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NVIDIA Shield TV £136.36 @ Amazon France
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NVIDIA Shield TV £136.36 @ Amazon France

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Posted 3rd Jan

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Details & characteristics

The latest Nvidia Tegra x1 + processor makes the shield 25% faster than the previous generation.
Deliver 4K HD video with the power of AI - clearer improved 4K video in real time
Search for movies, programs, control your reading, TV, light and more.
Turn your SHIELD TV into a gaming PC with hundreds of titles. Store in the cloud, play with other friends on laptops, desktops, etc. with GeForce NOW.
The fusion of Dolby Vision HDR image and Dolby Atmos sound turns your TV into an entertainment machine.

Product information

Processor manufacturer Nvidia
Maker NVIDIA
Operating system Chromium
Processor family Tegra
Processor frequency 2.3
Product dimensions 4 x 4 x 16.5 cm
Type of optical storage device Ninguno
Part number 945-13430-2505-000
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The 25% performance increase is a lie. Benchmarks are showing 15-17% with reviews saying it’s not worth upgrading from older models.
It's worth the upgrade for the AI upscalling...
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The 25% performance increase is a lie. Benchmarks are showing 15-17% with reviews saying it’s not worth upgrading from older models.
It's worth the upgrade for the AI upscalling...
Nice. The remote is really good. At this price it's well worth it
Yes, I saw those benchmarks as well but i'm still interested in the 4K upscaling though.

This tube version is a bit daft, but at least it's got a built in SD Card slot.

I might wait a while to see if the other version comes down in price - no major hurry as i've got the 2018 version anyway.
Good price, but going to wait for them to fix the bugs, heard there’s a few issues with it.
Just got my shield Pro today
Hasn't gone on sale, so bit the bullet and paid full price on amazon.
Going to install plex, popcorn time when I get home later .
Any other apps for free movies /TV?
Simple debate really on whether this is worth the upgrade, do you wanna spend the money or not? If not, you aren't missing out on too much. If you do wanna spend it, you're gonna get something worth the money especially if you take into consideration the fact flogging your old one will bring you a good half of the money.

UI Upscaling is great on the apps it works with, I sold my original 2015 shield 2 years ago to buy an apple TV 4k (that's been my flagship device ever since) and I find myself using the shield for everything now apart from watching my own media from my Synology nas, and that's only down to the fact the Infuse app for tvos is brilliant, and sadly isn't an option for android. The remote is brilliant also. Batterys last ages (bought mine on launch day in the UK and I've only lost about 15% of my battery power upto now) even think the design looks great too but I'm aware I'm on my own with that one for the most part. Good price, worth saving the money and waiting the extra time for delivery.
I want the pro model. That will be worth the upgrade. I would say the 2017 model second hand (or holding onto it you already have it) would possibly be a better buy than this.
Anthonyuk03/01/2020 22:28

I want the pro model. That will be worth the upgrade. I would say the 2017 …I want the pro model. That will be worth the upgrade. I would say the 2017 model second hand (or holding onto it you already have it) would possibly be a better buy than this.



Just had a glance at the ebay prices for 2017 Shields and they're really high - basically the same as a new 2019 model.
Edited by: "FoSho" 3rd Jan
The AI is good, the Tube shape I like because it is hidden behind my TV which is on a pedestal stand.
The shape of the remote means it’s comfortable to hold and it works a lot better than the old one.
This seems a big improvement over the 2018 model which I also found was very good until I got this 2019 model which is to me a lot better than the old model.
This new model I find is a lot quicker and seems more polished in its operations.
I will now sell my old 2018 model on Flea bay as it’s still a great machine.
If I sold my current model at CEX and kept the controller, i'd only have to pay £60 quid for the one in this deal.

The tube design puts me off though.
Edited by: "HankHandsome" 3rd Jan
markdigi03/01/2020 22:21

Good price, but going to wait for them to fix the bugs, heard there’s a f …Good price, but going to wait for them to fix the bugs, heard there’s a few issues with it.


I agree - bought the Pro model before Xmas and it does need the bugs to be sorted out (crashes quite a bit). This is my first android box and as a steamer/overall media box it is exceptional. I use it as a Plex server and it plays 4K without any issues. The upscaling is also great. Just need those damned bugs sorting out now. Also the second hand prices for older models seem to be holding out well.
Couple of used ones of the tube version from Amazon Warehouse for only £3 quid more - would save the hassle (and wait) of ordering from France I suppose

amazon.co.uk/gp/…8-3
guitar_h3ro03/01/2020 22:25

Just got my shield Pro today Hasn't gone on sale, so bit the bullet …Just got my shield Pro today Hasn't gone on sale, so bit the bullet and paid full price on amazon. Going to install plex, popcorn time when I get home later .Any other apps for free movies /TV?


Catmouse, unblockmytv and live net TV are my choice apps.
I’ve got Sony crackle and tubi tv on mine - both legal sources but you need a US vpn.

pluto tv is another good one as well - legal source and no need for a vp
Great media player and good for game streaming with GTX or RTX cards.

