Nvidia 16 GB SHIELD TV Streamer with Remote only, @Amazon and @NVIDIA - £143
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Nvidia 16 GB SHIELD TV Streamer with Remote only, @Amazon and @NVIDIA - £143

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Norseg5 m ago

I don't understand. Why buy this when you buy a Xbox One S for cheaper? …I don't understand. Why buy this when you buy a Xbox One S for cheaper?


because you can run kodi insanely fast on this.. run 4k content through it... have a massive retro gaming library installed. and its far more portable. plus its android so can run adroid games and apps.
Edited by: "moneybanks14" 11th Dec 2017
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Was hoping this would be £100 for BF or even Christmas

Wanted one with controller, but wasn’t paying £179 with Black Friday sale £10 off !!!!
The sales must be going do well they don’t need to drop the price .

These are amazing devices.. overpriced but quality. Nothing comes close.

yozzman12347 m ago

Wanted one with controller, but wasn’t paying £179 with Black Friday sale £ …Wanted one with controller, but wasn’t paying £179 with Black Friday sale £10 off !!!!The sales must be going do well they don’t need to drop the price .


Exactly, it was underappreciated when it was for £99. It also has the same chip as the Nintendo switch inside, and they can just not keep up with the demand so prices are unlikely to drop.

polarbaba11 m ago

These are amazing devices.. overpriced but quality. Nothing comes close.


The Shield is good but I've started encountering hardware limitations with HDR/UHD content.

There's no support for Google's VP9 (profile 2 / 3) so Youtube doesn't work with HDR. Predict similar issues with HDR10+ which Amazon may start using. Despite recent firmware updates I still cannot play UHD purchases from the Google Play store either.

I don't understand. Why buy this when you buy a Xbox One S for cheaper?

Norseg5 m ago

I don't understand. Why buy this when you buy a Xbox One S for cheaper? …I don't understand. Why buy this when you buy a Xbox One S for cheaper?


because you can run kodi insanely fast on this.. run 4k content through it... have a massive retro gaming library installed. and its far more portable. plus its android so can run adroid games and apps.
Edited by: "moneybanks14" 11th Dec 2017

polarbaba39 m ago

These are amazing devices.. overpriced but quality. Nothing comes close.


Also the fact that they are the most wag friendly devices on the market too.lol

Been looking at these, what are they like for retro gaming?

akramfaisal21 m ago

Are you saying Nvidia is lying about support (including media) …Are you saying Nvidia is lying about support (including media) https://www.nvidia.co.uk/shield/shield-tv/#4khdrI've been planning to get a UHD TV and everywhere I've read, there's no issues


Youtube does work in 4k but it can't detect the HDR flag due to the new codecs. Amazon and Netflix are okay for now as I believe they use standard HDR10 but that could easily change if they switch to dynamic metadata (HDR10+).

I'm baffled by Nvidia's claim that the Play Store works in 4k. It doesn't play my UHD purchases and Google also insist you need a Chromecast to access it. Perhaps it's not properly implemented yet?

Which reminds me... I must try iPlayer later to see if the Shield supports HLG, Blue Planet looked very good using LG's built in smart app.
Edited by: "MBeeching" 11th Dec 2017

dazdragon4 m ago

Been looking at these, what are they like for retro gaming?


look up hyperspin, nvidia shield.

moneybanks1439 m ago

because you can run kodi insanely fast on this.. run 4k content through …because you can run kodi insanely fast on this.. run 4k content through it... have a massive retro gaming library installed. and its far more portable. plus its android so can run adroid games and apps.


Plus if you are a PC gamer(with an nvidia card) it streams your games to the TV with excellent results

dazdragon23 m ago

Been looking at these, what are they like for retro gaming?


Installed 1 app (RetroX), can play anything thrown at it by adding the neccessary ROM's

dazdragon29 m ago

Been looking at these, what are they like for retro gaming?


Expensive. If retro gaming is your main focus I suggest a Wii running Homebrew - which is simple to setup - for a fraction of the cost. Nothing barring perhaps a Raspberry Pi comes close, and even then I'd argue the Wii has it beat.

pazuzu172 m ago

Expensive. If retro gaming is your main focus I suggest a Wii running …Expensive. If retro gaming is your main focus I suggest a Wii running Homebrew - which is simple to setup - for a fraction of the cost. Nothing barring perhaps a Raspberry Pi comes close, and even then I'd argue the Wii has it beat.


I have a black Wii not sure if it’s the very first they released or the 2nd gen . Can I install a home brew on it if it’s 2nd gen ?

yozzman123411 m ago

I have a black Wii not sure if it’s the very first they released or the 2 …I have a black Wii not sure if it’s the very first they released or the 2nd gen . Can I install a home brew on it if it’s 2nd gen ?


Yeah you will be fine, have a little look here lifewire.com/mod…514

Heat added as it's the same deal as they did for Black Friday for the best box currently available.

Hearing some of the HDR/4K comments I think I will wait for Gen 3 model before buying my second though. I currently only max out mine at 1080P for which it is fantastic and runs everything I throw at it, getting a 4K OLED next year though.

