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The best media box yet
I've used many different streaming devices before: Chromecast, Roku sticks, various TV's built in apps, and Amazon Fire TV cube. Out of these, the 4k Amazon Fire cube was my favourite and I bought one for every TV in my house, but over time the ads for Amazon Prime shows became frustrating, and navigating within and switching between apps there is definitely a lag, which for me is very annoying. After doing extensive research online, I found that the NVIDIA Shield Pro had excellent reviews and had abilities that went way beyond those of any of ...the other devices. I decided to purchase the NVIDIA Shield Pro (2019) at dick smith online, and I am definitely pleased with the device. One of the most noticeable improvements, for me, is the processing power. The lack of lag when navigating menus or switching between devices is by far the lowest of any streaming device I've used before, and for this reason alone I highly recommend it. Also the remote control is excellent I also purchased the NVIDIA gaming controller which I think is excellent. When you hit the power button it turns on the TV as well as waking up the Shield Pro. The volume buttons control my receiver, which is just how I like it. In addition to these features, the variety of apps that you can download is excellent. Even if an app is not designed for the shield TV, there are ways to side load Android apps onto the device. Another excellent feature is the ability to stream PC games and easily connect any Bluetooth controller, including my PS4, XBox One, and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers. Both Nvidia's Game Stream and Steam Link services both work on this device to allow streaming games from your PC to the Shield Pro. I haven't used it because GeForce now isn't available in Australia as yet, but the GeForce Now cloud based gaming service also works on the Shield Pro, and of course there are Android games and emulators that you can install and run on the Shield Pro. While it is pricey compared to other streaming devices, I absolutely think it's worth paying the extra money to have these additional features. If you're considering a streaming player and want something top of the line then the usual, you should seriously consider looking into the Shield Pro.
Purchased in February 2021 at Dick Smith for $319.00.
I choose the right media player
The 4K video quality was awesome. And It enabled me to enjoy Dolby Atmos sound from Netflix to My bose soundtouch.
First time setting might be a bit difficult if you don’t have good understanding of ip address etc. in overall i am satisfied with this purchase
Purchased in February 2021 at PLE Computers for $319.00.
A major pain to set up, but worth it.
There were some minor hurdles before I even plugged it in.
The Pro was released in 2017 with a small remote & slow hardware. THIS model is discontinued.
The 2019 version has a larger remote & fast hardware, but all review tests show it to have identical specs.
Mine had a tiny sticker saying 2020, but I'm guessing that's just a manufacture date.
Apart from the remote, they are all IDENTICAL with the same name & packaging.
Please ensure yours has the Tegra X1+ processor.
Also, I was starting to think that getting mine out of the cardboard box was a sick prank.
NVIDIA 4K hardware, Andriod OS, Google GUI & Google Play apps.
Great video quality. Very impressed +++....
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