NVIDIA Shield 16 GB Android TV Box With Controller @ Amazon - £169.99
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NVIDIA Shield 16 GB Android TV Box With Controller @ Amazon - £169.99

£169.99
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Found 16th Dec 2016
SOLD OUT - 2 Units in stock peeps - I posted this yesterday sold out in half an hour. NVIDIA Shield 16 GB Android TV Box With Controller

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Original Poster

Amazon should start paying me commission not HUKD

I thought I got a bad price when I paid £135 for this back in March or so, but it just keeps getting more expensive

Original Poster

Lahn

I thought I got a bad price when I paid £135 for this back in March or … I thought I got a bad price when I paid £135 for this back in March or so, but it just keeps getting more expensive


6 sold in 23 mins yesterday. I love it personally.

cheaper than this with 2 controllers earlier in the year...xmas drought tax no doubt

ontheqt

6 sold in 23 mins yesterday. I love it personally.


I used to rely more on my shield tv, but my TV has gotten a lot of updates (used to only have netflix), and I can now watch iplayer, amazon video, youtube in 4K and plex on it, so the only thing I would actually get better via the shield is Netflix in HDR - but the HDR on my TV isn't that great.

Oh and for geforce game streaming of course!

Original Poster

Lahn

I used to rely more on my shield tv, but my TV has gotten a lot of … I used to rely more on my shield tv, but my TV has gotten a lot of updates (used to only have netflix), and I can now watch iplayer, amazon video, youtube in 4K and plex on it, so the only thing I would actually get better via the shield is Netflix in HDR - but the HDR on my TV isn't that great.Oh and for geforce game streaming of course!



I bought a 8 bit Pannie and its excellent. Settings need a bit of a fiddle. Have to say though that Neflix and Iplayer are better on shield. You can now get UHD content on iplayer. Shame the other on demand apps aren't working on the Shield, unless you cast channel 4 on demand. Fire TV stick has the ondemand apps and its Android too so whats the crack?

ontheqt

I bought a 8 bit Pannie and its excellent. Settings need a bit of a … I bought a 8 bit Pannie and its excellent. Settings need a bit of a fiddle. Have to say though that Neflix and Iplayer are better on shield. You can now get UHD content on iplayer. Shame the other on demand apps aren't working on the Shield, unless you cast channel 4 on demand. Fire TV stick has the ondemand apps and its Android too so whats the crack?


I think you misunderstood me - I was very happy with my shield, but my TV can now do most of the things I previously needed the shield for - and it's a nicer UI and only requires one remote control, so just easier

No idea why this is cold? - these are like hen's teeth and this is the rrp - else if you really want one you have to pay some numpty on ebay an extra £50 over rrp

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dotnetter

No idea why this is cold? - these are like hen's teeth and this is the … No idea why this is cold? - these are like hen's teeth and this is the rrp - else if you really want one you have to pay some numpty on ebay an extra £50 over rrp



HotUKdeals is a fickle beast. Same deal yesterday was going hot until I expired it as sold out within half hour. hotukdeals.com/dea…804

Great box. I bought it for £118 last year with remote included.

Original Poster

Rathore

Great box. I bought it for £118 last year with remote included.


I bought a second unit recently used like new for £136. My first unit was £99 in the Amazon prime day thingy.

Sold one on ebay with the extra controller for £260 last week. used and a year old

this is a good deal. just look on e bay or other sites. not getting it at this price!

Lahn

I thought I got a bad price when I paid £135 for this back in March or … I thought I got a bad price when I paid £135 for this back in March or so, but it just keeps getting more expensive


would this be because it has been discontinued?

covforce

would this be because it has been discontinued?


Oh, it has? Then I would've expected the price to decrease even further, no? - or is it a collectable now, or just 'cause it's still the best (most powerful) device available in its class?

Stock has been limited all over since the £99 amazon sale. A new version is due early next year. As it's release this year slipped.

Lahn

Oh, it has? Then I would've expected the price to decrease even further, … Oh, it has? Then I would've expected the price to decrease even further, no? - or is it a collectable now, or just 'cause it's still the best (most powerful) device available in its class?



