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NVIDIA Shield TV Android 4K Streaming Media Player with Controller $239.20 + Delivery ($0 with eBay Plus) @ Futu Online eBay

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Shield with remote and controller for $239.2 is the good price.

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  • +2 votes

    Great find OP. Thanks!

  • +8 votes

    https://www.techradar.com/news/new-nvidia-shield-tv-dongle-t...

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-switc...

    New Nvidia Shield TV
    - smaller dongle-based form-factor as opposed to the mini-console style
    - updated version of the Tegra X1 chipset
    - Android Pie
    - "Wi-Fi 5" 802.11ac Wi-Fi

    • +8 votes

      Can also download Pie on current system. I really wished I did not update from stock though. Every update breaks something that was working just fine. For those upgrading to 8 - make sure you go straight to 8.0.1.

      I still cant believe this piece of tech that is now 4+ years old is leaps and bounds ahead of other streaming devices.

      • +16 votes

        This. I think my Shield is the best tech purchase that I have ever owned.

        • +1 vote

          I was gonna buy this but then someone mentioned the Vodafone tv and I'm very happy with it especially the price.

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            @bardlee: App store is very limited for Vodafone TV. For eg: Amazon Prime is not supported and you have to sideload. I did that, but the app is broken now! Also side loading 3rd party apps from random links is a security risk

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            @bardlee: I'm the same, until it transcode bunch of plex movies I have, and now I'm considering nvidia shield (although not too keen with its remote, looks sleek but too sleek to use, I think….)

      • +4 votes

        Yeah, mine's years old and is still my favourite loungeroom purchase ever, and no signs of needing an upgrade. Even if you only occasionally watch shows/movies it'd be difficult to have any buyer's remorse with a Shield. It's so nice compared to everything else (other android boxes/apple/nuc/htpc/chromecast/etc). This was NOT a paid endorsement, haha.

        • +4 votes

          I kept looking for reasons to buy one a while ago but i struggled.

          I've got Plex app, Netflix and Amazon Prime apps built into my tv (LG 4K OLED). Only thing that's not is AnimeLab which i use my PS4 for.

          Any use case you'd actually recommend it for outside of the above? I feel like i must be missing something, or just due to my TV it's not beneficial and i'm lucky due to the TV purchase i made.

          • +4 votes

            @jpw007: Same question. I'm wondering what this offers say over a Vodafone TV? The only reason I had ever been considering one of those is for Foxtel Go.

            • +1 vote

              @Bullion78: Nothing!
              Geforce Now is not aval anymore with the console..you have to apply for a wait list to hopefully get it when a space opens up according to Nvidia support..
              So you cant play steam games as it is advertised on the box.
              Thats it..
              Returned it and got a Voda Tv for streaming…
              Hope this helps..
              Cheera

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              @Bullion78: You can run foxtel go on kodi. I too don't see any brnefit over the cheap voda tv

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            @jpw007: The only thing Ive thrown on it is retroarch and kayo and GeForce now for streaming pc games. If you can live with the PS4 interface and the better half lets you keep your games console next to the TV there is really no reason to grab one.

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              @pw2002au: Thanks, i'll prob give it a pass then. I llike the idea of emulation but realistically if i'd use it is another question…I'd like to revisit Zelda OoT & MM but i'm holding out hope it comes to switch (which seems to be the only thing i can play these days!)

          • +1 vote

            @jpw007: One reason you'd want it is the shield can direct play pretty much all media from Plex, whereas the lg Plex app will need to transcode (hard on cpu)

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              @Timothy-1: Oh, got ya. I've got a dedicated PC i use as a NAS/Plex Server so i guess that isn't an issue, otherwise i probably would have a solid use if i didnt. Maybe if that NAS ever dies it'll be a good replacement

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              @Timothy-1: Does it transcode if you connect NS to 5GHz wifi network? or does it need the lan connection?

          • +1 vote

            @jpw007: I have a 65 lg c7. This is 10x quicker than the built in apps. Far superior.

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          I use an Android app called Wako along with a Real Debrid subscription to stream cached torrents directly to Kodi on my mibox. Works brilliantly. Wako has a very nice UI.

          I am thinking of upgrading to the shield as the cache for buffering is a bit small on the mibox and is not suitable for 4k streaming.

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        My neighbour's ferrari is leaps & bounds ahead of my VW.
        Does it actually make a difference, meh.

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        Agree. Anyone who loves mucking about with streaming and downloading, loves the Shield. People who know I'm a tech head are always asking what's the best streamer and I always recommend the Shield.

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      Is the one listed the new one or old one?

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      Still all speculation isn't it? They have to come out with something new soon though…

      This is still a good deal.

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    This is a good deal

    Was waiting for a sub $180 on the player + remote because plex on my xbox doesn't pass through atmos

    Should be able to get rid of the controller for ~$80 so $160 not too bad pulled the trigger

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    This is a great price as it comes with a Controller. I got the controller bundle last year for $319…

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    Got it for 220 with controller from Wireless1 last year (probably the cheapest so far) but didn't like it. Will wait for new Apple TV cause it now supports controllers to play with Apple Arcade games.

  • -1 vote

    I've got an LG OLED TV with all the streaming services built in, and an Alienware Alpha gaming PC plugged into the TV. Is there any reason I need an NVIDIA Shield? It sounds lovely but I don't think it offers me anything I haven't already got!

