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tatbaird

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#197855 15-Jun-2016 15:11
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Hi, anyone been doing any gaming through Nvidia Gamestream on the shield. Any comments or opinions? Also I have tried streaming GTA V from my PC to the shield, but seems to be way too laggy even over gigabit ethernet. Anybody been using this and are there any tweaks you know of to improve performance? I don't really care about Android games.

 

 

 

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richms
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  #1574513 15-Jun-2016 16:21
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All streaming I have tried both steam and nvidia has been too laggy to be pleasant. GTA was hard to drive.

Seems to be a combo of input devices lagging and the video lagging. Just a mouse thru steam link to the PC is noticeable laggy on the attached PC monitor. It seems to try to hide it with a local pointer on the steam box sometimes.




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  #1574782 16-Jun-2016 06:52
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never tried the nvidia shield, have used moonlight on a raspberry pi with some success (it was a while ago and not all controller buttons mapped controller, think the dpad didnt work) but streaming was fine and I could play AC Rogue without issue.  

 

I use a steamlink myself and find it excellent.  2 games (AC Unity and Syndicate) are completely unplayable and i get around 5fps with those (on a i5 3.6Ghz, 8GB ram, and gtx 970, so not computer its those games).

 

playing witcher 3 on the steam link this last week, has been excellent.


 
 
 
 


ZiglioNZ
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  #1576046 17-Jun-2016 22:09
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tatbaird:

 

Hi, anyone been doing any gaming through Nvidia Gamestream on the shield. Any comments or opinions? Also I have tried streaming GTA V from my PC to the shield, but seems to be way too laggy even over gigabit ethernet. Anybody been using this and are there any tweaks you know of to improve performance? I don't really care about Android games. 

 

 

 

I just got an Nvidia Shield TV and have tried Gamestream on trial for the first time.

 

We're with Vodafone on 100/20 fibre. The problem is not bandwidth, it's the distance between us and the cloud service, that is probably running off Amazon AWS in Sydney. It was playable, I've tried worse (Playcast) or worser (OnLive). It's all about distance, and unfortunately we're not likely to see Amazon opening a data center here.

 

It's probably ok with slower games, such as the ones from the Lego series.

 

 

 


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  #1576048 17-Jun-2016 22:12
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Having reread your post, you probably mean local streaming. I haven't tried that yet, will post later


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  #1576085 18-Jun-2016 08:40
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Looking at getting a Nvidia Shield TV as it now capable of running Plex Server but have not been able to confirm if I will just need a plug adaptor or if it requires a step down transformer. Please advise. Cheers.

ZiglioNZ
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  #1576087 18-Jun-2016 08:56
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kiwimustang: Looking at getting a Nvidia Shield TV as it now capable of running Plex Server but have not been able to confirm if I will just need a plug adaptor or if it requires a step down transformer. Please advise. Cheers.


Any cheap US/NZ adaptor would do that's ok with 40W. I bought a $9 one from PBTech that's rated for 2.4KW so it's gonna be fine 😉.
The Shield"s little power brick sits snug in it.

They say Plex Server will be released for the PRO version. Can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work on the Shield 16FB version, we'll see.
I've put a 128GB microSD in it and swapped it with the internal storage. It works but it's painfully slow at times when it writes to the card. Thought I had a class 10. Anyway I've now ordered a 64GB class 10 and will try with that.

Finally, I've tried gamestream from my laptop. It's an Acer with GTX960m and a core i5.
It worked with Tale of Two Sons for a while, no lag. But then it stopped probably because the CPU can't make it, it needs a few more cores.
Down the track I'll probably get an Alienware Alpha or similar to do streaming.

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  #1576092 18-Jun-2016 09:18
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Many thanks, I thought that would be the case. The Shield 16gb and the Pro are the same machine except the Pro has a 500gb HDD, and I'm not sure but I THINK the 16gb is a SSD, maybe someone else can confirm that. The storage does not worry me as it will be hooked up to a 3TB USB drive anyway.

 
 
 
 


ZiglioNZ
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  #1576097 18-Jun-2016 09:31
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kiwimustang: Many thanks, I thought that would be the case. The Shield 16gb and the Pro are the same machine except the Pro has a 500gb HDD, and I'm not sure but I THINK the 16gb is a SSD, maybe someone else can confirm that. The storage does not worry me as it will be hooked up to a 3TB USB drive anyway.