Awful plex server.

heat
How does this work as a plex server and how many multiple streams would you say it could handle ? And can it do 4k
This is rated as good for gaming..I have one...but it's only Google play games as the Nvidia games no longer work...pretty crap...
I’m confused (doesn’t take much!). So I have the 2015 pro version and use to watch movies and play games via nvidia GeForce now, is the new version (tube) better or worst than mine as seems the specs are lower unless I’m mistaken
crazygoldfish03/01/2020 22:56

Great media player and good for game streaming with GTX or RTX cards.Awful …Great media player and good for game streaming with GTX or RTX cards.Awful plex server.heat


How is it an awful Plex server? Goes against most things I've read about it
crazygoldfish03/01/2020 22:56

Great media player and good for game streaming with GTX or RTX cards.Awful …Great media player and good for game streaming with GTX or RTX cards.Awful plex server.heat


Ive heard from multiple places that this can handle a 4k stream via plex - not true?
Don't forget the 'tube' can only run 32 bit versions of apps unlike the new Pro version or the older Shields that run 64bit apps.
Edited by: "paulj48" 3rd Jan
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wipe0wt209703/01/2020 23:05

I’m confused (doesn’t take much!). So I have the 2015 pro version and use …I’m confused (doesn’t take much!). So I have the 2015 pro version and use to watch movies and play games via nvidia GeForce now, is the new version (tube) better or worst than mine as seems the specs are lower unless I’m mistaken



worse, 32bit only and no USB ports
Low price for the tube version but the tube isn't 64bit and has many issues. Believe it or not, its worth paying more for the pro version IMO. Either 2017 or 2019 model, both have way more capability
pr2thej03/01/2020 23:06

Ive heard from multiple places that this can handle a 4k stream via plex - …Ive heard from multiple places that this can handle a 4k stream via plex - not true?


It’s a brilliant 4k player ... better with Kodi or VLC. Bit iffy with 4k and plex depending on your server.
Blofse03/01/2020 23:14

Low price for the tube version but the tube isn't 64bit and has many …Low price for the tube version but the tube isn't 64bit and has many issues. Believe it or not, its worth paying more for the pro version IMO. Either 2017 or 2019 model, both have way more capability


For someone who just wants to upgrade from a tempremental raspberry pi for Kodi is this worthwhile? Is the 32bit/64bit gonna affect my use case?
Edited by: "ddaann_99" 3rd Jan
crazygoldfish03/01/2020 23:16

It’s a brilliant 4k player ... better with Kodi or VLC. Bit iffy with 4k …It’s a brilliant 4k player ... better with Kodi or VLC. Bit iffy with 4k and plex depending on your server.


Oh fine. Was planning on getting one for the server rather than the client.
Bought this as soon as it came out, absolutely love it!!! This is my fourth Shield TV decide, have a given others away as presents. The tube is perfect in terms of size and updated features. Would have been nice to have HDMI 2.1, but at the moment I don't have anything else that has HDMI 2.1
FoSho03/01/2020 23:05

How is it an awful Plex server? Goes against most things I've read about it


It’s stable for about 1-2 weeks and then just dies.

Constant issues with the server not being available and needing reset.

Plenty of others on the shield and plex Reddit’s report the same issue.

I eventually gave up with the shield as a plex server and now use a Dell Optiolex 9010 and never had a single issue since.

Still use my shield as a player..... brilliant as a player and a game streamer.
pr2thej03/01/2020 23:18

Oh fine. Was planning on getting one for the server rather than the client.


Some people are happy.... I struggled.


Its worth going on the plex Reddit and seeing what others are up to.
I have the 2017 shield, I was planning on upgrading but it just doesn't seem like a big enough upgrade to justify the price increase. The remote looks cool though, I believe they will sell that seperately soon so will pick that up.
guitar_h3ro03/01/2020 22:25

Just got my shield Pro today Hasn't gone on sale, so bit the bullet …Just got my shield Pro today Hasn't gone on sale, so bit the bullet and paid full price on amazon. Going to install plex, popcorn time when I get home later .Any other apps for free movies /TV?


Cinema HD and subscribe to realdebrid
Good price, worth paying extra for pro imo mm ore flexibility over the long term
crazygoldfish03/01/2020 23:24

It’s stable for about 1-2 weeks and then just dies. Constant issues with t …It’s stable for about 1-2 weeks and then just dies. Constant issues with the server not being available and needing reset.Plenty of others on the shield and plex Reddit’s report the same issue.I eventually gave up with the shield as a plex server and now use a Dell Optiolex 9010 and never had a single issue since.Still use my shield as a player..... brilliant as a player and a game streamer.


I have zero issues with a 2017 model as a Plex server, licensed for hardware transcoding without a PlexPass is a bonus too.
Still use my First Gen Shield and works flawlessly to this day

Can't see any reason to upgrade especially if the remote is one of the features. I use my harmony remote for everything
According to the attached review I don't think the tube version runs plex but the pro version does
I have Plex on my shield which is connected to my synology nas and it works fine and streams my 4K content without an issue.

Emby, on the other hand, won’t work at all
Darthpeter03/01/2020 22:39

I agree - bought the Pro model before Xmas and it does need the bugs to be …I agree - bought the Pro model before Xmas and it does need the bugs to be sorted out (crashes quite a bit). This is my first android box and as a steamer/overall media box it is exceptional. I use it as a Plex server and it plays 4K without any issues. The upscaling is also great. Just need those damned bugs sorting out now. Also the second hand prices for older models seem to be holding out well.


Does this stream 4k HDR via plex
crazygoldfish03/01/2020 23:16

It’s a brilliant 4k player ... better with Kodi or VLC. Bit iffy with 4k …It’s a brilliant 4k player ... better with Kodi or VLC. Bit iffy with 4k and plex depending on your server.


What makes it better with Kodi? I’m using a H96 max android box and find it great for Kodi what makes this better?
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