NVIDIA Shield TV (Pro): set-top box for gamers

NVIDIA Shield TV (Pro): set-top box for gamers

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The shield portable TV is the most powerful set-top box Android TV on the market. With the last update the housing has shrunk significantly, however, the usual specifications remain largely the same. The first version of the Shield TV is also available as Pro version. Prices range of 229.99 euros and 329.99 euros above the average of other set-top boxes, but be here due to the high performance and the integration of the GeForce-Now service not only Netflix and Youtube consumers but also Gamer addressed.

As ordinary set-top box, the Shield TV can not be described. Nvidia offers players a relatively affordable entry into the current gaming world. The Shield TV bridges the gap between set-top box and console so that it is clearly different from competitors like the Fire TV or Apple TV. Although the Shield TV is not cheap to 229.99 euros, for buyers but also get one of the most powerful device that knows the Android world: Thanks to the Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, which has a Nvidia GPU with all 256 cores and is supported by 3GB of RAM, the performance of the Shield TV on very high level. In addition, however, can not only enjoy Android games on the device, but by Game Stream also games from home PC to the device to play.


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Nvidia Shield TV: hardware and accessories at a glance

GeForce Now: Gaming-on-Demand

Who can be no call your own gaming PC, but is also powered by Nvidia GeForce Now games from the cloud can be streamed directly to the console. In the first month of service is free, then Nvidia month demanded 9.99 euros. The processing is done externally from the computers of the company, the result is to be a liquid gaming experience on their home TV &# 8211; provided the Internet connection does not thwart the bill.


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Nvidia Shield TV: Tour through software and features

In addition, the shield portable TV has of course all the qualities of an ordinary set-top box: Movies and videos can be streamed over Netflix, YouTube, Magine, Zattoo and many other apps on the TV and even Chromecast features has the Shield TV and makes thus the use of an additional dongles obsolete.

New version smaller housing


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Shield portable TV (2017) Hands-On: set-top box with 4K and HDR watched

Recently, the Shield TV in a new version on the market, however - not much different from its predecessor - at least inside. Only the housing has shrunk, and there is a revised controller and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via external USB 3.0 drive). The original version of the Shield TV will continue to be sold as a Pro version, but here with 500 GB of memory and a larger cabinet and also a microSD card slot and microUSB port. Both versions support the image output in 4K UHD with HDR. On the software side is Android 7.0 nougat with Android TV for use, in addition, the console now supports the Google Assistant.

With the new Shield Pod the smart home functionality of the Shield TV can be extended. It is a small speaker with integrated microphone that can be placed anywhere in the home. About the Shield TV combines the Shield Pod with the Google Assistant, and thus serves as a full-fledged alternative to solutions from Google and Amazon. Nor the extension is not available, but will soon be available for $ 50.

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Shield portable TV (Pro): Technical Specifications compared

designationShield portable TVNvidia Shield Pro TV
processorNvidia Tegra X1 processor 256 core-Maxwell GPU and 3GB RAMNvidia Tegra X1 processor 256 core-Maxwell GPU and 3GB RAM
video featuresUp to 4K UHD with up to 60 fps and HDRUp to 4K UHD with up to 60 fps and HDR
Wireless Interface802.11ac 2&# 215; 2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 / BLE802.11ac 2&# 215; 2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 / BLE
interfacesGigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.0 (Type A)Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.0 (Type A) 2, Micro USB 2.0, MicroSD slot (supports 128GB cards), IR receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony
Gaming featuresNvidia GeForce NOW streaming service NVIDIA Game StreamNvidia GeForce NOW streaming service NVIDIA Game Stream
measures and weight98 x 159 x 26 millimeters, 250 grams130 x 210 x 25 millimeters, 652 grams
optional accessoriesRemote control, standRemote control, stand
Internal memory16 GB500 GB
price229.99 EUR329.99 EUR

Shield portable TV (Pro): Rates and Availability

The new version of the shield portable TV is available for 229.99 euros, the Pro version fails with 329.99 euro record and plenty of room for lots of games and media. Although the set-top box, which is slightly more expensive than before, the WiFi remote control - the unit price is here at 59.99 euros - but is now also included. An additional controller is available for 69.99 Euro. For the optical refinement or to deal with space problems, there is a stand depending on the model for 24,99 Euros respectively 34.99 Euros. Is available Shield TV among others, Nvidia and Amazon.

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