Nvidia SHIELD TV : Amazing just amazing.life changing!

For a long time we had a raspberry pi 2b with openelec as our media server. It was normally fine, but struggled sometimes with 1080p content, so i plumped for this. . Not realising quite what would happen. In the end, i added a 1tb ssd in a caddy connected by usb and pared it with a hdhomerun quadro and it’s on 24/7 with very low power consumption. We now have kodi when we want it, plex for dvr/pvr recording and replay, the hdhomerun app for live tv viewing, record 3 programs simultaneously while watching something else, chrome-cast any phone/tablet content to the tv with it, all the catch-up/on demand terrestrial apps (4od/iplayer etc) and can play games from my pc through it too. In one swoop this wee box has replaced our kodi, ps3 (which my other half used to watch youtube and iplayer), dvr recorder which i had for 8-9 years and steam link box. The shelf under the tv is looking positively bare :)1 recommendationif using plex as we do to record tv, disable automatic updates as each micro update seems to require us to re-setup the plex server + you lose your recording schedule. But that’s a problem with plex, not the shield :).

Jummped in & brought myself 1 of these for my family room, since installation it’s replaced 2 other streaming devices, i’ve not used the built in plex server as mine runs off my nas but i’ve used the shield to act as the plex client & works seamlessly. It’s small enoght to fit in any home cinema setup but powerful enough to handle whatever you can throw at it. The remote is light & has a premium quality to it, my only gripe with it is the built in volume slider, my kids constantly adjusting the volume by mistake when trying to change the cartoons or even when picking it up, it’s a great feature but something i’m always cautious of when using it.

Wow – where do i startpros:- super smooth menu system. – powerful processor that handles anything you throw at it. – plays large x265 hevc hdr 10bit hq blu-ray files in offline mode with ease & with no juddering or skipping unlike all the other android boxes on the market. – the box feels well made & will last. – joypad is ok but cant touch xbox or ps4 controllers. – works with the amazon fire tv remote :)- i currently own the octa core minix u9-h media player & the shield crushed it :)cons:- i should have bought it years ago. – the remote is gimmicky & over simplified. ( hardly any buttons on it – so i paired it with an amazon remote instead & now i can play-pause-fast forward & rewind. You know, those basic functions a media remote should have ?.)- no power button on the unit ( you are instructed to pull the power cord out the back of the unit instead ?.

. Amazon sending a replacementwill update thengot this just 4 days after my first dud so fair play to amazon for getting it to me so quickly. I had a good android box until i got this on offer during black friday and whilst i thought i had something decent before this. There is no comparing this to any type of android box, it simply blows it out of the water. It’s that easy to use that i even plan on getting one for my mum and that’s quite a statement let me tell youtv is flawless on this machine with no stuttering whatsoever. Quick and very easy to use, no going back to anything else now i’m afraid.

Bought this for hubby for christmas. Its been great i have hardly seen or heard from him. He is just in this little big world of nvidia happiness. Apart from the divit that has appeared on the sofa and the task of having to hoover around him on a regular basis i couldn’t be happier. Life has never been so peaceful πŸ˜‚.

Have to say the setup on this thing puts roko and all the others to shame, very easy and the voice recognition which i did not realise it had, makes the alexa look like a toy by comparison. Just shows how tech is marching on,. I only give four star overall because the amount of pay pay pay to watch or play is suffocating and frustrating to say the least, but there is thankfully still enough free content out there to justify the price currently. (if you know how ‘add apps’)steam is an ongoing joke, and the fact it dominates everything to do with gaming is the worst thing in the history of all things gaming. I just hope one day they collapse completely under the weight of their own greed. ?signal and picture quality, much depends on your isp broadband width. Controller too simple and fiddlyinitial main screen choices abysmal, and all leaning toward google and steam, so unless you learn how to ‘add’ more channels or’app’ as they now call them you wont see much for free. Tech wise it is a great leap forward and a credit to nvidia, shame they too have come under hateful steam empires oppression. A good buy if you know what your doing or know someone who does.

I bought this device to stream content from my android phone like i did with chromecast, to watch netflix via vpn and ‘other stuff’. The google app i currently use to stream content is basic but it works very well but it does not seem to be compatible with the built-in chromecast which was a little problematic and often my phone/google home would not connect and neither would the nvidia app occasionally. There is a lot on content on the home menu that i don’t need/want and after removing them i only had the apps menu availale. The remote control is too thin and small and while i was able to use the nvidia app for some menu operations it was not that great. Overall i am disappointed with the device and shall be returning it. Update: well it turnes out the shield is one of only a few devices that have netflix certification. I have done some extra research on streaming content and the gameplay content and i am going to give the shield another go. I have purchased a seperate controller as well which apparently is far superior to the controller provided which was one of the things that put me off the sheild.

I bought one of these as i’d had many android tv boxes but all have one issue or another, but the step up from the android box to the nvidia shield is massive. Yes it’s 3 times as expensive as a normal android tv box but the performance increase and reliability is massive. Have played fortnite, realm royal, doom 3, half-life 2 and a number of android games that are gamepad compatible. It’s very portable as well which is another surprise as i thought it might be bigger but the gamepad is bigger than the shield box. If you are looking for a box that not only does everything but it does everything very well, then buy one of these, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Super fast, super reliable, cannot recommend this highly enough
  • Amazing just amazing.life changing!
  • BEST Android Media Player on the Market πŸ™‚

Nvidia SHIELD TV with Remote and Controller, Black

Style Name:Remote and Controller Β |Β  Size Name:16GB
Product Description, Killer View – Movies, TV shows and games look unbelievably good with best-in-class 4K HDR or high-definition 1080p Enjoy the smoothest streaming of hundreds of PC quality games with the next generation of GeForce Get the most comprehensive search results of any streaming device with results from over 100 apps SHIELD is 3x Faster than the nearest competitor so it delivers the snappiest, easy to use streaming experience SHIELD delivers a complete entertainment experience, shipping with a remote as well as the SHIELD Game Controller.

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  • Super fast, super reliable, cannot recommend this highly enough
  • Amazing just amazing.life changing!
  • BEST Android Media Player on the Market πŸ™‚

Nvidia SHIELD TV with Remote and Controller, Black

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  • Killer View – Movies, TV shows and games look unbelievably good with best-in-class 4K HDR or high-definition 1080p
  • Enjoy the smoothest streaming of hundreds of PC quality games with the next generation of GeForce
  • Get the most comprehensive search results of any streaming device with results from over 100 apps
  • SHIELD is 3x Faster than the nearest competitor so it delivers the snappiest, easy to use streaming experience
  • SHIELD delivers a complete entertainment experience, shipping with a remote as well as the SHIELD Game Controller