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Nvidia Shield Tv Pro 2019

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New NVIDIA SHIELD devices that leaked last week are both going on sale today. Theres $199. 99 NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro, with a design identical to that of the previous model, and all - new $149. 99 NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Both now feature Dolby Vision, in addition to HDR10 and Dolby Atmos audio that were offered by previous SHIELD, and they come with a redesigned remote. Another big new feature is the AI - power Upscaling system that makes 1080p content look more detailed and closer to 4K quality. 've 've spent a few days testing a tube - shaped SHIELD TV, and I think it is going to appeal to an even wider audience than Home Theater enthusiasts have been drawn to SHIELD for its sheer horsepower and software that allows for plenty of tinkering. Want to load SHIELD up with emulators and game ROMs? Have at it. Sideload to your heart's content. Both SHIELD TV Pro and SHIELD TV include Nvidias Tegra X1 + chip, which is up to 25 percent faster than older device. Shield has always been strong when it comes to performance, and I dont think youll find a faster Android TV experience anywhere. This kind of speed and fluidity is rivalled only by Apple TV 4K. Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and other apps open near - instantly and are buttery smooth as you scroll around for something to watch. Google Assistant responds quickly, and Android TV can now be included in routines created with the Google Home app. I 've grown rather bullish on Android TV in my time using SHIELD. The home screen is nicely customizable and isnt laced with ads like Roku or Fire TV. I like that I can scroll through recent videos from my YouTube subscriptions right on the Home screen. But not many apps offer these horizontal carousels. Bizarrely, not even YouTube TV does Itd be nice to have my favorite channels right there for quick access to live TV, but nope. This lack of support for Android TV features from third - party developers and Google itself is disappointing. You can use Chromecast to SHIELD TV, and voice commands through Google Assistant work reliably. Google is also finally improving the Play Store on Android TV for easier discoverability. The Shield TV design is certainly unconventional. Youre not going to mistake this thing for Apple TV or Roku. And at over 6 inches long, SHIELD TV is by no means Streaming Stick. It does not mean to hang off from your TV's HDMI port. Instead, NVIDIA thinks most customers will either hide it behind TV or even leave it on the floor behind their entertainment cabinet. At both ends of the tube are different ports: HDMI, microSD, and remote finder button on one side, and ethernet and power on the other.

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NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019)

Nvidia SHIELD TV is the best Android TV box you can buy, and it still rings TRUE with 2019 editions. Standard SHIELD TV is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a simple way to stream from your favorite Android Streaming apps, while those looking for more connectivity options will gravitate toward SHIELD TV Pro. But things get a bit more complicated if you already own an older version of NVIDIA SHIELD TV, specifically the 2017 NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro. Odds are good that your SHIELD TV is still running great, thanks to NVIDIA doing a consistently great job with timely software updates. The 2017 model also comes with 500GB of internal storage, which was probably a big reason why you would have opt for the Pro model. Of course, 2019 lineup does offer some technical upgrades that may be worth upgrading for. Both models support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and AI - enhanced upscaling will not be coming to older Shields, so if that feature entices you, then it is worth considering upgrade.

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New chip, new tricks

The new Sheild TV 2019 comes with plenty of upgrades over the previous generation, such as Nvidias Tegra X1 + chip, Dolby Vision, AI - power Upscaling and, of course, completely redesigned Remote. However, that is not the only thing that has change. It also comes with new software features and hardware upgrades that are not obvious at first sight. Let's check out all the tips, tricks, and new features of the 2019 Shield TV. If you have a 2017 Shield TV, there is not much reason to upgrade except - Remote. The new Remote is much better than the previous generation.S Its ergonomic, comes with updated features like backlight, dedicated Netflix button and, of course, Remote finder. Fortunately, new Remote can also be paired with the old Shield TV and is sold separately on NVIDIA website for just $30.

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Design

Nvidia Shield TV Pro is a tiny little thing, give power pack. Shape like a slim wedge with some angular indentations carven into it for posterity, it is about the size of two Kindle e - readers stacked on top of each other. Itd just about fit into the back pocket of your jeans, in a pinch. Laying flat or standing tall, itll sit innocuously alongside your other AV gear, with its on status depicted by neon green light strip, intensity of which can be tweaked if you find it a little garish. Around back you 'll find two USB 3. 0 ports, 4K HDR - compatible HDMI port, Ethernet port and proprietary power port. Wi - Fi is build - in, as is Bluetooth 5. 0 for connecting wireless accessories. The only cable included in the box, however, is for power. You 'll have to supply your own HDMI lead. Under hood is 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Ram remains unchanged then, but we 've seen other Shield models with as much as 500GB of on - board storage, so little more here would have been appreciate. Still, two USB ports make adding external storage a cinch, not to mention plugging in a wired controller or keyboard and mouse. What's really changed then is the processor - the first major upgrade to the Shield TV range since it was introduced in 2015. On - board here is Tegra X1 + processor - representing a 25% performance boost over retiring Tegra X1, its of same family of chips currently powering the latest Nintendo Switch models, including Nintendo Switch Lite. The Shield TV family has never been a slouch in terms of performance, but the addition of X1 + makes everything feel a tad snappier, and also facilitates some of the new feature additions on - board here.

