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NVIDIA Shield TV (Tube) + £10 Steam Wallet Code £147.03 @ Currys

£147.03£156.996%Currys PC World Deals
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Posted 13th Jan

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Decent price here for a UK seller of the Shield (actually cheaper than buying just the Shield on it's own)

Currys also have the Pro model in stock ( difference is 3GB RAM, 2 x USB ports and Plex Media Server ability) for £199.99
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I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. Couldn’t tell the difference with its AI upscaling. Perhaps my TV does a good enough job itself and as time goes on I think the up scaling sell point will be one rather obsolete as more and more HD and 4K content emerges. I also complained to NVIDIA support about stuttering in apps like Netflix and catchup apps. This wasn’t present on my TVs smart features or on a cheap Chinese android box. They where unresponsive and uncommitted to solving the issue. It was therefore returned. Considering the £200 price tag I thought it added very little improvement
Edited by: "holidaymann2" 13th Jan
holidaymann213/01/2020 13:22

I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. …I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. Couldn’t tell the difference with its AI upscaling. Perhaps my TV does a good enough job itself and as time goes on I think the up scaling sell point will be one rather obsolete as more and more HD and 4K content emerges. I also complained to NVIDIA support about stuttering in apps like Netflix and catchup apps. This wasn’t present on my TVs smart features or on a cheap Chinese android box. They where unresponsive and uncommitted to solving the issue. It was therefore returned. Considering the £200 price tag I thought it added very little improvement


Shame your experience wasn't great, have to say that I've found the AI upscaling to be great, I've moved it down to medium since these photos but these were from my 4K projector (BenQ TK800) on a 106" screen

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Only difference is ram as you already get 2 usb and plex media on the 2017 model.
DryUrEyesMate13/01/2020 13:13

Only difference is ram as you already get 2 usb and plex media on the 2017 …Only difference is ram as you already get 2 usb and plex media on the 2017 model.


I meant difference between the 2019 Tube and the 2019 Pro. I've actually all three
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 13:14

I meant difference between the 2019 Tube and the 2019 Pro. I've actually …I meant difference between the 2019 Tube and the 2019 Pro. I've actually all three


Gotcha
I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. Couldn’t tell the difference with its AI upscaling. Perhaps my TV does a good enough job itself and as time goes on I think the up scaling sell point will be one rather obsolete as more and more HD and 4K content emerges. I also complained to NVIDIA support about stuttering in apps like Netflix and catchup apps. This wasn’t present on my TVs smart features or on a cheap Chinese android box. They where unresponsive and uncommitted to solving the issue. It was therefore returned. Considering the £200 price tag I thought it added very little improvement
Edited by: "holidaymann2" 13th Jan
Good deal! Wish I'd seen this before purchasing mine from Amazon a few weeks back.
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 13:14

I meant difference between the 2019 Tube and the 2019 Pro. I've actually …I meant difference between the 2019 Tube and the 2019 Pro. I've actually all three



So are you offloading one of them then?
darsuke13/01/2020 13:34

So are you offloading one of them then?


No Cabin (Pro), Living Room (Tube), Bedroom (2017) as not a 4k screen so no need for AI upscale etc
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 13:36

No Cabin (Pro), Living Room (Tube), Bedroom (2017) as not a 4k …No Cabin (Pro), Living Room (Tube), Bedroom (2017) as not a 4k screen so no need for AI upscale etc



damn
For anyone never had one before is the tube a decent first purchase?
Worried about the low ram
Edited by: "darsuke" 13th Jan
darsuke13/01/2020 13:38

damn For anyone never had one before is the tube a decent first …damn For anyone never had one before is the tube a decent first purchase?Worried about the low ram


Depending on what you plan with it, as actually another difference is that it only runs 32Bit Android, so cannot run Dolphin emulator. Everything else I've thrown at it seems fine though. UI is snappy, GeForce Now works a charm as does Steam Link and TiviMate which I use for IPTV and can run 9 screens at once with.
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 13:43

Depending on what you plan with it, as actually another difference is that …Depending on what you plan with it, as actually another difference is that it only runs 32Bit Android, so cannot run Dolphin emulator. Everything else I've thrown at it seems fine though. UI is snappy, GeForce Now works a charm as does Steam Link and TiviMate which I use for IPTV and can run 9 screens at once with.



Purely looking to improve kodi nothing else. Don't game or emulate
I'm a dab hand with kodi but my hardware is nothing like a shield.
A gen 2 Fire TV 4k and gen 1 4k stick.
What I want to know is... Can I play max payne 3 with this thing? Anyone know?
will.liu13/01/2020 13:56

What I want to know is... Can I play max payne 3 with this thing? Anyone …What I want to know is... Can I play max payne 3 with this thing? Anyone know?


