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Posted 26th Feb

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Currys are doing the new NVidia Shield models with various amounts of Steam Wallet codes.

The basic "flat" model of the new shield is £199 but if you click on the Deal link, you'll be able to buy one with a £10 Steam Wallet voucher thrown in.

More prices and links in the first post ..
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When geforce now was in beta and free it was awesome you could play practically any steam game from your library even without owning a p.c, I don’t own a p.c anymore but still have a steam library , like stadia you stream game from a cloud to the shield, BUT unlike stadia.

geforce can play steam games you already own and bought in the sales, if geforce ever dies and it might you still own those steam games and can play them then on a p.c if you buy another in the future or already own one anyway still. whereas stadia you only bought streaming rights to the game & if stadia goes which it may do, then you loose all those full price streams you bought.

A good example of this is being in a hotel with a fast internet connection, a Shield TV & a Controller and you could be playing your Steam library, whichI think is cool, not a single P.C in sight, or take it round a mates house, maybe they own a laptop that could never play for example Hitman, well you can now, but streaming of course,


sadly now I don’t know if it’s stadia or another company but I hear bethesda and blizzard are pulling game compatibility off geforce now and also a lot of games that were unsupported but still work have now stopped working on geforce anyway probably due to incompatibility issues and games companies refusing to support them officially or it was a GeForce fault I dunno.

Also you could play it like a steam link to streaming your p.c games from your p.c, but whereks the fun in that?
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so what else can it do? Well it’s not all about the geforce now streaming thing, thats not why the shield exists in the first place it’s a TV box (like the fire TV/Roku etc) but does more.

Retro Games up to the N64 very well including ps1 and even PSP games.

Well because it’s The pro model it also can play Dolphin Emulator so Gamecube/Wii though your experience with those games will vary, some will work well, some won’t so it’s a bit of figuring things out. (That’s something your FireTV is never going to do)

once I even got a dreamcast Emulator running but it wasn’t the best but still worked.
I recommend RetroArch Emulator since it has loads of Console Emulators (nes, megadrive, master system, c64, snes, pc engine, turbo graphix, mame, n64, ps1, psp, mega cd etc etc), you just need to supply your own game roms.


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as for the TV stuff it has.

Kodi/Plex - if you know what you can do with these, the answer is yarr!

Netflix, Prime Video, Youtube, Twitch etc anything that doesn’t work can either be sideloaded (look it up) or if that still doesn’t work.

it also has a free Chromecast built in so you can cast stuff like now TV and others that cant install on the box. Some things can also be watched through google chrome which you can sideload and then browse the web (yes with a controller but best with a keyboard/mouse)

ps4/xbox controller can be paired without having to buy an app.
some people have got various other blutooth Controllers to work, some say they have Switch Joycons working on it (it is the same architecture as the Switch built in as far as I know under the hood almost identical)


Not sure why this has been voted down cold, either it’s Been cheaper or noone has a clue what it does or are upset because games have been removed off geforce now, which wasn’t the selling point of this box originally it was a extra bonus feature added on or they think it’s the same as a stadia or roku but it’s not, not quite.


the only thing that it doesn’t do is Apple Itunes Movies/TV etc but maybe one day it will come to android fully and thus the nvidia shield, it was rumoured but then no mention of it so either it’s been pulled or it was a false rumour.


you can download apps from the google play store built in which is limited, from a p.c or tablet or mobile device you can send more apps to it from that stores webpage properly or unofficially you can side load apps if you know how, plenty of guided online, very easy to do, there are still a few apps that won’t work at all, but not many.

my best time with a nvidia shield was my 2015 model until I broke it in 2018, i am waiting on a plug replacement. In 2016 I was annoyed by lack of Features, by late 2016-2018 it was the best time, especially with the geforce now beta that played almost anything of steam, I threw at it but then like I said some games were slowly stopped being supported on geforce now thanks to devs pulling support off there, but on the flipside to that I never bought the shield for the geforce now thing in the first place anyway I bought it for TV apps/Kodi snd retro games, game streaming was just a bonus feature.

it does need a good internet connection though either ethernet or 5ghz Wi-Fi if you wanted to play geforce now stuff still even though it’s limited.
Edited by: "marc1982" 27th Feb
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Don't need this geforce now is out right? Just use anything to play games.
RAGiN_CRiNZ26/02/2020 22:03

Don't need this geforce now is out right? Just use anything to play games.


Depends on what you want really. I use my one mainly for streaming and retro gaming so geforce now really isn't an issue. I'm interested in the new one for the 4K upscaling as well, even though the rest of it isn't much of a bump on the old one.
Hah, obviously the "what is this device and what does it do?" crowd are on tonight with the ice
HankHandsome26/02/2020 22:06

Depends on what you want really. I use my one mainly for streaming and …Depends on what you want really. I use my one mainly for streaming and retro gaming so geforce now really isn't an issue. I'm interested in the new one for the 4K upscaling as well, even though the rest of it isn't much of a bump on the old one.