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Specs

Here's the full SHIELD TV Pro specs list.

RAM3GB
SoCNVIDIA Tegra X1+
Storage16GB
Video4K, Dolby Vision HDR, AI upscaling
AudioDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus
RemoteBluetooth connectivity, IR blaster, Voice search, Motion-activated backlit buttons, Built-in lost remote locator, Replaceable AAA batteries
Voice AssistantGoogle Assistant built-in, Works with Alexa
Connectivity802.11ac 22 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Chromecast 4K built-in
Ports2 x USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, Power
Dimensions3.58 inches (9.8cm) x 6.26 inches (15.9cm) x 1.02 inches (2.593mm)
WeightHeight: 3.58 in / 9.8cm, Width: 6.26 in / 15.9cm, Depth: 1.02 in / 2.593cm
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Price$199.99
BuyAmazon

If youve used Android TV device before, youll know what to expect from Nvidia Shield TV. Its pretty much the vanilla Android TV experience as Google designed it, with some small tweaks specific to Shield TV Pros features. It offers rows of content, based on your installed apps. The top row is an overview of your most regularly - used apps, with rows that follow offering rich artwork and content recommendation snippets based on what associate app offers. All of this can be re - organised or hidden as you see fit. Shield TV Pro therefore gives you access to all major streaming services in their 4K / HDR configurations, from Netflix to Amazon Prime Video to BBC iPlayer and everything in between. There are also media server apps like Plex, ton of Android TV games to try out and, for those happy to navigate potential pitfalls, host of retro gaming emulators to tinker with. Keep in mind that not every Android app you have on your phone has the Android TV variant, and that browsing the app store for Android TV can be a pain - you always get a feeling that you are not being shown every possible app from search. However, Android TV interface revamp is said to be on cards, and Shield TV Pro will see any benefits that update eventually bring with it. Plus, Google Chromecast is build - in here, so any Chromecast - supporting mobile app that you want to throw up onto big screen via Shield will be supported here. It is worth noting that all this can be browsed using voice commands from within any section of the interface or from inside the app, with included remote featuring mic. Google Assistant is a native voice butler built in, but Nvidia Shield TV Pro can be controlled with Amazon Alexa devices, too. As such, Shield TV Pro is an effective smart home hub, as well as being a media player and gaming box. So what is new in terms of features for Nvidia Shield TV Pro in 2019? It mostly down to video playback performance. Shield TV already supports plenty of HDR formats, but it now also plays back Dolby Vision content, premium format that tweaks brightness and contrast levels using frame - by - frame metadata. If your TV supports it, it is an incredibly rewarding feature, bringing great depth to the scene. It also means Shield Now supports both Dolby premium cinema formats, including Dolby Atmos audio, which can make sounds appear to come from behind and above the movie viewer, as well as in front, for a truly immersive experience - provided you get compatible speaker gear hooked up to your TV. The second big addition is a new AI image upscaler that can be toggled on or off at the push of a button. It is fantastic, and transformative for content that runs below 4K resolution.

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Content and features

Performance differences between Shield TV and Shield TV Pro may not be night and day, but the Pro does confer two huge benefits: expanded smart - Home functionality, and ability to host media server. First off, you should be aware that both Shield TV and Shield TV Pro have smart - Home functionality. You can program Google Routines into either device, and both are fully compatible with both Google Assistant and Alexa. However, default Shield TV can't act as a smart - Home hub by itself; you still need to run the hub through phone, computer or other device. Shield TV Pro, on the other hand, can be a hub for Samsung SmartThings, thanks to its two USB ports in back. That means you can use Shield TV Pro as a command center for a variety of security cameras, light bulbs, motion sensors, smart outlets, programmable buttons and more. If the idea of controlling your whole house from your TV appeals to you, Shield TV Pro offers you more ways to do so. If you want to run Plex media server, Shield TV Pro is your only option. To be clear: If you host media server through your PC or phone, you can access your content with either version of Shield TV. But suppose you are tired of keeping your computer or phone running for hours on end, and would rather keep everything together in a dedicated entertainment device. Shield TV Pro hook up to external hard drive might be just ticket.