Well if its the best most powerful device in it's class and is now discontinued then obviously the price will be more as it's more sort after!

googleboogle

Stock has been limited all over since the £99 amazon sale. A new version … Stock has been limited all over since the £99 amazon sale. A new version is due early next year. As it's release this year slipped.



I've googled far and wide for details of the next version of this...never managed to find any details...have you got a link showing details please...or is this just hearsay and speculation?
Edited by: "dotnetter" 16th Dec 2016

Thanks OP - been after one of these for a while now

Original Poster

dotnetter

I've googled far and wide for details of the next version of this...never … I've googled far and wide for details of the next version of this...never managed to find any details...have you got a link showing details please...or is this just hearsay and speculation?



The new Nintendo device has taken up all Nvidia resources, hence no tablet K1 either. The Nintendo is powered by Nvidia GPU and according to press this is why Nvidia Shield devices are rare.

it's not worth this kind of money. it's a good device but realistically should be under £100 these days. you can get a decent mini PC or NUC for this money.

beljim7419

it's not worth this kind of money. it's a good device but realistically … it's not worth this kind of money. it's a good device but realistically should be under £100 these days. you can get a decent mini PC or NUC for this money.



​I agree it should be around 100 mark. however it is a great kit. I'm using it a plex server. runs like a charm and low power consumption as well.

Original Poster

well someone likes it sold out again.

dotnetter

I've googled far and wide for details of the next version of this...never … I've googled far and wide for details of the next version of this...never managed to find any details...have you got a link showing details please...or is this just hearsay and speculation?



Don't have it to hand. It was some patents they had filed in the us. And the up coming ces show.

googleboogle

Stock has been limited all over since the £99 amazon sale. A new version … Stock has been limited all over since the £99 amazon sale. A new version is due early next year. As it's release this year slipped.



Where did you read that? Upgraded specs?

googleboogle

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.pocket-lint.com/news/139665-new-nvidia-shield-android-tv-box-and-controller-expected-for-ces-2017.amphtml?client=safari



Was hoping for a spec bump for demanding emulators

dotnetter

No idea why this is cold? - these are like hen's teeth and this is the … No idea why this is cold? - these are like hen's teeth and this is the rrp - else if you really want one you have to pay some numpty on ebay an extra £50 over rrp


More expensive than it was a year ago

Back in stock, btw

is it better then the new version?

Original Poster

1macbed

is it better then the new version?


I replaced my 16gb 2015 for the pro. The 16gb 2015 is better than the new 2017 model. Some of the features in the old model arnt present in the new. I did however update to the 2017 pro model which keeps all the features of the 2015 and adds a premium rechargeable remote and a nicely updated game controller with hepatic feed back. Pro it's a massive premium though. Personally I think it's worth the extra.

ontheqt

I replaced my 16gb 2015 for the pro. The 16gb 2015 is better than the new … I replaced my 16gb 2015 for the pro. The 16gb 2015 is better than the new 2017 model. Some of the features in the old model arnt present in the new. I did however update to the 2017 pro model which keeps all the features of the 2015 and adds a premium rechargeable remote and a nicely updated game controller with hepatic feed back. Pro it's a massive premium though. Personally I think it's worth the extra.



it is rather expensive to be fair... plan was that i would get the 16gb veesion and add a usb3 external drive to it for 60ish quid and thats 2tb... £250 for the pro... that more than PS4! oO ... what to do...

Original Poster

1macbed

it is rather expensive to be fair... plan was that i would get the 16gb … it is rather expensive to be fair... plan was that i would get the 16gb veesion and add a usb3 external drive to it for 60ish quid and thats 2tb... £250 for the pro... that more than PS4! oO ... what to do...



If your paying 169.99 your obviously like the fact your getting a premium machine. I went for the pro as I am running a plex server and my unit is also a dvr now too, I have a 2tb hard drive plugged in for media. Games and apps always run and load quicker of an internal drive. The 16gb is an excellent choice, but it will fill quickly. If you do go for a 16gb model make sure you go for the 2015 as its got IR and SD card slot. If getting a SD card expect to pay £40 for a highspeed card otherwise games and apps stored on it wont run well and it will take the premium feel away.
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