The reason the shield is so great is that everything else is so bad! Positives are 4k up scaling is excellent. Picture is processed fast and accurate. Plays any file and audio that I’ve throw.n at it even the new annoying HD 7.1 sound that’s ruining so many plex servers as most TVs will not play that format. Also deals with large plex libraries especially if you pay to connect to other servers for extremely large servers. Meta data loads fast and can be scrolled. Steam link works perfect, vpn works great and on Windscribe the inclusive exclusive works perfect I use the inclusive mode for sling, HBO, stars, Hulu. The negatives are price, no cpu power to run shaders on retroarch for retro gaming. Other than that just hoping for a newer more powerful version to justify almost 200 quid!