expired NVIDIA Shield TV Streaming Media Player + Remote $199 (Expired) or $279 (With Remote and Game Pad) + Delivery @ Scorptec / PLE

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20% off nvidia shield consoles at scorptec, $199 with remote, $279 with remote and controller.

$199 SKU is now expired


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Comments

  • +3 votes

    A bit meh with delivery though.
    $17 standard delivery to Sydney so comes up to $216

  • +7 votes

    Might be cheaper here for some - $212 delivered with eBay Plus and code PICKLE:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NVIDIA-Shield-4K-HDR-Media-Playe...

    …and HN have the model with Controller for $279 too:

    https://www.harveynorman.com.au/nvidia-shield-tv-with-contro...

  • +2 votes

    Also on at PLE Computers…

  • +4 votes

    No bargain here. Plus the shipping at $19 to Melbourne suburbs and it is $218. Cheaper on eBay at $212.

    • +3 votes

      Cheapest for those that can pick up in store?

      • +3 votes

        Factor in time, fuel, tolls. Sometimes a pickup is easy if it is right near where you are going. Any trip to go out of your way to buy something can easily kill the deal.

  • +2 votes

    A Tegra X1 update is imminent, so hold off if you can.

  • +4 votes

    must be a good controller for extra $80

    • +1 vote

      LOL. Not even the ps4 or xbox controller cost this much usually.

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      It actually isn't that bad. Might not be as good as a PS4 controller though.

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      It was ok honestly not worth more than any other console controller imho but it is nvidia and specially tailored for the nvidia shield platform so I guess there is that.

      Realistically maybe $40 value or less.. I am pretty sure any other current green controller easily works but don't quote me on that.

    • +2 votes

      Don’t forget the controller has a Bluetooth audio link for plugging headphones into. A great feature imo.

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      For what its worth, pretty sure you need the controller if you want to do hands free "ok google". The controller acts as the Mic. Can do it on the remote, but need to press a button on it before speaking.

  • +1 vote
    Merged from NVIDIA Shield Media Player with Remote $199 + Delivery (Free C&C) @ PLE Computers

    I found there are some web stores shows up with $50 off Nvidia Shield Media Player, e.g Mwave, PLE, Computer Alliance, Scorptec. I'm not sure if there is a new model coming. PLE the best price I can find at the moment.

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    Still waiting for $168 deal!

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    Shield is so old now isn’t it? The shield and the switch are the only ones really using these old chips anymore.

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    I got one from Hardly Normal Feb this year for $289 with remote and controller.

  • +1 vote

    what do you need all this power for? Play games? I have a tv box for tv/movies etc and PlayStation for games

    • +1 vote

      it's good for tinkering if your willing and a beast for retro emulation

    • +5 votes

      It's just a delight to use. Any media formats, high resolutions, controller compatibility, internet browsing, data sharing, custom interfaces, streaming performance, apps, games, emulators, etc etc. After playing about with a number of alternatives the Shield just surpasses with performance, compatibility, reliability, and responsiveness. I'd say support will linger a lot longer for the shield too. I regret wasting my money and time with generic android boxes in the past, far cheaper to just get a hassle-free Shield that'll be a joy to use for 5+ years in the first place.

    • +2 votes

      I don't know if the power matters for this, but one of the best features for me, is running Plex server on it, even when the shield is on standby. It's nice being cast Plex from my phone while in bed, while the shield (and tv) is on standby in the lounge.

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      If u dont know what u need it for, then u dnt need it. My himedia q 5 pro takes about 3 mins to scan gaia and another couple of mins to play the movie, NVIDIA less than a minute.

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    Are these of any use if you already have a decent TV with all the streaming apps? (Not interested in gaming)

    • +1 vote

      If your TV can do YouTube and all the streaming apps in 4k HDR easy no problem with no lag and studying then yeah this is pretty useless just stick to the TV apps.

      It is really only good for older TV's with outdated chips and hardware aka laggy/unresponsive/annoying to use apps or to turn a dumb screen like a monitor into a media powerhouse.

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      Not in the slightest. Most smart TV's can do everything this can. Especially if its an Android TV. (Samsung and LG are a bit more limited with their apps).

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        Yeah sweet, that's what I figured. Although I can see how the gaming features might be nice or even as a plex server. I'm just already pretty invested in my pc setup to warrant the purchase.

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          You can use your PC as a network to stream all the files you have on the TV instead of using usb or players. If your TV can get plex or kodi

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        My mates 2019 75" samsung TV is still dissapointing in terms of it's Android performance. I haven't used many TV's to compare, but manufacturers seem to skimp on the android gear bundled in TV's.

        Netflix etc and basic apps works great, but they don't compare to the flexibilty and performance on the Shield.

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      kodi is good but buying this just for kodi would be a waste, not sure if Kodi is on smart TV's but my guess is no.

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        Kodi is on Smart TV's too.

        I had it on my X9000E and it was OK, it was nice to use the controller to navigate but the issue is that it was too laggy/unreliable in the end.

        Hence why I got a shield TV for PS1 Emulation and gamestream as well.

        Mine was like $240 AUD shipped with the controller from the US before they sold them here.

