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Old 10-22-18, 08:40 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, 01:42 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, 01:47 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, 02:29 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, 05:41 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, 05:56 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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Old 01-24-19, 07:33 AM
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Re: Nvidia Shield

I bought one of these last November and after canceling my cable TV subscription this month i have spent the last few weeks playing with it and setting it up. I can see for many the device might be a little more complicated than a lot of other similar items on the market, but i have to admit that i am seriously loving this thing. We have gone full on streaming and at this point there is no looking back. My DISH monthly bill was just under $130 a month. Now i pay for Netflix ($13) Amazon (i get student rate so around $65 for the year) and Hulu (i got the 99 cents a month offer that was available in November). So my monthly bill is now under $20 a month and i get a huge library to choose from. Not just that, but i have been ripping all my DVDs to put on an external drive and have them running through Kodi. Got about 1,100 movies and a few hundred TV episodes done so far, and around 1000 more movies and a hell of a lot more TV shows to put onto them.

The reason why i actually chose a Shield was that late last year i was looking at Emulators and i saw a few boards for sale and also looked into Raspberry Pi devices. I have a large collection of old ROMs, but wanted something i could play them through other than my PC. Once i saw this i knew it would be perfect. Its taking a little time to get there, and still a ways off, but its doing pretty good through the Shield. I downloaded RetroArch and also Dig and being looking at both of those. I know Retro seems to be the more popular, but i really like Dig a lot. So as an emulation platform is really good as well. Just don't expect to be running more modern games i guess. On top of that i like the fact that you can stream games from your PC and also stream games and play them over the Shield. I didnt even know this was possible until i first set it up. I saw the options to play games like Just Cause 2 and SOnic Team Racing and tried JC2 off the bat and it played great, without needing a PS3 or a hefty PC.

I also love the size of this thing. It is seriously small for something that does so much. I would certainly recommend people to buy this thing, but to try and get it on sale the $199 price is a little steep.
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