NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA Shield
3.5

43 reviews

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43 reviews
Troy
TroyCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC6 posts
 

What a great little device

Turns my TV into a full Android TV I can even play games that's on the play store it comes with a remote control and a game controller.
Very fast as fast as my note s20 ultra Show details
Pipo L.
Pipo L.4 posts
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Amazing piece of hardware

I've had mine for nearly 6 years. Not sure what all the moaners really are about here. After 5 years, this still gets regular updates and it keeps on getting better. I use Kodi, works perfectly. I use the Plex client, works perfectly. I use GeForce Now, works perfectly. The controller stopped holding a charge a while ago, so i bought a new battery for it and it's all good now. I did find the remote frustrating, so i bought a 3rd party replacement for cheap, and all is well. If my Shield ever dies, i know i will buy a new one again, no hesitation. Just the fact you get software update for that long is unheard of these days. Show details
Robert P.
Robert P.
 

Don't buy this if you plan to use moonlight

Come feb nvidia is removing the function to do local streaming through gfn and moonlight you willbl be forced to use steam link

These will become a very expensive paper weight Show details

Gilbert R.
Gilbert R.Northern Region, NSW
 

A monumental piece of garbage

Purchased as there was no other options for streaming certain formats. Use to work well flawlessly years ago. Now it can't play even the simplest file without restarting it a number of times. It'll freeze, stutter, audio out of sync. From nvidia, it's mind-boggling such a product bears their logo. If you want to smash something pricey, this is for you. Show details
Bluesrule
BluesruleGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
 

Was OK but then the remote stopped working not long after the 12 month warranty expired

I actually quite like the product and it did work well for most of that time. Unfortunately, only 18 months after purchase, the remote has died and the retailer has wiped their hands of it as the warranty is only 12 months. I believe that Australian Consumer Law would consider that an expensive product like this should reasonably have a life of more than 12 months but trying to get anyone to accept responsibility is impossible. No Nvidia representatives in Australia and their website is abysmal in terms of consumer support. My only recourse is to swear that I will NEVER buy another Nvidia product ever again because if something goes wrong you are on your own - and this was a premium product. Show details
redrich2000
redrich2000Sydney, NSW12 posts
 
Alex
AlexSydney, NSW32 posts
 

Was good a few years ago

Doesn't have an internal app to play music or video off your HDD. Have to install VLC or similar, then has to synchronise all the data for menu. Takes days to complete if you're lucky without a corruption somewhere along the line. Can't get it to work smoothly anymore. Remote keeps disconnecting. Lastly 12 GB internal memory is pathetic. Keep getting critical low memory message no matter what I do. Impossible to get an external SSD or USB drive to act as additional memory.
Juzzy
JuzzySouth East Queensland, QLD16 posts
 
rob rod
rob rodPerth, WA14 posts
 

always something

Every time they update software takes about 3 day to resolve you can not tell if it is on as it has no lights make trouble shooting more difficult. I have a 6 month old TCL TV always having issues with resolution . I have to plug into a monitor change setting to connect back to TV . told me HDMI cable was fault 3 months old works fine on every other gadget in the house not the shield . I recommend not to buy . I have tried to write reviews on other pages this is the only one I have found I can . Show details
Mel
MelGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC6 posts
 

Good when it works

Ended up buying Shield after talking with a salesperson and initially it was very good with many features. Biggest fault is that it doesn't always work. It may be working fine then it doesn't turn on at all. Not sure if the issue is with the remote or the device itself. Because of this I cannot recommend. Show details
Chances
ChancesSydney, NSW23 posts
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Matt P.
Matt P.Sydney, NSW2 posts
 
fptr
fptrmooloolaba50 posts
 

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 Show details ·  1
Sam
SamAU132 posts
  Verified

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. Show details

BOOF3R
BOOF3R8 posts
  Verified

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 Show details

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