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#237952 26-Jun-2018 18:39
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I came across an article on Gizmodo Aus that the Shield TV will be sold in Australia starting at $249.  I assume this is AU dollars as all the articles I could find were Au websites.
The Shield TV must be due for release/sale soon as the article says "We'll be spending some time with the SHIELD later this week, and I'll have my thoughts for you when the embargo lifts"

 

Assuming the AU$249 is for the US$179(AU$241) remote only Shield TV then its pretty close on price.

 

I couldn't find an official press release but did find an article on the Australia PC World website saying that it will be available from "PB Technologies, Computer Lounge and Playtech in New Zealand." 

 

I guess if your looking at getting a shield then maybe hold off a bit and see what happens in July to hopefully be able to by locally with NZ adaptor.

 

 


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  #2045176 28-Jun-2018 09:44
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https://www.pbtech.co.nz/news/1404/Nvidia-Shield-at-PB-Tech

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  #2046981 1-Jul-2018 19:01
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The Shield is on my wish list, but the budget is tight at the moment so no toy budget for me at the moment. However:

 

  • AU$249 = $NZ 262 at the current exchange rate of 92 cents.
  • US$179 = $NZ $263

PB Estimated price $329.95. That's just over 25% more than the US or Aussie prices. Once again the curse of supply via NZ retailers, local consumers get the product years late and at an inflated price when it does eventually land.

 

Probably better to order from Aussie than locally, even with a bit tacked on for shipping to here, as that will ensure the correct power adapter is included.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2047007 1-Jul-2018 19:39
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PB Tech is quoting the price for the Shield with a controller which is US$199 which converted is about NZ$299 but NZ has GST


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  #2047048 1-Jul-2018 21:16
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Possibly. But my recollection is that when I looked at buying one about a month or so before Christmas, the retailer (I can't remember whether it was Amazon or B&H) had it for $US179 with the remote and controller at the time. I guess that might have been a sale price.


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  #2055112 12-Jul-2018 14:49
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Playtech have it listed for preorder.

 

https://www.playtech.co.nz/catalog/category/view/s/nvidia-shield/id/577/

 

 

 

 





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  #2057079 16-Jul-2018 13:58
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browned:

Playtech have it listed for preorder.

 

https://www.playtech.co.nz/catalog/category/view/s/nvidia-shield/id/577/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like PBTech have updated their page as well:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/news/1404/Nvidia-Shield-at-PB-Tech

 


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  #2057084 16-Jul-2018 14:08
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Also remember that we get CGA protection, which will be built in the price compared to Aussie/US imports.


 
 
 
 


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  #2057134 16-Jul-2018 14:58
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Bought one of these from the US late last year - best device I've purchased in a long while - zero issues and it just got updated and is even better - even the WAF is 9/10 (apparently just having to turn it on separately than the TV loses a point).

 

Bought it for Plex and Netflix streaming - and it's great for those use cases but one of the things I didn't realize about it before buying was that it advertises itself as a Chromecast on your network - so it's fantastic for casting to; we've been streaming the World Cup from the Sky fan pass app and it's been superb.

 

We've been having issues with the v1 Chromecasts we have where they've been dropping off the network and being undiscoverable - this thing is just reliably there all the time.

 

Oh - and the box itself is tiny - the controller (bout the size of an XBox controller) is actually bigger than it. And the remote is great for general use... just don't try to type anything with it - and it's small and black... if you can't find it, look between couch cushions ;).

 

I'm going to buy another one for my den and deprecate the v1 Chromecast that's been annoying me.

 

 

 

 


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  #2057843 17-Jul-2018 16:17
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Exiting time except this update from Playtech. Some hurry up and wait.

 

https://www.playtech.co.nz/catalog/category/view/s/nvidia-shield/id/577/

 

 

 

As for the ATV platform on the shield does anyone know if it supports nz based apps ie lightbox or fta apps?


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  #2057846 17-Jul-2018 16:22
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JimmyH:

 

The Shield is on my wish list, but the budget is tight at the moment so no toy budget for me at the moment. However:

 

  • AU$249 = $NZ 262 at the current exchange rate of 92 cents.
  • US$179 = $NZ $263

PB Estimated price $329.95. That's just over 25% more than the US or Aussie prices. Once again the curse of supply via NZ retailers, local consumers get the product years late and at an inflated price when it does eventually land.

 

Probably better to order from Aussie than locally, even with a bit tacked on for shipping to here, as that will ensure the correct power adapter is included.

 

 

 

 

15% for GST and 15% for Local warranty, doesn't seem in the slightest way unreasonable. 

 

 


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  #2057847 17-Jul-2018 16:27
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RRP is looking to be $369.95 NZD for the full shield kit, which includes the Shield Unit, Remote and Gaming Controller - we'll be back with more details as everything gets confirmed - keep your eyes on PB Tech Tips & News for the latest! 

 

 

 

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  #2057848 17-Jul-2018 16:29
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also you get the NZ power plug.  nz warranty, cga, power plug, get it the same day.  yeah I'd pay $50-$100 more for that.


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  #2057850 17-Jul-2018 16:34
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Yup, CGA and warranty is definitely worth it for these sorts of goods in my opinion... I've got two units from Amazon US but don't look forward to them suffering issues!


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  #2057853 17-Jul-2018 16:39
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If Shield without controller is $139US for Prime day (as rumoured), thats about $220NZ





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  #2057892 17-Jul-2018 16:43
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rb99:

 

If Shield without controller is $139US for Prime day (as rumoured), thats about $220NZ

 

 

So buy it, ship it via youshop and get no warranty.

 

You can't expect to get it for no GST because NZ companies to have to comply with local laws and pay local taxes.

 

 


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