Nvidia Shield TV with remote (16GB) - £159.49 @ Amazon
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Nvidia Shield TV with remote (16GB) - £159.49 @ Amazon

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Posted 10th Sep
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Amazing bit of kit, heat added. This is a steal at any price, but this is the lowest I've seen it priced for quite some time so it's worth picking up.

Edit: this doesn't come with a gaming controller. It's still decent, but worth paying the extra if you would use it.
Edited by: "Laxet" 10th Sep
@garbagerich I've got my 2015 16 GB model in mid 2016 for 99.99. I still don't believe that I actually bought it so cheap. Best buy ever...
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Edited by: "petar_cska" 10th Sep
These always pop up for Black Friday, something to consider anyway.

I paid £149.99 last year which included the controller and a £10 steam wallet gift card. My guess is they will have similar deals running this year as well.
Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 10th Sep
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Amazing bit of kit, heat added. This is a steal at any price, but this is the lowest I've seen it priced for quite some time so it's worth picking up.

Edit: this doesn't come with a gaming controller. It's still decent, but worth paying the extra if you would use it.
Edited by: "Laxet" 10th Sep
Is it worth waiting for a newer model at this point?
I cant believe this is still the best kit (I know it is) as its been the best for about a decade now hasn't it?
These always pop up for Black Friday, something to consider anyway.

I paid £149.99 last year which included the controller and a £10 steam wallet gift card. My guess is they will have similar deals running this year as well.
Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 10th Sep
I picked one up 4 years ago. Great bit of kit, and used daily. Updates are regular and supports just about everything you could ask for effortlessly.
£158.39 on amazon warehouse with controller used/good

£162.74 used/ very good
Edited by: "pbigmoon" 10th Sep
FoSho10/09/2019 10:48

Is it worth waiting for a newer model at this point?


There is 1 reported to be coming.
So yes it could be worthwhile waiting.
Edited by: "DCFC79" 10th Sep
I'm waiting for the new model which should hopefully be announced in the next few months. I got one of these at xmas and returned, the Android 9 interface on it was just a bit too crowded for me, and it wouldn't play some media files I wanted out of the box without adding additional codecs, extensions, etc.

Probably good for some people but wasn't for me, just be prepared to spend some time with it customising how you want. Hopefully the new version will be a bit more up to date in this regard!
pbigmoon10/09/2019 11:09

£158.39 on amazon warehouse with controller used/good£162.74 used/ very g …£158.39 on amazon warehouse with controller used/good£162.74 used/ very good


I'd be slightly wary of buying one of the used deals with the controller, as the controllers aren't very robust. Both mine and my dad's broke, and they weren't abused in the slightest. The battery can just go and you can't fix them easily. Fine if you plug them into a USB source though but makes them less portable. Also, the buttons are rubbish and end up sticking. Both common problems. If you want a controller then I'd advise buying new and not used (unless you plan on selling the controller straight away)
MisterMadHatter10/09/2019 11:37

I'd be slightly wary of buying one of the used deals with the controller, …I'd be slightly wary of buying one of the used deals with the controller, as the controllers aren't very robust. Both mine and my dad's broke, and they weren't abused in the slightest. The battery can just go and you can't fix them easily. Fine if you plug them into a USB source though but makes them less portable. Also, the buttons are rubbish and end up sticking. Both common problems. If you want a controller then I'd advise buying new and not used (unless you plan on selling the controller straight away)


Wouldn't amazon replace it tho?
pbigmoon10/09/2019 11:40

Wouldn't amazon replace it tho?


I'm not sure tbh. I guess so, if it breaks within the warranty. They're just not great controllers, and have a limited lifespan. Fingers crossed they develop better controllers with the new version that's coming out
I've had this sinse it was released and steadily over time it's improved interms of features And reliability. Absolutely the most essential item in anyone's entertainment setup. I can only imagine it will continue to receive updates. Worst thing about it is the remote. Hopefully Nvidia go back to the drawing board for that. However I just purchased a Logitech harmony remote and hub. No need for the remote now. Haven't even tried the game streaming.
You would just send them off to be repaired/replaced under the warranty. I bought mine from Curry’s and the remote died, they send a replacement straight after sending them the faulty one.
sonofgojira10/09/2019 11:53

I've had this sinse it was released and steadily over time it's improved …I've had this sinse it was released and steadily over time it's improved interms of features And reliability. Absolutely the most essential item in anyone's entertainment setup. I can only imagine it will continue to receive updates. Worst thing about it is the remote. Hopefully Nvidia go back to the drawing board for that. However I just purchased a Logitech harmony remote and hub. No need for the remote now. Haven't even tried the game streaming.