It's not in the list of supported games on GeForce Now but may work through Steam Link

nvidia.com/en-…es/
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 14:00

It's not in the list of supported games on GeForce Now but may work …It's not in the list of supported games on GeForce Now but may work through Steam Linkhttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce-now/supported-games/


I see the gamestream supports it but I'm confused what it is or if the shield tv has this gamestream (prob not). Thanks though
will.liu13/01/2020 14:03

I see the gamestream supports it but I'm confused what it is or if the …I see the gamestream supports it but I'm confused what it is or if the shield tv has this gamestream (prob not). Thanks though


Yes Game Stream is the streaming through your home network. So PC turned on, Shield fires up and asks for MP3 your PC plays it and streams it to the Shield.

Compared to GeForce Now which is all Cloud based streaming of games that are in your Steam library (PC doesn't need to be on)

All Shields have Game Stream functionality.
Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 13th Jan
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 14:14

Yes Game Stream is the streaming through your home network. So PC turned …Yes Game Stream is the streaming through your home network. So PC turned on, Shield fires up and asks for MP3 your PC plays it and streams it to the Shield. Compared to GeForce Now which is all Cloud based streaming of games that are in your Steam library (PC doesn't need to be on)All Shields have Game Stream functionality.


Oooh seems like I can play it... Very very tempting
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 14:14

Yes Game Stream is the streaming through your home network. So PC turned …Yes Game Stream is the streaming through your home network. So PC turned on, Shield fires up and asks for MP3 your PC plays it and streams it to the Shield. Compared to GeForce Now which is all Cloud based streaming of games that are in your Steam library (PC doesn't need to be on)All Shields have Game Stream functionality.


Sorry one more question... my laptop has the processor to play this game but the graphics card isn't good enough, so can I take advantage of the shield tvs gpu or is the nvidia totally relying on my laptop to run the game and just streams it in 4k? Sorry to be a pain
will.liu13/01/2020 14:19

Sorry one more question... my laptop has the processor to play this game …Sorry one more question... my laptop has the processor to play this game but the graphics card isn't good enough, so can I take advantage of the shield tvs gpu or is the nvidia totally relying on my laptop to run the game and just streams it in 4k? Sorry to be a pain


Game Stream is totally based on PC hardware.

If it does work through GeForce Now and then Steam it would be run from Nvidia servers but I don't believe it is compatible right now.
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 14:21

Game Stream is totally based on PC hardware. If it does work through …Game Stream is totally based on PC hardware. If it does work through GeForce Now and then Steam it would be run from Nvidia servers but I don't believe it is compatible right now.


Ah thank you, seems like I was too happy too early lol
What's the difference between this and the pro? I purely want to use it for my emby server and play 10bit x265 files
Donamilo13/01/2020 14:34

What's the difference between this and the pro? I purely want to use it …What's the difference between this and the pro? I purely want to use it for my emby server and play 10bit x265 files


Already mentioned in the OP but it's

Currys also have the Pro model in stock ( difference is 3GB RAM, 2 x USB ports and Plex Media Server ability) for £199.99 if running as a server then yeah the extra GB of RAM will be handy, processor is the same.
What's the best prices these 2019 models have been so far?
darsuke13/01/2020 14:38

What's the best prices these 2019 models have been so far?


Cheaper with Amazon France I think it was £136 but no Steam voucher, here in the UK I don't believe they've had a discount anywhere, cheapest sometimes was eBay with a 10% code if seller hadn't marked up.
Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 13th Jan
i am seriously about to buy this as a client for my emby/plex server
Donamilo13/01/2020 14:50

i am seriously about to buy this as a client for my emby/plex server


I use this Tube in my front room, have assigned the 'Netflix' button extra actions so a double press now fires up Plex and a Press+Hold loads up TiviMate, makes it simple to get to my media. Doesn't skip a beat when streaming 4K Atmos files across my home network.
holidaymann213/01/2020 13:22

I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. …I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. Couldn’t tell the difference with its AI upscaling. Perhaps my TV does a good enough job itself and as time goes on I think the up scaling sell point will be one rather obsolete as more and more HD and 4K content emerges. I also complained to NVIDIA support about stuttering in apps like Netflix and catchup apps. This wasn’t present on my TVs smart features or on a cheap Chinese android box. They where unresponsive and uncommitted to solving the issue. It was therefore returned. Considering the £200 price tag I thought it added very little improvement


Shame your experience wasn't great, have to say that I've found the AI upscaling to be great, I've moved it down to medium since these photos but these were from my 4K projector (BenQ TK800) on a 106" screen

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AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 13:43

Depending on what you plan with it, as actually another difference is that …Depending on what you plan with it, as actually another difference is that it only runs 32Bit Android, so cannot run Dolphin emulator. Everything else I've thrown at it seems fine though. UI is snappy, GeForce Now works a charm as does Steam Link and TiviMate which I use for IPTV and can run 9 screens at once with.