Would also mention that it was only £119 with both controllers over two years ago now and the hardware is yet to improve. I know that deal hasn't happened again and exchange rates have fallen, but pretty disappointing that this slightly cut down version is still the wrong side of £100.

Magnificent piece of kit. I have it running Plex for all my downloaded content, as well as for IPTV, 4K HDR Netflix, etc. Really powerful and easy to use!

I got this as my main TV box. Done away with sky and went with flawless IPTV . Running Netflix and Disney life and Amazon prime . Kodi and terrium TV. Plays my PC games outstanding well and everything in 4k hdr 10. Highly recommend this box. Kids and wife love it for its simple to use dash board and super easy to set up. Definitely need a decent size flash drive for games etc. Also the built in nvidia store is pretty decent for games also.

Would this be useful as a Plex server? Or would I need to the NAS route for that?

pazuzu171 h, 11 m ago

Expensive. If retro gaming is your main focus I suggest a Wii running …Expensive. If retro gaming is your main focus I suggest a Wii running Homebrew - which is simple to setup - for a fraction of the cost. Nothing barring perhaps a Raspberry Pi comes close, and even then I'd argue the Wii has it beat.


Bad advice. A Wii doesn't run in hd so emulation looks like garbage on a HDTV. It's not powerful enough to run filters and it's no where near powerful enough to run anything like PlayStation , psp, Dreamcast, GameCube, wii or Wii u like the shield is.

Granted, if you want to run games from the 8 bit and 16 bit era you are fine, but the Wii is pretty limited.

Infact, if you wanted an option similar in price to a Wii for emulation you'd infact be much better off with an original Xbox and xbmc.

The shield is without doubt the best way to go, and in reality, 150 odd quid isn't that bad for what it can do.
Edited by: "kristianity77" 11th Dec 2017

Thanks for your help regarding emulation, world this be better than a raspberry pi then?

Is there anyway to watch iTunes movies on this?

Original Poster

Is Google Assistant running on Shield TV available in the UK?
Someone knows if Samsung will sell the SmartThings Link in UK too?

dazdragon14 m ago

Thanks for your help regarding emulation, world this be better than a …Thanks for your help regarding emulation, world this be better than a raspberry pi then?



The shield is in a totally different league to a pi. If the extra difference in cost isn't a problem, then get the shield, it's the be all and end of emulation devices, apart from an expensive PC that is.

You beast! Thanks. Was getting it as a Christmas pressy from my wife and was annoyed that it wasn't nearly as good as the BF price!

Guys, do you need a pc computer to make it work or can you stream from the web ? if so how much does it cost, is the library any good and what sort of internet connection do you need to make it work?

Anjunabeats14 m ago

Guys, do you need a pc computer to make it work or can you stream from the …Guys, do you need a pc computer to make it work or can you stream from the web ? if so how much does it cost, is the library any good and what sort of internet connection do you need to make it work?



Just do a google search . you will get all the info you need

Cold.

It’s been cheaper.

if you want a 4k kodi / game streamer there are cheaper options such as the 4k fire tv.

instal the moonlight app and kodi app on fire tv and save quite a bit of cash

Anjunabeats20 m ago

Guys, do you need a pc computer to make it work or can you stream from the …Guys, do you need a pc computer to make it work or can you stream from the web ? if so how much does it cost, is the library any good and what sort of internet connection do you need to make it work?




No you don't need a PC, you would only need one if you want to stream games installed on your PC.

You can get GeForce Now which gives access to a library of top PC games powered by a GTX 1080 for a monthly fee (around £7pm).

If you plan to use GeForce Now then would strongly recommend a LAN connection and cable/fibre broadband.

Wi-Fi is fine for Kodi, Netflix etc. You also have access to Google Play and a lot of the apps/games are stored locally.

It's a cracking system and well worth the cost. Best of all it is regularly updated by Nvidia and new features/apps are filtering through. Think I've had 40+ updates since I got it, Kudos to Nvidia for keeping the momentum.

yozzman12342 h, 11 m ago

I have a black Wii not sure if it’s the very first they released or the 2 …I have a black Wii not sure if it’s the very first they released or the 2nd gen . Can I install a home brew on it if it’s 2nd gen ?


No.

crazygoldfish9 m ago

Cold.It’s been cheaper.if you want a 4k kodi / game streamer there are c …Cold.It’s been cheaper.if you want a 4k kodi / game streamer there are cheaper options such as the 4k fire tv.instal the moonlight app and kodi app on fire tv and save quite a bit of cash



I have both this and the 4k Fire TV upstairs. The Shield is significantly faster in all tasks and moonlight though good can't compare with homestream. You would also miss out on streaming via a GTX 1080 through GeForce Now.

