boxes full stop. the price reflects the build quality and features, including an nvidia graphics card (tegra chip). here's where it gets messy. so all your android games are going to run amazing right... nope.problem is that most games aren't available for android.tv platforms even though is has Google play store. since the box is not a tablet, these games purchased or free will not appear on any list for you to find and install.there's a tiny list of games, some of which are optimised for the tegra chip and are expensive. some stuff is optimised and still free as well.you can run emulators off the box since it's so capable.so it's a fancy android box with the best graphics chip available for this platform with minimal games!


It's extremely over priced then

4k streaming a new fire stick can do, game streaming any good laptop can do, and it's not a game console so graphics chip is a bit pointless, and android games? No thanks

Just a reminder that the shield can also be a plex server WITH transcoding and even now supports streaming and recording live TV with the right adapter on the shield itself (but you need the plex pass).

For those who don't want to leave a computer on all the time, this may be a good alternative.

I had a shield in the past (got the pro in an Amazon sale) and while I thought it was overpriced for what it was (kind of glad it broke in warranty), it was ok for emulators but I ended up sideloading allot of stuff and using the mouse emulator.

tech3475

Just a reminder that the shield can also be a plex server WITH … Just a reminder that the shield can also be a plex server WITH transcoding and even now supports streaming and recording live TV with the right adapter on the shield itself (but you need the plex pass).For those who don't want to leave a computer on all the time, this may be a good alternative.I had a shield in the past (got the pro in an Amazon sale) and while I thought it was overpriced for what it was (kind of glad it broke in warranty), it was ok for emulators but I ended up sideloading allot of stuff and using the mouse emulator.



I use Plex daily but I leave my old laptop on 24/7 and it is on its last legs. I'm actually looking for a new laptop as of next weeks pay.

I'm torn between getting an average laptop around £500 and investing £200 on the Shield so I can spare the new device the burden of being on a lot of the time.

Question is. Is it really worth £200 as a Plex server or could I do something cheaper?!

hardly use mine now to be honest since I got a samsung smart tv. hopefully the new Android tv updates coming soon will revitalise the platform as it just isn't supported by enough uk tv apps at the moment. great if you wanna watch dodgy stuff mind

BarrattsMini

I use Plex daily but I leave my old laptop on 24/7 and it is on its last … I use Plex daily but I leave my old laptop on 24/7 and it is on its last legs. I'm actually looking for a new laptop as of next weeks pay. I'm torn between getting an average laptop around £500 and investing £200 on the Shield so I can spare the new device the burden of being on a lot of the time. Question is. Is it really worth £200 as a Plex server or could I do something cheaper?!



I bought one to use as a Plex server but had problems getting it to work as I wanted - it didn't help that all of my content was on a NAS rather than connected via USB (external drive).

I now run a very mediocre little fanless PC which struggles doing any kind of video encoding...but...and there is a but...most devices I use (Fire TV 1st gen, Fire Stick 1st gen and now a Xiaomi Mi Box) have no problems with the majority of formats. The most that Plex needs to do is transcode the audio (if for example it's 5.1 and the Fire TV won't accomodate the format) and for that it works fine (single stream only). For 95% of the time, everything just does Direct Stream - and for this there isn't any CPU needed.

Depending upon your needs, you could buy the Shield and use it as both a Plex Server and client - or you could get a raspberry pi and use that along with a Xiaomi Mi Box - the Mi Box is also official and so comes with Android TV and Netflix.

Horses for courses as usual, but from my experience the Shield didn't work very well as a Plex server and that was the only reason I bought it.

On a side note, if you need to run any other programs then you'll still need a PC - I'm thinking of people that use things such as CouchPotato, SickBeard etc.

On yet another side note...Plex Pass users can try the new official Plex Addon for Kodi - I'm currently using that and it's a much better UI than the official Plex app in my opinion.

Here's the PC I run btw - although it was £144 when I bought it: Your text here
Edited by: "dotnetter" 2nd Jun

chrisredmayne

hardly use mine now to be honest since I got a samsung smart tv. … hardly use mine now to be honest since I got a samsung smart tv. hopefully the new Android tv updates coming soon will revitalise the platform as it just isn't supported by enough uk tv apps at the moment. great if you wanna watch dodgy stuff mind


An old Amazon fire stick lets you watch dodgy stuff though, why spend £200?

This would only be worth it if you had no laptop, no smart TV, no Amazon fire stick/PS4/xbox, you subscribe to nvidia now game streaming service (but have no laptop), you have a nvidia gaming pc to stream from (but you don't want to plug it directly into the telly, and again you don't have a laptop).
I normally buy gadgets that I don't really need just because I like having them, but this is so pointless I can't even convince me that I want one. And it's so expensive! I'm amazed it's still retailing at this price to be honest

itsvimal

Also at ebuyer: http://www.ebuyer.com/nvidia-shield



​This is a joke right? Ebuyer? No thanks.

BarrattsMini

I use Plex daily but I leave my old laptop on 24/7 and it is on its last … I use Plex daily but I leave my old laptop on 24/7 and it is on its last legs. I'm actually looking for a new laptop as of next weeks pay. I'm torn between getting an average laptop around £500 and investing £200 on the Shield so I can spare the new device the burden of being on a lot of the time. Question is. Is it really worth £200 as a Plex server or could I do something cheaper?!



​You mean as a server? If so you need plex cloud server mate. Take ages to upload your stuff but once youve done it you wont look back

Didn't know that existed. I'll have a read now

What causes the time restraint on the upload? I live in a city centre and I average about 3mbps. It's not down to internet speed?

PiiWii

​You mean as a server? If so you need plex cloud server mate. Take ages t … ​You mean as a server? If so you need plex cloud server mate. Take ages to upload your stuff but once youve done it you wont look back



​I thought most plex users didn't live the idea of plex cloud because the hosting companies can see what you're storing in their cloud?

My shield Pro works flawlessly as a plex server, I watch live TV and record on my hd home run app, fastest video player your every likely to see. There are plenty of games to play and apps like Netflix are fast and work well. The price is worth it.
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