Are sure about that did it stop supporting dolphin? As it used to run on my 2017 model
Edited by: "marc1982" 13th Jan
marc198213/01/2020 15:01

Are sure about that did it stop supporting dolphin? As it used to run on …Are sure about that did it stop supporting dolphin? As it used to run on my 2017 model


the Tube version 2GB RAM runs 32-Bit Android, Dolphin requires 64-Bit which the old 2017 model and the Pro run. Dolphin still works on those two models, just the strange choice of 32-Bit means it doesn't work on the tube model.

piunikaweb.com/201…ps/

ATTENTION! The new Nvidia Shield Android TV NON-PRO version is running in 32-Bit Mode so 64 BIt Apps like Dolphin will not work! This is super upsetting, to say the least, so if you want 64-bit apps you will need to buy the PRO Version.
Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 13th Jan
holidaymann213/01/2020 13:22

I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. …I bought the Pro version before Christmas and was utterly unimpressed. Couldn’t tell the difference with its AI upscaling. Perhaps my TV does a good enough job itself and as time goes on I think the up scaling sell point will be one rather obsolete as more and more HD and 4K content emerges. I also complained to NVIDIA support about stuttering in apps like Netflix and catchup apps. This wasn’t present on my TVs smart features or on a cheap Chinese android box. They where unresponsive and uncommitted to solving the issue. It was therefore returned. Considering the £200 price tag I thought it added very little improvement


Must be your box needs sending back to nvidia to fix, never had any stuttering issues on 2017 model, may wanna swap for older mode.
catchup apps are done by chromecasting, also fine.
Edited by: "marc1982" 13th Jan
AbandonedTrolley13/01/2020 15:03

the Tube version 2GB RAM runs 32 bit Android, Dolphin requires 64 bit …the Tube version 2GB RAM runs 32 bit Android, Dolphin requires 64 bit which the old 2017 model and the Pro run. https://piunikaweb.com/2019/10/31/nvidia-shield-tv-2019-reportedly-supports-only-32-bit-apps/ATTENTION! The new Nvidia Shield Android TV NON-PRO version is running in 32-Bit Mode so 64 BIt Apps like Dolphin will not work! This is super upsetting, to say the least, so if you want 64-bit apps you will need to buy the PRO Version.


Ahhh didn’t know that thank you
Other than lack of Dolphin are there any downsides to only 32bit from a Kodi use case? Is the UI quick on the tube model or is it worth springing the extra for the pro?
ddaann_9913/01/2020 15:09

Other than lack of Dolphin are there any downsides to only 32bit from a …Other than lack of Dolphin are there any downsides to only 32bit from a Kodi use case? Is the UI quick on the tube model or is it worth springing the extra for the pro?


Yeah it's all swift on the tube. USB ports are another big plus for the Pro
Hopefully some deals for the older model with controller start emerging again. Can't really see many so far.
marc198213/01/2020 15:04

Must be your box needs sending back to nvidia to fix, never had any …Must be your box needs sending back to nvidia to fix, never had any stuttering issues on 2017 model, may wanna swap for older mode.catchup apps are done by chromecasting, also fine.


It went back
What is this for if you already have a 4k smart tv with netflix, etc?
bear in mind that the tube version is only 32 bit and the pro version is 64 bit
you can side load stuff onto these easy, also put older version of dolphin browser too
So if a game isn't supported by geforce now such as max payne 3, can you still play it and save via steam link?
ady8513/01/2020 16:36

So if a game isn't supported by geforce now such as max payne 3, can you …So if a game isn't supported by geforce now such as max payne 3, can you still play it and save via steam link?


It's a hard sell tbh but these will run things a hell of a lot better than your TV will. I've a Sony smart TV and it lags, this doesn't.
I assume you can't expand the storage via USB?
darsuke13/01/2020 13:46

Purely looking to improve kodi nothing else. Don't game or emulate Purely looking to improve kodi nothing else. Don't game or emulate I'm a dab hand with kodi but my hardware is nothing like a shield.A gen 2 Fire TV 4k and gen 1 4k stick.


Kodi slow part is getting the sources from the sites so getting this won't improve speed of kodi compared to you 4k fire TV I wouldn't think... But for ethernet connection it's a must a feel for get smooth 4k content playback.
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