The 16GB are internal flash, that is much faster than the microSD I've got.
I haven't opened the box myself to see if it's in the form of an SSD, I'd be surprised.
I haven't hooked up an HHD because I find the microSD solution more portable.
You've got to be careful not to unplug the HHD if you decide to use it as "internal storage".
Anyway, it'd be impossible even to fill 1TB with the limited selection of Android games available but that's not probably what you were gonna use it for 😊

By the way so far I haven't find a game that is much better on the Shield than on Razer TV, other than perhaps Trine.
Even AC Identity doesn't run very fluently, a bit disappointing. It looks very good though

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  #1576107 18-Jun-2016 10:08
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kiwimustang: Looking at getting a Nvidia Shield TV as it now capable of running Plex Server but have not been able to confirm if I will just need a plug adaptor or if it requires a step down transformer. Please advise. Cheers.

 

 

 

No transformer required for mine.

 

As for streaming games - I'm only on VDSL and it was too laggy for me. As others have suggested server location will likely be the reason.

 

I also can't stream local stream games as my desktop ain't up to snuff - but based on comments here it may not as simple as that anyway?


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  #1576120 18-Jun-2016 10:38
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Yeah, Doh! Flash storage makes much more sense. Primarily using it as a Streaming box - NF, Hulu, Plex, Sling TV - also love the amount of codex it can handle, all hardware based. I am a totally biased Apple fan but they are so far behind the times with streaming it is embarrassing.

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  #1576131 18-Jun-2016 11:02
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I have a Shield Tablet K1 and use the Gamestreaming feature quite often. 

 

I played through most of Need for Speed 2015 and have also played a bit of GTA V. Playing over ethernet is almost like playing on the PC itself but there can be noticeable input lag at times. The only games I can play over wifi are games like Cities: Skylines, Civ 5, Stellaris etc. because there's not much going on on the screen which makes the lag less noticeable.

 

I can't comment on the streaming experience on the Shield TV as I have never used one, it does have a gigabit LAN port and supports 4k@60fps streaming though so I'm tempted to get it :)





PC: R7 3700x 4.3Ghz/32GB DDR4/GTX1070

 


driller2000
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  #1576187 18-Jun-2016 12:33
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Kinda related question insofar as we have Shield owners here:

 

 

 

Q: Why do some use Plex over Kodi on the Shield TV - or even better SPMC?

 

 

 

Plex seemed kinda hobbled and inflexible to me?

 

Whereas SPMC imho is a clear winner now that the developer has abandoned Android Kodi to focus on SPMC - with full HD Audio goodness - incl Atmos + Addons etc - just seems odd to me that you would even contemplate Plex on this box...fair enough if your TV might have had Plex and no Kodi - but the Shield TV in my exp is an outstanding Kodi/SPMC box + all the other stuff it does well :)

 

 


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  #1576209 18-Jun-2016 14:05
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Recently got the Shield TV 16gb for myself. Still need to figure it out completely. Briefly used it for Netflix. Any tried using Getflix on it to unlock its true potential?

 

I know that Netflix was locking down geo unblockers - but has anyone got Hulu or Amazon Video working on the Shield TV (using Getflix or something similar)?

 

I will be trying out the gaming feature soon as well - recently purchased a 970GTX and hoping to put it to some good use over the network! 


ZiglioNZ
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  #1576352 18-Jun-2016 20:57
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Krishant007:

Recently got the Shield TV 16gb for myself. Still need to figure it out completely. Briefly used it for Netflix. Any tried using Getflix on it to unlock its true potential?


I know that Netflix was locking down geo unblockers - but has anyone got Hulu or Amazon Video working on the Shield TV (using Getflix or something similar)?


I will be trying out the gaming feature soon as well - recently purchased a 970GTX and hoping to put it to some good use over the network! 



Having had Netflix for two or three years, via Hola.org once, I don't find the NZ catalogue that much worse than Netflix from the US or other countries.
I'm now on Neon, free for 12 months through Vodafone, and I find its catalogue so much richer than Netflix both for movies and TV series. Shame about the picture quality, terrible even on a 42''

ZiglioNZ
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  #1576500 19-Jun-2016 10:19
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Hi guys,

 

 

 

yesterday I realized wifi on my laptop was going superslow due to using the wrong driver. With the correct driver, it went from 12Mps to 866!! Now gamestream works beautifully, even off a core i5 cpu.

 

 

 


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