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  Reply # 1834175 31-Jul-2017 11:22
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this

 

https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Streaming-Media-Player-Version/dp/B01N1NT9Y6/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1501456506&sr=1-1&keywords=shield%2Btv&th=1

 

just put it in the basket, went to the checkout

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Media-Streaming-Device/dp/B01NBJ6KZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501456617&sr=8-1&keywords=shield+tv

 

also just put it in the basket, went to the checkout

 

Compared prices using cheapest shipping (cos I'm cheap) in NZ dollars

 

(I don't have a Shield btw, just thought I'd mention it)

 

US power is 110V but generally it doesn't matter as most power supplies are 100V-250V anyway, but you should check, couldn't see anything about that off-hand.





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  Reply # 1834180 31-Jul-2017 11:33
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i have a US shield and just use a standard travel adapter.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1834182 31-Jul-2017 11:34
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Another option might be the Vero4k https://osmc.tv/vero/

 

Its made by the people that built OSMC (A free, dedicated port + customisation of KODI for raspberry pi and a couple of other hardware devices).

 

Looks like it would be around $210 NZD with free shipping from the UK.

 

To make it clear - this is not a Raspberry Pi - That wouldnt cope with 4k/HEVC as I understand it - but this device is specifically built for 4k/H265.

 

@sn (Sam Nazarko) is the founder of OSMC and has appeared a few times on GZ to answer questions etc - which is pretty impressive.

 

A device that runs OSMC/KODI would probably suit you quite well.





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  Reply # 1834183 31-Jul-2017 11:35
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Ordered... got the stand too, $327.30 but went with cheapest shipping. I import for a living and find things tens to arrive a similar time no matter what option I select.  Now I have to wait 2 weeks.. unacceptable hah. 

 

Figured if I don't like it (unlikely from what I have read) I'll get my $$ back on Tardme


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  Reply # 1834184 31-Jul-2017 11:37
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the reason i dont like vero4k is that its just running kodi.  10 years ago that would of been great, but now we need netflix etc.  so nvidia shield tv is the way to go IMO.




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  Reply # 1834186 31-Jul-2017 11:38
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ARIKIP:

 

With a great OLED set like that the best for Picture and Uncompressed Audio can only come from UHD Blu-ray. Even upscaled 1080P Blu-rays would look fantastic. You dont want to feed it anything less and always wonder whats possible. 

 

 

 

 

100% agree, but unfortunately, the available content isn't flash at all, and being rural, heading down the video shop when I'm hanging with a lady friend or something kind of kills the mood haha

 

But yes, I 100% agree, i'm not sure if any HEVC content would/could even support HDR?


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  Reply # 1834187 31-Jul-2017 11:41
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Another vote for the Vero4k. @sn is a pretty good guy also and the team is very quick on fixing issues.





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  Reply # 1834188 31-Jul-2017 11:41
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Sancho:

 

rb99:

 

FYI, Shield from US would be $24 cheaper.

 

 

Linkage?

 

 

The NVIDIA-SHIELD from amazon ships to NZ directly for  $216.04 USD which is roughly $287 NZD

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1834190 31-Jul-2017 11:43
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reven:

 

the reason i dont like vero4k is that its just running kodi.  10 years ago that would of been great, but now we need netflix etc.  so nvidia shield tv is the way to go IMO.

 

 

 

 

You might be in luck then. In two weeks OSMC's test builds will have support for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. It will need a bit of testing before it's ready for prime time (no pun intended) of course; but we're aware that we need to add support for more sources to the platform and that's exactly what we're doing. In 2017, the Shield still can't handle proper refresh rate switching, CEC, HD audio or deinterlacing. It will be good if you want Netflix now, but for good video playback, I'm not quite sure. Things may well improve in the future but I am unaware of how well NVIDIA respond to support and feature requests.


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  Reply # 1834222 31-Jul-2017 12:10
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michaelmurfy:

 

Another vote for the Vero4k. @sn is a pretty good guy also and the team is very quick on fixing issues.

 

 

 

 

Does the Vero play video directly from local USB?

 

 

 

Looking for a replacement for my flaky WDTV - all my media is currently on a local USB drive to that....





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  Reply # 1834232 31-Jul-2017 12:26
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Attached storage is mounted automatically under /media and will also show up directly under Kodi sources. 


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  Reply # 1834413 31-Jul-2017 16:15
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Does the Vero have a wired port and if so what speed? Does it supports HDR?





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  Reply # 1834439 31-Jul-2017 16:21
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Ethernet is 100Mbits which is enough for 4K. Gigabit is not always desirable (flow control)

 

HDR10 is supported. There were some experimental improvements, including dithering, but they are just about to come out of testing and be included in the next (and imminent) stable OSMC update. 


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  Reply # 1834489 31-Jul-2017 18:49
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Slightly OT, but I'd be interested in your feedback on your new Panny OLED, in particular, does the black frame insertion help or hinder picture quality for upscaled 1080p blu ray?


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  Reply # 1834496 31-Jul-2017 19:09
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Hands down - get a Shield.

 

Just so damn reliable and 4k/HDR playback without breaking a sweat, all via in-built apps (Netflix, YT) and controlled by a remote.

 

(See other threads on here for more detail.)

 

 

 

PS: I prefer SPMC over Kodi as it will also playback HD Audio (Atmos/DTS:X) AND your library is also included in voice search which is well handy.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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