Do you (can you?) run any PC games on the shield itself Hank?
RAGiN_CRiNZ26/02/2020 22:03

Don't need this geforce now is out right? Just use anything to play games.


You can use this to play games? LOL and there's me only using mine as a very low power consumption Plex server with hardware transcoding amongst other things
Maevoric26/02/2020 22:22

Do you (can you?) run any PC games on the shield itself Hank?


Well when the GeForce Now was in Beta, I was able to run Steam Link on it perfectly fine and played a few of my PC games without an issue. Had PES 2018 running on a 40 inch 4K TV quite nicely

To be completely honest, I haven't tried doing that since GeForce Now came out of Beta.

I do also use mine as a Plex server as well.
Edited by: "HankHandsome" 26th Feb
HankHandsome26/02/2020 22:32

Well when the GeForce Now was in Beta, I was able to run Steam Link on it …Well when the GeForce Now was in Beta, I was able to run Steam Link on it perfectly fine and played a few of my PC games without an issue. Had PES 2018 running on a 40 inch 4K TV quite nicely To be completely honest, I haven't tried doing that since GeForce Now came out of Beta.I do also use mine as a Plex server as well.


Cheers buddy
Maevoric26/02/2020 22:22

Do you (can you?) run any PC games on the shield itself Hank?


Long as GeForce now supports the game it’ll work spot on
Maevoric26/02/2020 22:34

Cheers buddy


If you're going to be online for at least another half an hour, I'll give it a try. I've got nothing better to do
HankHandsome26/02/2020 22:37

If you're going to be online for at least another half an hour, I'll give …If you're going to be online for at least another half an hour, I'll give it a try. I've got nothing better to do


I'm here mate, much appreciated
Maevoric26/02/2020 22:46

I'm here mate, much appreciated


Just tried it and it works fine, although finding compatible games is a bit hit and miss. Got Saints Row 3 up and running fine though, although as it was apparently only partially compatible it says you'd have to install it each time you wanted to play it.
HankHandsome26/02/2020 22:56

Just tried it and it works fine, although finding compatible games is a …Just tried it and it works fine, although finding compatible games is a bit hit and miss. Got Saints Row 3 up and running fine though, although as it was apparently only partially compatible it says you'd have to install it each time you wanted to play it.


Cheers buddy, really useful info
Maevoric26/02/2020 23:03

Cheers buddy, really useful info


No worries. Even went one stage further .. photographic evidence !

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If anyone is interested, apparently there are a couple of amazon warehouse deals for the new shield pro at only £158

amazon.co.uk/NVI…_ce

It seems to imply that the boxes are pretty scratched though, but it's a saving of over £40 quid if you don't mind that.
HankHandsome26/02/2020 23:13

No worries. Even went one stage further .. photographic evidence ! No worries. Even went one stage further .. photographic evidence ! [Image]


Oh wow, you legend, thanks - looks great!
When geforce now was in beta and free it was awesome you could play practically any steam game from your library even without owning a p.c, I don’t own a p.c anymore but still have a steam library , like stadia you stream game from a cloud to the shield, BUT unlike stadia.

geforce can play steam games you already own and bought in the sales, if geforce ever dies and it might you still own those steam games and can play them then on a p.c if you buy another in the future or already own one anyway still. whereas stadia you only bought streaming rights to the game & if stadia goes which it may do, then you loose all those full price streams you bought.

A good example of this is being in a hotel with a fast internet connection, a Shield TV & a Controller and you could be playing your Steam library, whichI think is cool, not a single P.C in sight, or take it round a mates house, maybe they own a laptop that could never play for example Hitman, well you can now, but streaming of course,


sadly now I don’t know if it’s stadia or another company but I hear bethesda and blizzard are pulling game compatibility off geforce now and also a lot of games that were unsupported but still work have now stopped working on geforce anyway probably due to incompatibility issues and games companies refusing to support them officially or it was a GeForce fault I dunno.

Also you could play it like a steam link to streaming your p.c games from your p.c, but whereks the fun in that?
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so what else can it do? Well it’s not all about the geforce now streaming thing, thats not why the shield exists in the first place it’s a TV box (like the fire TV/Roku etc) but does more.

Retro Games up to the N64 very well including ps1 and even PSP games.

Well because it’s The pro model it also can play Dolphin Emulator so Gamecube/Wii though your experience with those games will vary, some will work well, some won’t so it’s a bit of figuring things out. (That’s something your FireTV is never going to do)

once I even got a dreamcast Emulator running but it wasn’t the best but still worked.
I recommend RetroArch Emulator since it has loads of Console Emulators (nes, megadrive, master system, c64, snes, pc engine, turbo graphix, mame, n64, ps1, psp, mega cd etc etc), you just need to supply your own game roms.


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as for the TV stuff it has.

Kodi/Plex - if you know what you can do with these, the answer is yarr!