Nvidia Shield TV (2019)

Shield TV isnt just about movies and TV shows,. Of course, it is also built for gaming. The regular Nvidia Shield TV has all the game - centric features weve come to expect from Nvidias boxes and access to Android games via the Play Store, but if you want the best gaming experience, youll want to upgrade to Nvidia Shield TV Pro. Unlike the new vanilla Shield TV, Pro looks almost exactly the same as its predecessors, though it does come with a refreshed remote. What you do get, however, is 3GB RAM and double base storage at 16GB. That enables Pro to run more demanding Android TV games, though both have access to AAA PC titles through GeForce Now. Pro has 2x USB - C ports and supports gameplay recording and broadcasting to Twitch. It also has Plex Media Server support, is SmartThings Link ready, and can be transformed into a live TV and local DVR box using a USB tuner.

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Bottom line

One of the biggest changes from previous Shield TV models is the new version's remote control. While older Shield TVs had remotes available, they also included controllers, which were the primary way Nvidia expected users to interact with the system. The $150 Shield TV doesn't include a controller anymore. This isn't really a problem, since you can now connect any controller you want other Android controllers, Xbox One controllers and even DualShock 4 controllers. Pairing is painless, and I imagine that most people interested in buying Shield TV in the first place already own at least one compatible peripheral. But Shield TV does come with remote control, and it's complete redesign. The new remote control is a black triangular prism, with two rows of circular buttons down front. You get circular direction controls, with a confirm button in the middle,. In addition to all standard media controls, there's also a dedicated button for Netflix at the bottom, which isn't necessary, but doesn't do any harm, either. One cool feature of the remote is that it will automatically illuminate when you pick it up, so it's easy to see in a dark room. But for some reason, buttons are quite dark themselves until lighting kicks in, which makes illumination something of a necessity, even in moderately bright room. It probably would have been easier to just make lighter - colored buttons. The remote also operates on two AA batteries: step up from coin - cell battery in previous Shield TV remotes, but rechargeable peripheral would still be nice.

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GeForce Now and GameStream

If one thing sets NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro apart from other streaming boxes, its build - in GeForce NOW service. It essentially gives you access to top - tier PC games on your TV, whether you have a gaming PC or not - providing your internet connection is capable of reaching consistent, moderately - fast speeds. Geforce NOW is currently free to use, as it's still considered to be in the beta phase - what it may eventually cost once it's beyond beta remains to be see. Feature work by creating virtual PC on Nvidias remote servers, making use of super - charge components to deliver max - settings gameplay visuals from demanding games. These are then streamed in as video feeds to your SHIELD TV Pro, which you can control - all the heavy lifting is done remotely, so all you need is a fast enough internet connection to keep video from stuttering as you play. It's similar concept to Google Stadia. Nvidia has done much to improve GeForce NOW over the years. Running at maximum resolutions of 4K and at 60fps, solid internet connection will see you manage to play games very smoothly. Recommended speed of 25Mbps is required for stable 1080p / 30fps streaming. The list of games GeForce NOW supports is continually expanding, and adding to your library is easy - link up your Steam account, and any supported games youve purchase there are then playable through GeForce NOW. You can buy games from Steam via GeForce NOW too, meaning you do even need access to a PC to play. Geforce NOW began life as a Netflix - like subscription service, giving you access to a catalog of games for a monthly fee. Remnants of that service remain, with all SHIELD TV Pro owners getting access to twenty including games straight out of the box, including Batman Arkham City, handful of LEGO Games and Tomb Raider. Not new titles, but welcome for free all the same. It is not always seamless, however. Some games are better supported than others, and youll sometimes be thrust into Steam's Big Picture interface leave wondering what is going on, to be presented with a pop - up starter menu launcher window for your game in question. But there are benefits to playing stream Games beyond low hardware entry requirements - Games load in instant without the need to download tens of gigabytes of data in advance, as well as all latest updates and patches being applied automatically. Shield TV Pro also has a feature called GameStream, which has a similar concept to GeForce NOW service. Providing you have a computer packing compatible with NVIDIA GPU, you can stream almost anything from that machine to SHIELD TV Pro. It takes some tinkering, and is not good for those without a reasonably powerful gaming PC in another room of the house, but again stress flexibility of Nvidias powerhouse box.

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Remote

You can NOW buy a new NVIDIA SHIELD TV Remote for $30, available direct from NVIDIA. When NVIDIA decided to refresh the SHIELD TV line up late last year, new Remote was easily one of our favorite new features. The fresh triangular design makes it way more comfortable to hold and the inclusion of Remote basics such as power and media control buttons, all which come to life with backlighting as soon as you pick it up, was an upgrade over the older SHIELD Remote's minimalist design. Nvidia also includes a user - programmable button that can be customized to perform a long list of handy functions. Other useful features include Remote locator function and IR blaster that allows the Remote to control your TV as well. The remote connects to the SHIELD via Bluetooth and should work just fine with older 2015 and 2017 SHIELD TV models. For anyone holding off on upgrading to a new SHIELD TV, you can NOW at least upgrade to a new Remote and improve your SHIELD TV experience with the convenience of backlit buttons and programmable controls.

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