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NVIDIA Shield TV (2019 Model) - $231.96 (20% off) & Free Delivery @ Futu Online eBay

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First deal, please be kind.

This is the new model which has just been released in Australia.

RRP was $249 but everywhere seems to have it for $289, probably due to the falling AUD value.

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    Probably due to profiteering.. But a + from me. The older one will still suit most. Great devices and in the new lock down era runs all key streaming apps.

  • +15 votes

    give me the pro version at this price then we'll talk. good deal but feel this is massively overpriced considering the incremental bump from the previous version

  • +4 votes

    Definitely overpriced compared to the first model, also bear in mind this version cannot run any 64 bit apps….

  • +3 votes

    likewise with others, looking for the pro but seems everyone has jacked up their prices from $349 up to $399 all of a sudden, with one local ebay seller at $469

  •  

    This or a 4k Apple TV?

    • +5 votes

      IMO the Shield has far more advantages (expandable storage, audio passthrough, superior remote / Plex experience / upscaling, Foxtel Now and Go support, Kodi,
      YouTube 4k, inbuilt ChromeCast, true 24fps, 30fps, and 60fps support etc).

      •  

        Thanks for the heads up, but doesn’t the 4k Apple TV have that too?

        I’m just a plex, Netflix, Disney, youtube user and nothing too fancy but they’re both about the same price here

        • +1 vote

          Thought this myself, but was gobsmacked to find the 4K Apple TV didn't support 4K in YouTube!!

        •  

          I brought a Apple TV 4K waiting for the new Shield 2 months ago and man it was a waste of money, It's very limiting and the touch pad remote control is hell annoying to use and not very accurate. I recommend the Shield TV Pro for sure. I'm just looking around right now for one.

          Also there's going to be a new Apple TV in a few months anyways so not worth buying current Apple TV 4K at all as the CPU is starting to show it's age with apps (if you can find them)

    •  

      I have both, and now my shield is basically a plex server for the Apple TV (which has a much nicer UI I think), and I also use the Shield for Kodi and 4K YouTube when I really want it (I don’t have NBN until Monday week so I can’t always watch YouTube in 4K anyway).

      If you had to pick one and you weren’t in the Apple Ecosystem, pick the shield. But if you are fussy with UI’s and don’t like things being clunky, pick the Apple
      Tv but buy a refurb or wait for the the new one that’s supposedly coming.

      •  

        I have the same set up and I find ATV4 to be far more easier to use and better faster UI. Plex also looks far better on the ATV4. I have also started noticing that the prime video app on shield is no longer playing 4K videos ( only 1080p). Amazon fire stick and ATV4 has no such issues. I have Shield only for PMS and Kodi now

  • +3 votes

    I just want the remote

  • +8 votes

    I bought the original 2015 model from Amazon.com back before Amazon.com.au existed… gotta say, the Nvidia Shield is an amazing piece of kit - contrasted against the WDLiveTV I upgraded from, which struggled to play every new media format, the original 2015 model I have will still play everything I throw at it.

    I skipped the 2017 model, but when the new 2019 version came out, I decided to check them out.

    I now have a Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019) powering my main home theater and the standard Nvidia Shield TV (2019 cylinder model in this post) running on the TV I watch while in the kitchen.

    My thoughts:
    * The Nvidia Shield TV Pro is better than the cylinder model in this post. It's about $50-100 more, and I feel it's worth it. That said, there's nothing really wrong with the cylinder model
    * You can't run Plex Server on the cylinder model, but I don't recommend doing this anyway.
    * Niether model features the SD card memory expansion the 2015 model had, which is disappointing. Guess you need to use an external USB drive now
    * I definitely recommend buying a "dumb TV + a nvidia shield" instead of a smart tv, even with one that has android built-in (My current TCL Android TV is a piece of crap)
    * You can't "tap" the Shield to turn it on anymore. I'm not sure how/why this was a feature on the old one, but I miss it.

    TLDR: Happy owner of NVidia Shield hardware for 5 years, recommend the pro over the model featured in this post. Price is good.

    •  

      Agree generally….

      But buying a $3-400 media player and pairing it with a average TV is probably a little outta whack too.

      Afterall, if you spend that extra with say a X85 to a X95 Sony you effectively get a much higher end media player built in then you otherwise would. It also feels as snappy as the Shield too (personal experience).

