no wonder its rated noi 1
i bought the pro version and i know android very well its easy to see why this unit rated very highly for those who complain i guess just dont understand android its worth the effort u will get so much more out of the shield add the tv channels was a breeze and using plex all my movie content on my nas was quickly recognised 10/10
Purchased in January 2021 at Shopping Express for $435.00.
Good but unreliable
What I like about the NVIDIA Shield is it has lots of features and can be customised a lot. The AI upscaling is a little bit better than some other devices. The voice commands work well and save some time. I had no trouble finding apps for the different streaming services I use.
However, it wasn't reliable. Sometimes when I turned it off then it didn't turn off the TV. Other times when I turned it on then the image was distorted and I had to restart it. And every now and then the video playback started stuttering and dropping frames. Changing the volume had some bugs too.
So I don't think it's worth it because when I want to watch something, then I just want to turn it on and play it without the device getting in the way.
Purchased in September 2020 at The Good Guys for $326.00.
Great product with only one disappointment
All the media you could ever need, Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, and all the free to air channels streaming apps are available
The only disappointment is that GeForce (gaming service) now isn't available in Australia
Purchased in September 2020 at Kogan.com for $249.00.
Nice product. Even better service
It's a nice small unit that I use mainly for plex and attaching a HDD to for local playback of huge media files. Also great that it is an android box so access to apps from there. Last week it just refused to start up though. Nvidia replaced it out of warranty which was great.
The reason for only 4 stars is that it is a little pricey and getting hold of helpdesk is very tedious in that there was no number to call but had to painfully troubleshoot with a chat.
Purchased in February 2019 for $275.00.
Biggest Con sold in Australia as far as gaming is concerned.
Cannot use Geforce Games not available for Australia.
If all I wanted was a media player I know the MI 4K S TV BOX blows Nvidia out of the water for $90.
Purchased in April 2020 for $293.00.
Great Media Player That Plays Everything
This is a great Android media player that can play anything you throw at it. Coupled with Kodi, it can play 4K HDR content with Dolby Atmos. It's losing one star due to its prive and it not being able to auto switch resolution to match the content. You can get around this by installing a third party app.
Purchased in April 2019 at Computer Alliance for $268.00.
Nvida shiled tv
This product is great love it interface need to be improved little bit other than that its good This product is good will buy again in future if the add something new.
The Best Future-Proof Android TV box out there, with issues.
The Nvidia Shield TV is essentially a gaming console... without games, that uses the same CPU/GPU as the Nintendo Switch (Nvidia Tegra X1) . However, it's a formidable and overpriced Android TV, that's capable of running Emulators and streaming games, while most people will be using it for Netflix/Stan/Amazon Prime/Youtube, or watching Freeview/Free-to-air if you have that set-up.
The Nvidia Shield has always been expensive, and overpriced for a Smart TV box, there are very few apps that the Shield can't run well, and it's even capable of run...ning some emulator games for Dreamcast/SNES/GameCube, etc. I have owned both the 2017 and 2019 versions, so It's fair to do a comparison/rundown, they're not too different. As a 4k Ready Smart TV box, it has some problems/issues with HDR and Android TV (no HDMI 2.1, no VP9 profile 2 for Google 4K HDR/Youtube HDR, the 2017 model can't play Dolby Vision, sic.) and most bothersome, it runs Android TV, so any frequent updates tend to break functionality every so often, just because of how badly made Android TV is. You get used to this, but it's still annoying. These lack of features come from the main issue of the Shield TV being a 2015 device that came out before HDR was finalised, and even the 2017/2019 models have problems (so do most HDR TV's). But it's still the best on the market if you're not bought into the Apple/Google/Sony/Microsoft TV & Movies Ecosystem(s). If you have bought TV/Movies already, the Shield might not be your best choice.
Purchased in December 2017 at PC Express for $299.00.
This device is borderline useless. Where to start.
Netflix just doesn’t work, throws a “this service is not available right now” error, “please try again later” Hint: it doesn’t work if you try again later. It’s been the same through 2 software updates and one firmware revision. It just doesn’t work.
GeForce now throws error “not available”
The controller regularly loses synch and you need to plug it back into USB and go through the synch process again, about once every 3 days
PLEX can’t play 1080p movies without needing to stop and buffe...r every 5 mins (this is playing movies stored on the local HD , over wifi it’s even worse.) File transfers is limited to SMB 1.0 so if you transfer files to this from your PC you are leaving yourself open to the Wannacry virus.
Purchased in January 2020 at JB Hi-Fi.
Best Android TV streaming box out there
Such a great product, I've used a number of streaming boxes and this one is by far the best, it's lightning fast due to the processing power, and it uses your original TV remote so when you turn your TV on/off the Nvidia Sheild turns on/off. Well worth the extra money over a Roku or other similar device. I use it for , Netflix,Disney +, Prime Video, Kayo and Kodi.
Purchased in November 2019 at Kogan.com for $240.99.
Fantastic device. Can't fault it.
A great alternative to an Apple TV or Roku or Telstra TV. Does everything I wanted it to do and more.
I use it mainly for the following:
Nvidia Game Stream from my PC
Google Play Games
Purchased in September 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics for $329.00.
Brilliant device and brilliant service
The box arrived earlier than scheduled so the experience started off even better than anticipated!
The box comes beautifully packed and booted instantly. The setup was intuitive and rapidly accomplished. Loving the apps and the smoothness of the output!
Great TV box
I bought this to replace my old TV box, the system is obviously fast including running Kodi. There are many other apps are available can be downloaded and installed on Shield TV. The only problem probably is the remote control I'm not get used to it keep mis-pressed the button, luckily my TV remote control can be paired with Shield TV so I use the TV remote control which is much easier
Purchased in December 2018 at Kogan.com for $168.00.
Can't fault it. Great quality.
I was going to buy a Chromecast because I couldn't find mine after being in storage. Had a little 32" Sony smart TV with Netflix and YouTube but apps we're old and outdated so sold it and splurged on one of these and the cheapest 55" kogan TV.
Still came in cheaper than a smart TV and gets regular updates of apps and firmware as many TV's don't while being sluggish and not accessing apps from the playstore. There are limited apps on ATV but everything you need I guess. I don't do games. It would be nice to see a more featuresome Spotify. All ...the free to air catch up apps are on there now besides 9NOW which I successfully sideloaded. You can also use the Google livetv app with tvirl and get live TV channels streamed with the Kodi url. I really hope development of apps and the platform takes off because it has so much potential. I have always used media centres and the like since windows XP and mythtv etc but this is so nice and easy and for the price I wouldn't bother with much else. Very fluid and stylish.
Purchased in March 2019 at Kogan.com for $209.00.
Good device but 2 issues
This is an Android TV device = limited apps from a very limited version of the Google Play Store. I recommend checking if your favourite apps are available on this device before purchase.
No 3D file support, so you won’t be able to watch your 3D Blu-ray Rips or similar - no not even in Kodi or with an app or add-on.
Purchased in November 2018 at Kogan.
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