NVIDIA Shield (2017)
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It’s mostly the same as before, but the new Shield TV is still a better overall package than the original 2015 version. It has a better controller and actually includes a remote in the box. But only NVIDIA fans need apply.
Not much has changed, but it has a better gamepad.
Devindra HardawarFebruary 12, 2017
- A better deal than before
- New controller actually feels good
- Remote is bundled in the box
- Decent game streaming performance
- GeForce Now streaming requires a subscription and additional purchases
- Not so great for heavy-duty Android games
- No big internal hardware changes
- Not that much cheaper than a game console
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NVIDIA Shield (2017)
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- 85AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsPC Mag80Nvidia Shield TV (2017)The new Shield TV is basically the same Android TV media streamer-microconsole hybrid as the original, but with a few new tricks. More than a year of software enhancements from Nvidia don't hurt either.Tom's Guide80Nvidia Shield (2017) Review: Great Games Come at aPC gamers — especially GeForce Now subscribers — who also enjoy streaming videos and music will get a lot out of the Nvidia Shield’s robust app selection and gaming options. More casual streamers can go with a cheaper player, while console gamers should stick with a PS4 or Xbox One.TechCrunch90Nvidiaâ€™s new Shield TV provides the best balanceIf you’re looking for a device that can replace as many of your home theater components as possible, the Shield TV is it. ... Some companies try to be everything and end up compromising all experiences, but Nvidia’s Shield TV is a true all-in-one that suits the needs of most people.TechHive80Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: ThisNvidia's excessively powerful streaming box won't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.SlashGear90NVIDIA SHIELD TV Review (Gen2, 2017)For people that’d never had an NVIDIA SHIELD device before, this Gen2 Basic edition (16GB) is well worth the cash.Android Central90NVIDIA Shield Android TV review: The best you canYou're not just getting a simple little box that you'll plug and then forget about a couple months in — you're getting as close to a full entertainment system in a single box as you can reasonably expect ... and at that point, it seems like a great deal that you're getting all this for $199.TechRadar90Nvidia Shield (2017) reviewThere are some other options out there around the Shield’s price point that are worth giving full consideration. But, should you desire a 4K video streaming player that can handle some of your favorite games, this is the perfect addition to your audiovisual armory.Stuff80Nvidia Shield TV (2017) reviewStill the most powerful media streamer out there, only now in a smaller package. The gaming features are still great, and home automation could make all the difference when it turns up later in the year.Android Police90NVIDIA SHIELD (2017) review: Still the king for aThis feels like a product in for the long haul, and NVIDIA has to date only made it better over time. I'm inclined to continue trusting they'll keep on doing that - and it's hard to put a price tag on peace of mind.TrustedReviews80Nvidia Shield reviewThe Shield TV is still the best streaming box around, but its best features haven’t arrived yet.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE2 Reviewsssallen90February 15, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Fantastic device. My favorite purchase of 2018.Greg90December 5, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The power and versatility of the nVidia Shield in unrivalled. Running Android TV allows for a wealth of apps to be run and ensures future upgradability with the OS. Yes it is costly, but for the enthusiast it's the most powerful compact streamer out there.
Audio / video player
Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Other
VIDEO CODEC SUPPORT
Avi, Divx, H264, M-jpeg, Mpeg4, Quicktime, Vc1, Wmv, Xvid
AUDIO CODEC SUPPORT
Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma