Unboxing and reviewing the famous NVIDIA Shield TV (2017 Model)
These are my first impressions of the Nvidia Shield,I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Most people when asked what the best android tv box or streaming device in general is, they say the NVIDIA Shield. It beats everything in performance tests by a long shot and has a ridiculous amount of features and app compatibilities that other similar devices do not.
In this video I'll unbox the NVIDIA Shield, set it up, and show you what it can do.
If you want to read more about this device, or you want to get one for your own entertainment setup, here is the link;
NVIDIA Shield TV: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/
Sandisk Flash Drive: https://amzn.to/2TGlPp8
*NVIDIA Shield TV:* https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/
*Shield TV on Amazon:* https://amzn.to/2YhLJ5i
So far I'm loving this TV box, I've been using the GeForce Now streaming a lot! and this has pretty much left all my other streaming devices unplugged and unused since I can do almost anything on this one and do it faster!
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Mike Landis - There are 3 types, network storage, removable storage, and adopted storage. All of my media, movies, tv shows, music is stored on a Nas, Networked Attached Storage. Currently I have 20 Terrabytes of network storage. Nvidia Shield Android TV has a neat feature allowing you to expand the internal system storage, ( which comes with only 16 GB) by using USB 3.0 interface. I’m using a 120 GB Sandisk SSD and a USB 3.0 enclosure which works perfectly. You can use USB 3.0 memory stick/thumb drives, but strongly advise against that. A good USB 3.0 enclosure is about $10, and SATA III SSD is about $20-$30 for 120 GB, or $45 for 240 GB. I suggest thinking hard about how much adopted storage you really need, as is primarily to store/access applications quickly just like your system memory. Any media, like recordings and ripped DVD’s should be stored in less expensive removable storage or preferably on network storage. I’m not actually certain about limit of adapted internal storage, but know users who use 1 TB SSD as adopted storage, but they aren’t likely to ever accrue 1 TB of application data. Hope this info helps,....I love my Shield !
NextTimeTech - I was hesitant for many years of the Shield TV due to its price. I finally got one last Christmas and am so mad at myself for buying other boxes over the years. None of my other Android TV devices supported Amazon Prime, and only supported 720p versions of Netflix apps. I could have had another Shield TV with the cash I spent on other boxes. The Shield truly does it all, and is so much better than any competitor.
Just wanna add that the Shield TV also works as a PLEX server, meaning you no longer have to keep a PC/NAS running for that. The Shield TV can also be mapped as network storage with PCs and it can also access other network storage - very nifty for networking and storage needs! I love it how I can just drop a ROM into the Shield via network and enjoy the game instantly once the transfer is finished. Same goes for new audio CD/vinyl rips, movies, etc - transfer, refresh PLEX and done! For me this box was also already worth the money just as a smooth TV UI alone (Samsung UIs are terrible!), so all these extras with server support, gaming and emulation are a huge bonus.
hi Nice review. I would like to buy it to connect to a projector with an adml entry. However the projector do not have sound capacity. (that's mean that the projector will receive the video through hdml, but the sound which transit also with the hdml cable will be lost.) Therefore I must also connect the sound directly to a loud speaker of a hifi system. As it seem that there is no any video out ? (or jack plug) it is possible to connect a loud speaker through Bluetooth. Thanks
Yes it is a ultimate android device . I do have an issue when running threw my Yamaha home theater system,as it boots up I get snow on my tv so after I reboot the home theater snow goes away I guess compatibility you might be an issue with somethings just a heads up.
It's a good device but it's 2015 tech there are faster devices out there
I own a shield since 2015 and new boxes from 2019 there faster then the shield and half the price
Till Nvidia updates there hardware I'll personally pass
@Brian Tapping I'm kinda with @gdiggedy9 on this. I am the average consumer. I wont mind messing around with a lot of things, but I've noticed myself not messing with things that could potentially brick a device. I just never have. I've always just decided I was fine with what I had.
I'm definitely looking for something I can download all my favorite old games on, away from the desktop. And my desktop, being more of a home p.c., can't get past many gamecube emulated games. I'm seriously thinking of getting the nvidia mostly for those older games. I have a full library, I just need a capable device to run the emulators.
My son will enjoy the other parts of it.
However, if theres something better, please share. You can't just reply with "go look for it yourself". Cause looking for it myself is what got me to nvidia. And like the other guy said, there really arent anything else that's plastered all over youtbe besides that.
I can only find put what people show so if they dont show it, I can't find it.
You're saying you have something better, so please share it. A video or a link.
I'm definitely game to buy the best thing. From what I've seen so far, for a while, nvidia has been the thing people directed me to.
I've literally waited to get it for over a year.
I have a full family, with multiple animals and help my brother in law with his kids. So I just made due with the setup I have. But now I feel like playing my other emulators that require more power. It's worth the price to me now.
If you know of somthing cheaper and better, youd be helping me out
@Brian Tapping Sorry. There's no way an x96 Max with an Amlogic S905x is more powerful than a device with a Tegra X1 processor. You're lying. If this were true there would be hundreds of videos on these boxes streaming Fortnite and whatever hot PC game is out there. They can't. Can't find one video. I just watched two videos on ghostware and none of them mentioned streaming high end PC games. They only mention retro emulators for SNES, Genesis, Mame which even the worst Android boxes can run. Google Stadia might be the only way mid range devices can play high end games and its not even out yet. The first youtuber to show these kinds of capabilties on Amlogic boxes is gonna be $$$$, but its not happening.
If cheap chinese boxes can run high end PC games or Gamecube games at 1080p @ 60fps there would be videos plastered all over youtube. The Shield uses a Tegra X1 processor same as a Nintendo Switch. The Tegra X1 blows any 4gb ram amlogic processor out of the water. But please, become a youtuber and show us this stuff because nobody else is for some reason. Or at least link me to a video of an amlogic box showing these feats.
@gdiggedy9have u ever heard of ghostware they issue there updates ota it isn't hard to make sure a customer gets updates and yes a 4 gb ram device would run games better then a 3 would Again example ghost ware runs emulator on there 4 gb ram models some out perform the shield again it's preference of the customer in the end
It is very annoying that you can't copy/past or move files on the external hard drives connected to Nvidia shield. You have to unplug it from the Nvidia shield and connect to your computer to move files around.
Unable to connect to 5ghz.n when i connect it via Ethernet it shows msg conect to 5ghz. Always lagging a lot. Cant even play single game without lagging. My wifi speed is 95 mbps via 5ghz wifi. Suddenly cant evwn play mini ninja. Only that game was working but now cant even play that.
It appears you cant get the 500 GB anymore. You could try Ebay but I wouldn't pay more than $400 or $450 max some people try to sell for $600 or $700 because they recently stopped making the 500gb version. So they are limited now. 16 GB they are still making and manufacturing.
Get the 500 GB drive, the 16 GB cant expand with a flash card. Other than that they are exactly the same. And tv version doesn't have the game controller. Game controller is about $20 cheaper when buying with console. Don't buy it separate as you would pay more in long run.
16 gigs of internal storage isn't much I know you can plug in a $40 128 gig USB 3.0 flash drive.
The only problem is 16 gigs for apps well games are big and I hope you can install those games on the flash drive.
@NextTimeTech is it USB 3.0, because that's where you'll be putting movies and what not if you download them from ahem Netflix and youtube red.
I'm sure 1080p is fine on USB 2.0 but 4K HDR movies, well I'm sure you either need a good internet connection or a higher-end USB 2.0 port.
I know you technically can get more than 200 megabits over USB 2.0, but the theoretical maximum speed is of the motherboard connection and an individual USB port might split it more than four ways.
And on mobile devices might not even support those speeds regardless.
You still need Apple TV bacause of the movie section and music section i know Google have this too but i preferr the Apple in that because of the great sortiment of new films and i have bought many movies allready so i use Apple tv as a suplemang to Shield tv :)
my Nvidia Shield remote stops working until I remove and replace the battery ( have installed new batteries several time does not fix the issue) Reddit is full of people with the same issue.
The remote control is a pretty important part of a TV streaming box. The Shield sucks am switching back to a Firestick I never had an issue with the Firestick I just bought the Shield for use with Kodi and now that Kodi is dead there is no need for the crappy buggy Shield!