  • +1 vote

    Well. I'm still waiting for player without controller deal. Will buy PS4 dualshock controller instead.

  • +5 votes

    Auto refresh rate switching is now available for all apps on the Shield via the new Refresh Rate tool:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.bytearray...

  • +2 votes

    hmmm so tempted as an upgrade to the Xiaomi Mi3 box..

    Can these power a USB 1tb Hard drive (Toshiba) without a Y-Cable?

    How is Gamecube on Dolphin Android running of these things?

    And is it worth keeping the controller if I have a PS4 controller?

    Mouse is hovering over the BIN button :D

    • +2 votes

      I've never had an issue with any HDD hooked up that is USB only.

      Gamecube emulation … the same as any other android emulator a bit ho hum … Im old enough that mame and snes still excite me :p

      The controller is useful but feels pretty average coming from an xbox or ps4 controller. Its definitely more integrated though with volume options.

    • +2 votes

      I haven't invested a tonne of time into Gamecube emulation, but I've found some games work okay and others not great. I couldn't get Mario Kart to work, but Wind Waker ran pretty decently.

      3D games do begin to make the machine struggle compared to PC emulation, though. I like the controller but it does seem to have a problem with stick misalignment.

      Honestly though I LOVE my Shield. I have Steam Link for modern games, Plex for TV/movies & Arc Browser for emulation all running on it and it's fantastic. Not to mention all the other standard apps like Twitch, Youtube etc which run well.

    • +1 vote

      if you want emulation then get an old wii u. it will run 99.9% of gamecube games perfect

  • +15 votes

    I've been using my shield happily for the past year but only recently discovered the ability for local IPTV channels and EPG to be integrated using Live Channels. It's works amazingly well and means I don't need to rely on a dodgy aerial

    https://www.matthuisman.nz/2019/01/live-au-iptv-channels-on-...
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=by.stari4ek.tv...

    Thought it was worth flagging as it works amazingly well.

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    Hi, is this worth getting or waiting for the next version to land? I'm genuinely curious. I have a Chromecast. Does this offer up more features?

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    Does this play 4K HDR MKV files on a HDR television?

    • +3 votes

      Yes, I use it with my Synology NAS over a network. Crushes 4k and doesn't miss a beat. That's the reason why I bought this thing. Other 4k MKV players are garbage compared to this beast!

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        I've trying to decide on this vs apple 4k tv for a streaming device from a synology NAS. I think it seems 50/50 split depending on which websites I read reviews on.

        need a new tv first as i'm using sonos and my current tv doesn't have hdmi-arc :(

        • +2 votes

          There are so many more pros of the Shield over the Apple TV IMO:

          • USB for expandable storage / local media playback / TV tuner / peripherals

          • Audio passthrough

          • Plex server

          • Superior app support - eg: Kodi (espcially Foxtel Go and Now add-ons), Spotify, HDHomerun

          • Superior gaming support

          • Superior PVR / Live TV support

          • YouTube 4k

          • Inbuilt ChromeCast

          • 24Hz and 60Hz support

          • More open

          Main pro of the Apple TV over the Shield is support for Dolby Vision and Atmos for a few online streaming services.

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            @kirt: thanks for the detailed response. half of the points aren't applicable to my current usage or expected future usage but better to have the option for future proofing.

            audio passthrough is hopefully smart enough to work it all out with the sonos. I have had enough trying to sort that kind of thing out with a HTPC/PotPlayer recently.

        • +1 vote

          I run mine using KODI. Simple download from Gogole Play store. No need to be a genius to set up and like I said I haven't found anything it won't play. So I'm happy and have two of these at home. Other great thing is remote works over HDMI so if you run a long HDMI cord into another room, it'll work with the remote.

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        I suspect has to be gigabit lan? How about 5GHz Wifi?

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    Waiting for under $200. Probably wishful thinking.

    I thought the new gen is coming out soon?

    • +2 votes

      Yeah same. Last year the price dropped to $170 around November. Hoping for a repeat.

  • +1 vote

    Does this have a web browser? I'm interested but i currently use some reddit streams for certain sports which are all browser based links. I assume there is something that can access them and if the streamer is mobile device compatible it will work through this (android).

    • +3 votes

      Yes if you check on YouTube there is a guide on how to install it easily enough. If you go that route, get the Logitech Keyboard / mouse K600 I think which let's you use it easy enough. Can buy at JB

    • -1 vote

      Surely all Android TV boxes, even the most basic, have a web browser? My $80 one does, and any apps I want I can simply download from the Google Play store.

    • +1 vote

      Puffin Browser?

  • +1 vote

    My only gripe is that on the remote my microphone stopped working after a few months. Looking at getting a USB mike, but hard to find cheap compatible one. The remote is a pretty cool feature as it can use Plex, whereas google home can't (without additional services).

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    Code wont' be accepted, what am I doing wrong?

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    Can you watch FTA TV on this or do you need to add a TV tuner card?

    I have a Vodafone TV connected to the projector and it does the job but is not great.

  • +2 votes

    Dang it - bought it a week ago for about $15 more than this! Sigh. On a side note, interesting that the thing doesn't come with either ethernet or hdmi cables. The $72 Vodafone TV however comes with both…..