Netflix, Prime Video, Youtube, Twitch etc anything that doesn’t work can either be sideloaded (look it up) or if that still doesn’t work.

it also has a free Chromecast built in so you can cast stuff like now TV and others that cant install on the box. Some things can also be watched through google chrome which you can sideload and then browse the web (yes with a controller but best with a keyboard/mouse)

ps4/xbox controller can be paired without having to buy an app.
some people have got various other blutooth Controllers to work, some say they have Switch Joycons working on it (it is the same architecture as the Switch built in as far as I know under the hood almost identical)


Not sure why this has been voted down cold, either it’s Been cheaper or noone has a clue what it does or are upset because games have been removed off geforce now, which wasn’t the selling point of this box originally it was a extra bonus feature added on or they think it’s the same as a stadia or roku but it’s not, not quite.


the only thing that it doesn’t do is Apple Itunes Movies/TV etc but maybe one day it will come to android fully and thus the nvidia shield, it was rumoured but then no mention of it so either it’s been pulled or it was a false rumour.


you can download apps from the google play store built in which is limited, from a p.c or tablet or mobile device you can send more apps to it from that stores webpage properly or unofficially you can side load apps if you know how, plenty of guided online, very easy to do, there are still a few apps that won’t work at all, but not many.

my best time with a nvidia shield was my 2015 model until I broke it in 2018, i am waiting on a plug replacement. In 2016 I was annoyed by lack of Features, by late 2016-2018 it was the best time, especially with the geforce now beta that played almost anything of steam, I threw at it but then like I said some games were slowly stopped being supported on geforce now thanks to devs pulling support off there, but on the flipside to that I never bought the shield for the geforce now thing in the first place anyway I bought it for TV apps/Kodi snd retro games, game streaming was just a bonus feature.

it does need a good internet connection though either ethernet or 5ghz Wi-Fi if you wanted to play geforce now stuff still even though it’s limited.
Edited by: "marc1982" 27th Feb
That's a pretty decent price. Maybe it's being compared to the old shield?
Enet27/02/2020 04:40

That's a pretty decent price. Maybe it's being compared to the old shield?


I wondered if i should have listed the tube version with the £50 steam wallet voucher instead - it would have looked better

I'm not too fussed though, i've had deals colder than this before !
marc198227/02/2020 01:45

the only thing that it doesn’t do is Apple Itunes Movies/TV


It also doesn't do chanel 4's on demand either which is a big deal, I have a 2017 Shield but still have to keep a Firestick for 4OD
paulj4827/02/2020 11:21

It also doesn't do chanel 4's on demand either which is a big deal, I have …It also doesn't do chanel 4's on demand either which is a big deal, I have a 2017 Shield but still have to keep a Firestick for 4OD


Hmmm I thought I either Chromecasted it or used the chrome browser to watch it on my shield, when I get my plug sorted i’ll have to recheck some of these things, I don’t remember it's been a while
marc198227/02/2020 12:02

Hmmm I thought I either Chromecasted it or used the chrome browser to …Hmmm I thought I either Chromecasted it or used the chrome browser to watch it on my shield, when I get my plug sorted i’ll have to recheck some of these things, I don’t remember it's been a while


Chromecasting isn't great when the person in the house doesn't have anything to cast it with ie kids, grandparents, babysitter etc. Also not an ideal solution on a £200 product.
paulj4827/02/2020 12:17

Chromecasting isn't great when the person in the house doesn't have …Chromecasting isn't great when the person in the house doesn't have anything to cast it with ie kids, grandparents, babysitter etc. Also not an ideal solution on a £200 product.


This is true

So it’s not ideal but it does work, if you don’t meet those circumstances like your example.
Then last resort.


Maybe just recommend one of these for adults that also own a tablet & mobile phone and know how to chromecast only since it is a bit pricey anyway.

or

resort to kodi on itfor the kids & grandma (and adults who don’t know how to cast or don’t own a tablet/phone nor p.c/freeview/nor any other box) for not only every all 4 offers in an easy to use interface but everything else too.
Edited by: "marc1982" 27th Feb
marc198227/02/2020 12:46

This is trueSo it’s not ideal but it does work, if you don’t meet those ci …This is trueSo it’s not ideal but it does work, if you don’t meet those circumstances like your example.Then last resort.Maybe just recommend one of these for adults that also own a tablet & mobile phone and know how to chromecast only since it is a bit pricey anyway.or resort to kodi on itfor the kids & grandma (and adults who don’t know how to cast or don’t own a tablet/phone nor p.c/freeview/nor any other box) for not only every all 4 offers in an easy to use interface but everything else too.


I just kept my existing Firestick when I bought the Shield, should have done my homework better but the Shield is now utilised as a low power consumption Plex server as well.
Way over priced. The 2017 shield with gamepad and remote used to cost 150 direct from nvidia and currys when on sale.
Total ripoff that this so called new version is more expensive and offers less.
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