The Fire TV is good but doesn't come close to replicating the Shield experience. Well worth the additional spend.
Edited by: "Leonintelex" 11th Dec 2017

kristianity771 h, 18 m ago

Bad advice. A Wii doesn't run in hd so emulation looks like garbage on a …Bad advice. A Wii doesn't run in hd so emulation looks like garbage on a HDTV. It's not powerful enough to run filters and it's no where near powerful enough to run anything like PlayStation , psp, Dreamcast, GameCube, wii or Wii u like the shield is. Granted, if you want to run games from the 8 bit and 16 bit era you are fine, but the Wii is pretty limited. Infact, if you wanted an option similar in price to a Wii for emulation you'd infact be much better off with an original Xbox and xbmc.The shield is without doubt the best way to go, and in reality, 150 odd quid isn't that bad for what it can do.


It's true that picture quality with a Wii will not be top notch but a good TV will try and iron out a lot of faults with the reduced picture quality. As for what they will play, well you are totally wrong about that. A tomato can run 8bit and 16bit games so to say that this is the limit for this device is ridiculous.They play Gamecube brilliantly and of course they can play Wii games too they are Wii's after all.

Got it cheaper with controller from very on black Friday but this is a good deal. All those saying about the codecs not playing 4k. Is that a hardware limitation which won't get fixed. Or a software problem which Nvidia could patch

presterjohn7115 m ago

It's true that picture quality with a Wii will not be top notch but a good …It's true that picture quality with a Wii will not be top notch but a good TV will try and iron out a lot of faults with the reduced picture quality. As for what they will play, well you are totally wrong about that. A tomato can run 8bit and 16bit games so to say that this is the limit for this device is ridiculous.They play Gamecube brilliantly and of course they can play Wii games too they are Wii's after all.


But it's still not as good as a shield for emulation. It's not even a debate at this point. The shield is countless times better. Add in vulkan support which is slowly maturing on the shield and recent emulators are starting to fly. All in HD and over to boot. There is simply no reason for someone to buy a Wii over a shield for emulation UNLESS it's due to financial constraints which I totally understand.

A Wii may be cheaper but you have to add storage to it, you have to buy an additional controller to get the most out of it (nunchuck and Wii remote don't cut it and it's awkward). You need a component cable and a TV that supports that or a wii2hdmi adapter to get the best picture quality. You have the hassle of hacking it which granted is easy but it's still a step not required on other devices. And the final problem is that Wii emulators are simply no match for their android counterparts and retroarch in terms of features, compatibility etc.

kristianity7710 m ago

But it's still not as good as a shield for emulation. It's not even a …But it's still not as good as a shield for emulation. It's not even a debate at this point. The shield is countless times better. Add in vulkan support which is slowly maturing on the shield and recent emulators are starting to fly. All in HD and over to boot. There is simply no reason for someone to buy a Wii over a shield for emulation UNLESS it's due to financial constraints which I totally understand. A Wii may be cheaper but you have to add storage to it, you have to buy an additional controller to get the most out of it (nunchuck and Wii remote don't cut it and it's awkward). You need a component cable and a TV that supports that or a wii2hdmi adapter to get the best picture quality. You have the hassle of hacking it which granted is easy but it's still a step not required on other devices. And the final problem is that Wii emulators are simply no match for their android counterparts and retroarch in terms of features, compatibility etc.


No one is saying that the Shield is not a cracking device. The point is you pay a lot for one and many people already have Wii's languishing in the cupboard or are happy to pay £15 for one at Cex. The same goes for hard drives most people have one around or are happy to buy a cheap 320gb for not much money. It's horses for courses. The Wii with a fair bit of work admittedly makes a brilliant Nintendo emulator. If I had a couple of hundred quid spare I would buy the shield but it really does not play Nintendo games any better than a Wii does and the suggestion that it only plays 16bit games was silly.

presterjohn7115 m ago

No one is saying that the Shield is not a cracking device. The point is …No one is saying that the Shield is not a cracking device. The point is you pay a lot for one and many people already have Wii's languishing in the cupboard or are happy to pay £15 for one at Cex. The same goes for hard drives most people have one around or are happy to buy a cheap 320gb for not much money. It's horses for courses. The Wii with a fair bit of work admittedly makes a brilliant Nintendo emulator. If I had a couple of hundred quid spare I would buy the shield but it really does not play Nintendo games any better than a Wii does and the suggestion that it only plays 16bit games was silly.


I actually said that in terms of emulation it won't play past 16 bit consoles. But if you want to tell me what the Wii does in terms of emulation beyond those systems them I'll hold my hands up to being mistaken.

Leonintelex45 m ago

I have both this and the 4k Fire TV upstairs. The Shield is significantly …I have both this and the 4k Fire TV upstairs. The Shield is significantly faster in all tasks and moonlight though good can't compare with homestream. You would also miss out on streaming via a GTX 1080 through GeForce Now.The Fire TV is good but doesn't come close to replicating the Shield experience. Well worth the additional spend.


agree the shield is faster, there is no doubt. Moonlight in my experience has always been more reliable than GFE.

ChrisUK3 h, 31 m ago

Installed 1 app (RetroX), can play anything thrown at it by adding the …Installed 1 app (RetroX), can play anything thrown at it by adding the neccessary ROM's


Don’t you have to pay for that?
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