I got t95 android box has 5000 live tv channels teatv which like show box every movie and tv series that gets updated daily I have youtube spotifier all music app it also has basic Android game and it has 4K content all for 30 pounds only difference is the gaming for steam ect but don’t need that I got a gaming pc which I spent 5k on
@Coyote.Jeremy i use netflix on my uhd 4k tv i got 5000 live channels and apps like tea tv ect for all my shows and movies on my t95 only difference really is the quality of streaming and gaming but dont really need to worry about that since i bough a gaming pc for 5k
Other than getting free games, I don't see the benefit. Unless your TV isn't a smart TV, it already has Netflix, Youtube, etc. Being able to stream games from a PC to a TV... why? Monitors are so much better because of input lag. And streaming video from a Android device or PC can be done in other, much cheaper ways.
I could be completely wrong, so please tell me why to get this.
Not only streaming games from pc, nvidia got a cloud so you can play your steam games without having a gaming PC. I own a couple of games my pc can't run, so i run them on the shield without having my pc turned on. And you can play some other android games in a tv with full controller support
Personally I like the idea of having an Android TV box that's not only very well made - because the market is flooded with poorly made clones - but also one where I can switch over to Video games that are actually top notch games. I love that I can integrate Steam games, play top of the line Nvidia supported games, AND if I really want to or my little boy is using it, play the Google play games. All around it's just a high performing machine.
Shield amazing sucks they never going support Dolby vision one reason I went with apple tv 4k for Dolby vision better picture Quality etc....I now only use shield tv for dts movies and my hdr content local other then that i use apple tv now as my main source kodi live tv etc....
I have a shield for a month and for now it is superb. Only thing i notice is that when i watch a movie on VLC player or MX videoplayer it doesn't change the video refresh rate. Always is as i set it up in main menu of the display. Is it possible to set the shield to change refresh rate from 60fs to 24fs or whatever the refresh rate of the video is?
This is more for people that want something that feels more like a console to hook up to the tv. Yes there is very nice notebooks or laptops. I own some true gaming notebooks but I prefer this for my tv. But everyone is different on what they like or prefer.
@Uncle 22 I hear you bro they are a little pricey. But when I compare it to Nintendo switch for $300 I think its work it. Especially if you get hyperspin installed on it with emulation like ps3 or switch as well as the super bes or sega stuff. If you are a retro gamer this is the system. Plus kodi is best on this vs the cheap Chinese android boxes. Just my opinion. But everyone should go with what is best for them
Awesome. I'm on the lookout for one of these, too. Right now, I just have a Switch. And I used to have a Roku stick, but it doesn't do gaming. Nintendo doesn't want to do squat with their Switch VC offering, nor add any more streaming apps. Luckily, the Shield does pretty much all of these things!
PARFAITE EN EFFET ,l'ayant depuis quelques mois pour regarder PRIME VIDÉO ,l'image et le son son très bon .
PETIT DÉFAUT , elle s'allume dès que je démarre ma PS-4 .
Je conseil donc de pas l'utiliser sur la même TV que la PS-4 .
Petit souhait concernant NVIDIA , bon modèle de console qui nécessiterai un boitier permettant d'intégrer un Disque Dur par tout acheteur car le seul modèle disponible dispose que des 16 Go emmc .
My pc don't run a lot of games i have. So i play them via the nvidia cloud on steam. Best investment I've made in something like this. Right now im playing rise of the tomb raider and shadow of war. They run smooth and at 60fps 1080p plus the shield got 4k video too in apps like vudu
The Shield is still an underrated device but receives plenty of attention under the hood. I just picked up a Shield TV, 55" 4k TV and Hue Home Starter kit for under $800. Downloaded Hue Bloom from the play store on the Shield and all the lights sync to the 4K colors on the TV.. big upgrade over my last setup haha. I have some videos of my setup on my channel.
@The Chillmaster common sentiment already is that it's hands down the best Android TV device (also the best streaming TV device regardless of platform as it's more versatile, unless you're stuck in the apple bubble) and nothing else comes close. This review didn't offer anything more.
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