      •  

        Yeah, the ideal (for me) would be a high-end screen with a shield attached. I've never had nothing but trouble with built-in smarts.

        But certainly prioritise getting a high-end screen, then getting the shield down the track.

      • +1 vote

        I happen to have the X95 and the 2015 model shield.
        The builtin android tv on the sony is shockingly slow, and for plex it can't play half the formats my server will send out without transcoding.
        But the shield can direct play everything without issue, and it's UI is so much faster.

        So I agree with what you're saying, just don't expect a high end tv has high end media playing built in. I'd suggest both a decent media player, AND a decent screen, as separate devices.

        •  

          I feel so vindicated reading this.

          I had a Samsung UA60ES8000 back in the day and the smart capability was atrocious, even compared to the WDLive that was around at the time. I was so excited when the first Shield TV came out.

          When my Samsung TV died, I took the refund money and bought a TCL with Android baked-in as a bit of an interim TV until I got my next good one… and boy oh boy what a disaster that is.

        •  

          I've had very different experiences, so much so I disconnected my Shields. They were on 2015 X85s before and that's a different story.

    • +2 votes

      The tube has micro SD.

    •  

      My expensive Sony smart TV died because of Android update. Complete bricked it so now I avoid ALL smart TV's except for HiSense as it's OS is very minimalistic.

  • +1 vote

    Good deal.

    I grabbed a tube for $249 a few days ago for the upgrades over the 2015 / 2017 Shields (Dolby Vision and Atmos, AI upscaling, new remote, and faster SoC), plus Plex uses the Dolby Vision and AI upscaling too.

    Have found there was no noticeable performance difference between my older Shields and the tube when navigating the menus or using streaming apps or Plex etc.

    AFAIK there are only a few apps that can't be installed because of the 32bit limit (Dolphin emulator and RetroArch) so not an issue for me.

    •  

      My 2015 model was doing Atmos pass-through fine, via Plex?

      •  

        I think it's Netflix that's the issue primarily, my 2017 model seems to pass through Atmos on Plex.

        •  

          Ah yeah, Google tells me there was some firmware update that removed Atmos from most apps, excluding plex.

      • +1 vote

        As mentioned above, Netflix is the main addition for the 2019 Shields, as the 2015 and 2017 Shields also have Atmos for Disney+, Amazon Prime, and local content via audio passthrough using apps like Plex and Kodi, same as the 2019 ones.

  •  

    The cylinder model uses the older 32bit CPU too from memory.

    If you want to run 64bit apps you need the new Pro model from memory?

    •  

      The cylinder model is 64 bit CPU. It's just that the software is 32 bit due to lack of ram.

  •  

    The Best TV box but still overpriced.

  •  

    Is $380ish the best price for the new pro version?

  •  

    Will this play 4K atmos/DTS-X rips off a hardrive or would i need the pro model?

  •  

    hugely overpriced… specially with reduced hd streaming

  • +2 votes

    As happens so often around here tons of people call it overpriced - by their standards - while demand is sky high and you can scarcely buy them anywhere.

    If it it selling out everywhere then by definition it is not overpriced. It is underpriced.

    You can argue till you're blue in the face that people should not want to buy it at these prices but they do. Actions speak louder than words.

    • +3 votes

      These aren't sold in large numbers. Hence increasing demand. Retailers don't get truckloads of them.

      Virtually every review, even older models always knocked the price.

      So yes, their overpriced.

      Remember, the hardware is effectively 2015. This shouldn't be as expensive now.

  •  

    Bit on the fence … I don't game or need to run Plex so don't need Pro, but am unsure about being limited to 32bit apps … thoughts?

  •  

    Has this sold out?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, ordered one! Dont want to wait too long for another price drop!

  •  

    Has anyone used a shield with a mythtv server/live TV? Any good?

  •  

    Fire stick tv vs this? Want primarily for cinemahd ect.

  • +3 votes

    If your buying this for the lockdown, don't bother internet sucks

  •  

    Could someone tell thru which app on Shield Pro I can watch free to air digital tv channels . Waiting for my pro which I bought last week

  • +1 vote

    If this had Apple TV plus it would have everything.

  • +2 votes

    Sorry for doubling posting - (posted in another expired deal about the shield)..

    For anyone still looking for the Pro version … https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/233514916894 (From Futu Online)

    Whilst the price has gone up (no idea if jacking or just a reflection of AUD market) , after applying PMID20 as code - it comes down to $360 delivered.

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