  • +1 vote

    No need for the controller. Natively supports PS3 and PS4 and some xbox controllers you have hanging around.

    • +1 vote

      Do any of those feature a mic for voice control? That's the one feature I like in the shield controller.

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    $279 doesn't seem like 20% off for the controller version.

  • +12 votes

    I picked up Nvidia shield the other day and it has blown me away.

    Nvidia shield:
    Best media player experience I've had. Super fast, no lag.

    Why I like it?
    - Plays 4K content with no issues
    - I am able to connect all my Logitech devices to it (e.g. MX Master 2s, K600, K400) to the shield (it should support any BT device)
    - I then sideload Firefox Android which allows me to install any FF extension. For example I install Youtube ad blocker + uOrigin, so now I can surf Youtube/websites on my TV with zero ads.
    - I have also installed heaps of apps on it and it doesn't even lag one bit, e.g. ABC, 7plus, 9now, SBS, CNN, Netflix, Hulu, Fetch, Kodi, CBSNews, Reddit, CuriosityStream, PBS/Nova US (which has hundreds of high quality docos), BBC iplayer (thousands of free TV shows), KayoSports, Spotify. Some of these require VPN, which means I also have NordVPN/PIA app installed). Nearly every app available in the Play Store should be install-able on the Shield.
    - You can install Play store games and play on the TV. People say don't buy the Shield controller (use PS/XB controller) since it's a ripoff, however I've found it works really well the the NS device. Had a few friends come over to experience the Shield and they all bought one afterwards.. That's how much it impressed them.
    - To top things off, this also has Chromecast built in.
    - You can stream games from your PC (e.g. fornite, pubg) (where you have the strong gfx card) and play it on any TV.
    - Basically think of the Shield as a big fat Android tablet except it has the best implementation of Android TV OS on any media player I've seen.

    For media consumption, this could 100% replace my $600 NUC. You will have zero regrets buying a shield.

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    if you could load the Movies Anywhere app here in australia, i would buy it. But without me able to watch my Apple Movies collection, nope.

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      Movies anywhere has meant most of my apple telly movies are now in my Google Movies library. Don't need the app.

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    How are these compared to steam link?

    • +1 vote

      Don't know how the game streaming compares in quality, the Shield does a great job at it though.

      The difference would be streaming games is the only thing the Link does. On the Shield it runs Android, so it can run all kinds of different apps, and stream all kinds of stuff. Functions as a Chromecast too.

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    Showing $249 for remote version now.

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    Just as an FYI this v2 version of Nvidia Shield doesn't have IR port so if you have a Logitech Harmony Universal remote like me you'll need to get a Flirc IR USB adapter or similar to make it work.

    https://www.buyraspberrypi.com.au/shop/flirc-usb-ir-receiver...

  • +1 vote

    Scorptec expired

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    I purchased one with TV Remote and Game pad this time last year, if I could return it I would. I've had no end of trouble with it ranging from PLEX not working properly (no audio on music or playing subtitles) to the game streaming been useless without owning a min of GTX1080 (something I discovered after purchase). Not to mention they changed the firmware which sends the TV Remote into a deep hibernation from which it doesn't like to wake all because batteries kept getting drained prematurely. Netflix and Prime were a massive drama due to faulty firmware causing conflictions with the HDCP, latest firmware fixed some of the issue but I still need to do a power cycle on the shield every day or so. Lest I forget, when it's let off LAN onto WiFi half my devices suddenly can't connect anymore.

    While this deal is better than the $302 I paid, I still wouldn't recommend this product until they fix many of the known bugs causing so many people grief.

    • +1 vote

      Yours must have been dropped by the postie… I've got 3 of these and never had any of your issues with any of them. Best streaming device ever.

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        I've got 3 of these and never had any of your issues with any of them. Best streaming device ever.

        +1

        I also have 3 Shields and haven't seen any of those issues either.

        Sounds faulty…

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          Wish it was faulty, at least I could return it. According to Nvidia these aren't device faults as they're known issues the company is "working hard" to address, hence no RMA. Turns out their forums are full of people with these same issues.
          Generally speaking those who only use the Shield to stream won't encounter to many issues unless they use cheaper TV's like my 65" ALDI, it's primarily those who use it to game or run KODI/PLEX who'll have the most.

          Some things are universal though, can be found in their pinned forums and FAQ's:
          e.g.
          No charge light on the Controller, and terrible input lag when playing games like Fortnite.
          No power button on the Shield.
          Can't stream games 1080p (Nvidia advertising says 4K) or higher without an i7 and a GTX1080 (I have a machine with a GTX980 and GTX1070, neither can stream higher than 720p).
          Unless hacked the device can't stream games at 1080p from cloud with a connection slower than 50Mb\s down and 24Mb\s upstream.
          TV Remote response problems - has trouble waking.

          I won't go on but I would recommend anyone wanting to purchase one of these wait as they're apparently releasing the new Shield 2019.

          Edit: I should also mention that (when working) it's one of the best video streaming experiences I've ever had, and like many people on Ozbargain I've owned a crap ton of devices - still have my first WD Live.