The harmony remote will only work on the older version of the Shield as the new version doesn’t have IR (iirc)
MisterMadHatter10/09/2019 11:53

I'm not sure tbh. I guess so, if it breaks within the warranty. They're …I'm not sure tbh. I guess so, if it breaks within the warranty. They're just not great controllers, and have a limited lifespan. Fingers crossed they develop better controllers with the new version that's coming out


Fair enough I'll wait for the next version with hopefully better controllers
JohnnyRoller10/09/2019 11:55

The harmony remote will only work on the older version of the Shield as …The harmony remote will only work on the older version of the Shield as the new version doesn’t have IR (iirc)

I have the newer version too. It works via the hubs Bluetooth connection
sonofgojira10/09/2019 11:57

I have the newer version too. It works via the hubs Bluetooth connection


You must have a more recent Harmony remote than me then

I had to just wait for a replacement remote and use the controller in the meantime.
Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 10th Sep
pbigmoon10/09/2019 11:56

Fair enough I'll wait for the next version with hopefully better …Fair enough I'll wait for the next version with hopefully better controllers


There’s nothing stopping you using your own controller
Does anyone know if NordVPN works with this and getting US Netflix?

I think it used to but read reports that Netflix how detects it’s a proxy as it does on the FireTV?
You wonna wait I think because they are nearly always around £130 during Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

Got mine last year from Currys with Steam credit for cheaps. Love them. Solid bits of kit and play anything thrown at them. One in my house runs the Plex server which supports hardware transcoding etc. About the cheapest way to get a Plex server with hardware transcoding.
Edited by: "CyDoNiA" 10th Sep
Never got round to buying one in anticipation of a new model looks like I will continue to wait
JohnnyRoller10/09/2019 11:55

The harmony remote will only work on the older version of the Shield as …The harmony remote will only work on the older version of the Shield as the new version doesn’t have IR (iirc)



I have the current version of the shield and my remote also died. I have a Harmony 650 remote. Will that work? Currently using a Logitech k400 kb/touchpad which is great but not exactly portable.
Going on what the other poster mentioned, you need the Harmony hub to use Bluetooth to control it. I have an old Harmony remote and it could only connect via IR, which the newer version shield doesn’t have unfortunately.

How long have you had your Shield? Is it still under warranty?
Granty57810/09/2019 12:31

Does anyone know if NordVPN works with this and getting US Netflix? I …Does anyone know if NordVPN works with this and getting US Netflix? I think it used to but read reports that Netflix how detects it’s a proxy as it does on the FireTV?


I know Windscribe does and mine works great. If NordVPN has the appropriate servers, I can't see why not.
bisoner10/09/2019 13:02

I know Windscribe does and mine works great. If NordVPN has the …I know Windscribe does and mine works great. If NordVPN has the appropriate servers, I can't see why not.


Thank you. The servers work fine through a router and various apps on Pc and iOS but on FireTV there’s an app but Netflix detects the app rather than the connection I think.
Granty57810/09/2019 12:31

Does anyone know if NordVPN works with this and getting US Netflix? I …Does anyone know if NordVPN works with this and getting US Netflix? I think it used to but read reports that Netflix how detects it’s a proxy as it does on the FireTV?


Why would that depend on the device, if Netflix is able to detect NordVPNs servers, it should be across all devices.
MentalFloss10/09/2019 13:20

Why would that depend on the device, if Netflix is able to detect NordVPNs …Why would that depend on the device, if Netflix is able to detect NordVPNs servers, it should be across all devices.


