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Old 10-22-18, 09:40 AM
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Nvidia Shield

Anyone have and use one of those? The price seems crazy for it, and I'm curious if it's really worth the $199 they charge for it?
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Old 10-24-18, 02:42 PM
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Re: Nvidia Shield

I have one and it's a pretty solid streaming player IMO. It streams in 4K and has a pretty wide assortment of apps.

I would hold off until Black Friday and see if there are any deals. I got mine last Black Friday for $149.

My advice if you do get one is to also purchase an Android keypad. It makes using the device so much easier. You can buy one on Amazon for under 20 bucks.

Also I would recommend getting a maybe 60GB flash drive (I think that should be enough) to become your new internal storage. The device only has 16GB of internal storage. There are multiple USB ports.


I know you have DC Universe and it does have an app in the Google play store. It's so much better than the Apple TV or iOS version.
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Old 10-24-18, 02:47 PM
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Re: Nvidia Shield

Yeah, I almost bought one on Amazon Prime day. They had it for $139.
If I see a better deal than that one I'll probably buy one. I'm happy with the Roku/Apple Tv for now.
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Old 10-24-18, 03:29 PM
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Re: Nvidia Shield

I bought it on Amazon Prime day, and I like it well enough. But it depends on what you want to use it for, if it's just for streaming, you're probably fine with like a roku or fire tv or something as long as the app you want is available. The main "extra" thing you can do with it is stream games from your computer, but I don't use that feature at all. Well that and google assistant and native plex support.

It has it's own game store, but again, I never use it.

There are some weird quirks with the storage. If you use it as external storage to swap content between your computer and your shield, there is usually some kind of lag. Better to just stream straight off your computer if you have that setup.

This is pretty much the exact CPU/GPU combination Nvidia sold to Nintendo for the switch.

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Old 11-11-18, 06:41 PM
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Re: Nvidia Shield

$139.99 right now
http://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-Shield-.../dp/B075RXV2VR
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Old 11-12-18, 06:56 PM
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Re: Nvidia Shield

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They just price matched Best Buy who is also selling it for the same price.

It's worth it IMO if you don't have a Roku or Apple TV. It's 4K UHD and the app selection is pretty good.
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Re: Nvidia Shield

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They just price matched Best Buy who is also selling it for the same price.

It's worth it IMO if you don't have a Roku or Apple TV. It's 4K UHD and the app selection is pretty good.
Between 11/08/18-11/10/18 Amazon was giving away a free Echo Dot (3rd Gen) & Best Buy the same plus 30 days of free Sling service.

On BF Best Buy will have the Nividia Shield with the Remote & Game Controller for $20 more.
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