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# 259730 18-Oct-2019 07:29
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Looks like someone over at Amazon drank one cup of java too many....

 

https://www.androidcentral.com/nvidias-upcoming-and-unannounced-shield-refresh-goes-live-early-amazon

 

Someone got their Christmas wish, since it now includes Dolby Vision. Specs get a bit of a bump with the Tegra X1+ processor, BT 5.0, and a new remote to boot.

 

Supposed to release on Oct 28th according to the Amazon listing at $199 USD. Hopefully we won't have to wait a few years for it....


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  # 2339977 18-Oct-2019 07:33
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The remote better work properly. 


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  # 2340011 18-Oct-2019 09:15
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Tempted to have a look one of these. I've almost bought a Shield on three or four occasions previously.

 

But now in a bit of a dilemma over whether to go with a Shield, 2019 Fire TV Cube or an Apple TV.

 

Apparently the Shield is quite difficult to get all the UK catch-up apps working out of region even with a DNS service but does bit stream Hi Res audio.

 

The Fire TV, based on my experience, are easy to get working with UK apps but need NZ apps sideloading (some work, some don't) and doesn't bitstream/handle certain audio formats well.

 

And the Apple TV has all the apps and they can be installed relatively easily by setting up different iTunes accounts. But again, no bitstreaming.   


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  # 2340104 18-Oct-2019 11:05
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The non Pro dongle one looks pretty sweet too:

 

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/10/17/nvidia-shield-tv-dongle-leaks/

 

 








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  # 2340118 18-Oct-2019 11:46
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I have the original Shield, and very impressed with; I would consider upgrading to the new version as my main Kayo, YouTube, media device, knowing I could still use the original one in the guest bedroom.

 

 





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  # 2340121 18-Oct-2019 11:53
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gbwelly:

 

The non Pro dongle one looks pretty sweet too:

 

https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/10/17/nvidia-shield-tv-dongle-leaks/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheesh, that looks ace!





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  # 2340124 18-Oct-2019 11:58
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I'll upgrade my 2017 model, but I have to say, I've had fairly mixed results with my existing one. It's buggy and the remote is beyond rubbish.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2340156 18-Oct-2019 14:25
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It's nice how the Dongle version still has a real ethernet port and USB. 😃

 

Hopefully both versions use Bluetooth for the remote. Which would make it dead easy to integrate with my Harmony.




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  # 2340158 18-Oct-2019 14:32
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evilengineer:

 

Tempted to have a look one of these. I've almost bought a Shield on three or four occasions previously.

 

But now in a bit of a dilemma over whether to go with a Shield, 2019 Fire TV Cube or an Apple TV.

 

Apparently the Shield is quite difficult to get all the UK catch-up apps working out of region even with a DNS service but does bit stream Hi Res audio.

 

The Fire TV, based on my experience, are easy to get working with UK apps but need NZ apps sideloading (some work, some don't) and doesn't bitstream/handle certain audio formats well.

 

And the Apple TV has all the apps and they can be installed relatively easily by setting up different iTunes accounts. But again, no bitstreaming.   

 

 

I guess that depends on whether you need the local media streaming/Plex option. Since most streaming services are gonna be lossy audio for now anyway, it sounds like the ATV4k might be an easier out-of-the-box experience. Although if, like me, you like tinkering for sake of tinkering....


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  # 2340211 18-Oct-2019 15:01
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networkn:

 

 

 

 the remote is beyond rubbish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got one of these when they were on special for $10, its bigger than the stock remote, works well though.. you can have it setup with either bluetooth or use a wireless dongle for it.

 

I like that it has a power button on it, you can actually turn your shield off / put it to sleep when youre done without having to go via the settings menu 

 

Has air mouse if thats your thing too, it works but I dont like it.

 

takes 2x AAA batteries and has a mic if you use voice search

 

The dongle I got with mine is a lot smaller than the one thats shown in the picture of that link.. mines like a tiny little nub 

 

 


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  # 2340288 18-Oct-2019 15:25
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I've got one too. It seems to occasionally cause issues with the on screen keyboard but otherwise it's a significant upgrade. Next time I want one with a keyboard

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  # 2340313 18-Oct-2019 16:16
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Hopefully this will make a nice Stadia device also.

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  # 2340346 18-Oct-2019 19:32
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networkn:

I'll upgrade my 2017 model, but I have to say, I've had fairly mixed results with my existing one. It's buggy and the remote is beyond rubbish.


 



If you don't like it why buy another one?

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  # 2340353 18-Oct-2019 19:42
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networkn:

 

I'll upgrade my 2017 model, but I have to say, I've had fairly mixed results with my existing one. It's buggy and the remote is beyond rubbish.

 

 

 

 

 



If you don't like it why buy another one?

 

 

 

Because whilst the bugs are annoying, there is very little else in the market that will perform like this with this level of support and community and most of the bugs are workaroundable. 

 

 


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  # 2340356 18-Oct-2019 19:46
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networkn:

Handle9:
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I'll upgrade my 2017 model, but I have to say, I've had fairly mixed results with my existing one. It's buggy and the remote is beyond rubbish.


 


 




If you don't like it why buy another one?


 


Because whilst the bugs are annoying, there is very little else in the market that will perform like this with this level of support and community and most of the bugs are workaroundable. 


 



Apple TV is still the gold standard for streaming boxes. I've got Android TV and ATV and it's not really close.

Your own choices may not make that an option but the ecosystem is significantly better that Android TV.

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