Not sure. I can use it fine on some apps and through a router (although because it’s a travel router it isn’t powerful enough for 4K speeds). However I’ve used a FireTV stick and it didn’t work. I googled it and it’s a common issue.
Granty57810/09/2019 13:22

Not sure. I can use it fine on some apps and through a router (although …Not sure. I can use it fine on some apps and through a router (although because it’s a travel router it isn’t powerful enough for 4K speeds). However I’ve used a FireTV stick and it didn’t work. I googled it and it’s a common issue.


Yeah I have heard of it also but I don't think it's firestick specific. NordVPN in general has been having problems with Netflix because they are so big hence Netflix detects their servers quite quickly and blocks them.
MentalFloss10/09/2019 13:25

Yeah I have heard of it also but I don't think it's firestick specific. …Yeah I have heard of it also but I don't think it's firestick specific. NordVPN in general has been having problems with Netflix because they are so big hence Netflix detects their servers quite quickly and blocks them.


I could connect to the same server on another device without issue though. For FireTV the solution seemed to be roll back the FireTV firmware and VPN app.
Granty57810/09/2019 13:27

I could connect to the same server on another device without issue though. …I could connect to the same server on another device without issue though. For FireTV the solution seemed to be roll back the FireTV firmware and VPN app.


Does NordVPN have a native fire app? Have you tried using the apk instead? That should be the same as the shield version
Even knowing theres a new version on the Horizon, this 2017 model will keep kicking for a long time yet. If the new model isnt out by Black Friday Ill be picking up another 2017 regardless.

The new model is going to be a 'revision' rather than a 'upgrade' to tie in with the new TegraX they did for the new Switch. I dont think its going to get more RAM either as it runs outstanding on what it has.

Going to be some small changes to the remote and controller but nothing major from what I can find out which would be welcome as they are pretty tish and soon got boxed back up and replaced with better ones (8bitdo SNPro and a FireTV Remote).

Went through a period of many cheap Chinese variants of Android boxes, LibreElec'd and even Mini PCs before i bit the Bullet and got a Shield. Best decision I ever made.

Stuck a 240GB SSD on for ROM storage and a hub for my GC controller adaptor. Emulation and Kodi are both superb performance wise.

Theres also a small Dev who released a app to emulate 'Touch' using a £3 Arduino board. I use it to play Hitman as it has no controller support.

Nvidia are also excellent at supporting the Shield, recently got A9 and have a really good chance at getting A10.

Depending on your needs (non-piracy related!) Kodi does have a few issues on Android and the current Shield is not going to support one of the Dolby sound things (cant remember the name atm).

Plex is also good on it for the short time I used it.
Hi,I have to of these they are great little machines ! Well worth the money
I was tempted, one of the best kodi boxes out there, but surely a cheap xbox one is a better proposition now?
I bought a ex display model for the same price lol although it did come with the controller, absolute must have for anyone with home cinema system, does pretty much everything flawlessly, also built in chrome cast which comes in handy
Edited by: "PubgGuy" 10th Sep
I use a Steam Link to play games from my PC on my TV in the living room.

Would there be any advantages of using this instead? The main downsides I find with the Steam Link are that it's limited to 1080p and there's a slight lag (but not too bad).
£2.49 cheaper from Nvidia's own website, or £19.50 more expensive from Currys for a bundle which also includes the controller and £20 Steam credit.

I considered it recently, but for how I use it (mostly Netflix, Prime TV and Now TV) I'm not sure it has any benefits over my Smart TV for most features and Xbox for gaming. Definitely seems like a good option for people using Kodi etc though.
zcaprd710/09/2019 14:26

I was tempted, one of the best kodi boxes out there, but surely a cheap …I was tempted, one of the best kodi boxes out there, but surely a cheap xbox one is a better proposition now?


Kodi on xbox crashes quite alot from my personal experience , the shield is much more stable.
Often £150 with controller. Wait til black friday
Wait until they are again £129 before I buy
edanfalls10/09/2019 14:39

I use a Steam Link to play games from my PC on my TV in the living …I use a Steam Link to play games from my PC on my TV in the living room.Would there be any advantages of using this instead? The main downsides I find with the Steam Link are that it's limited to 1080p and there's a slight lag (but not too bad).


It functions very well as a steam link when connected via ethernet. The shield will output 4k so that is one advantage.

It's also a solid and hassle free emulation box.
Edited by: "MoleUK" 10th Sep
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