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Nvidia Shield TV 2019 $199.20 Delivered ($194.22 with eBay Plus) @ Futu_online eBay

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I just got this one for myself. Looking forward to trying out their AI Upscaling

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  • +4 votes

    Spend extra for the pro, this one is pretty laggy from what I heard

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      I mostly use streaming services so hopefully it won't be too bad..

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        I use it for streaming and it works brilliantly.

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          Have you tried their AI Upscaling? how is it?

          • +1 vote

            @Jerryngm: I use the AI upscaling for 1080 content on a 4k projector. Works fantastically.

    • +1 vote

      For most users it wont be laggy. However only real time it is laggy is when you attempt to stream a BD Remux (e.g. non compressed Bluray). Which it struggles with.

      • +2 votes

        Probably more a wifi limitations then the unit

        • +1 vote

          I still have lag playing HQ videos despite connected via gigabit Ethernet and trying lots of trouble shooting. I think it's the actual shield unit. I also have the older shield which works perfectly in the same scenario.
          YMMV, but it seems that others complain of the same problems.

          I'd recommend the Pro personally.

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          I have both units, the tube and the Pro, both connected via gigabit ethernet, the tube struggles on some 4k remuxes, no issues on the Pro.
          I have heard of some people successfully using Kodi as their front-end rather than Plex, it might be a Plex issue, or a memory issue on the tube.

          As far as I can tell, the tube is great for upscaling and streaming services.

          If you like to rip your UHD Blurays to your NAS like me, go Pro.

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            @dollarydoos: is plex trying to transcode or is it direct-streaming

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            @dollarydoos: Are you using the tube on a 4K TV?

            I have a pro on a 4K TV and no issues with it.

            However, I'm looking at buying a Shield tube for my bedroom 1080p TV to replace the Chromecast with Google TV that shits the bed with certain transcodes/codes.

            I have a lot of remuxed content, although I likely won't be watching any of it on the secondary TV, but I'm hoping it won't be an issue for me.

            I play everything through Plex and my server can manage transcode 4K so I just don't want to invest in a tube and have the same issue as the CC.

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              @fredskis: Tube was previously on the 4K TV but crashed a bit with 4K remuxes via Plex, now collecting dust.

              I haven't tried playing 4K content on a 1080p TV tbh, I'm not sure if it would server-transcode or play direct (with the tube itself downscaling).

  • +1 vote

    This just the normal Shield BTW. You should be buying the Pro. Much better

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    Pro is great. Good to see we are post pandemic pricing finally.

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      Pre, you meant?

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        Both actually work lol

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    upvoted cause I thought it was the pro, woops. if you're not going to get the pro I'd get the chromecast tv instead.

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      If you wanted HD Audio codecs like Atmos, then you aren't going to get it passed through on a Chromecast TV. If you dont care about HD Audio then doesn't matter on which one you get.

  • +1 vote

    The pro was one of my favourite purchases of last year. Great if you want to make a plex server without buying a NAS. For those wondering, the upscaling works well but be aware it is not supported in a number of apps, so if you want to use it for a specific purpose be sure to make sure it's compatible. Also don't set it to high, works best at a subtle low-medium setting.

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    Anyone recommend a decent replacement remote?

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      an app on your phone?

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        joking right?

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          you can use the android TV remote app as a last resort.

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      I got one of the recommended 3rd party remotes for about $20 and I can't get it working.

      I was looking at getting a 1st party remote:
      https://www.harveynorman.com.au/nvidia-shield-tv-remote-2020...

      I have the old NVIDIA Shield and the included remote is very laggy. Thankfully it also came with the game controller so I'm just using that.

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    Just waiting for Pro to return to Deal status but thanks OP, at least it proves my OZB alerts are working.