Two New Nvidia ShieldTV Streamers Reported To Be Coming

sholling

sholling

Audioholic Ninja
This looks interesting...

https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/17/new-nvidia-shield-android-tv-streaming-device-leaks-via-amazon-listing/

The fact that Nvidia is updating its Shield TV hardware has already been telegraphed via an FCC filing, but a leak earlier today paints much more of a detailed picture. An Amazon listing for a new Nvidia Shield Pro set-top streaming device went live briefly before being taken down, showing a familiar hardware design and a new remote control and listing some of the forthcoming feature updates new to this generation of hardware.

The listing, captured by the eagle-eyed Android TV Rumors and shared via Twitter, includes a $199.99 price point, specs that include 3GB of RAM, 2x USB ports, a new Nvidia Tegra X1+ chip and 16GB of on-board storage. In addition to the price, the Amazon listing had a release date for the new hardware of October 28.
 
sholling

sholling

Audioholic Ninja
The latest information now that they are official. For me the question is, will they have Amazon Music HD available (FLAC) or just the old MP3 version. As a long time Shield user I'm just wondering if they'll start releasing new or more more Shield ready apps. What's sucked about the otherwise world beating Shield media player is the darth of state of the art Android TV/Shield-TV apps. Time to wake up guys. For now, until NVIDIA catches up I've fallen back to Roku (2019),but hoping that the Shield catches up again.

 
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panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
The latest information now that they are official. For me the question is, will they have Amazon Music HD available (FLAC) or just the old MP3 version. As a long time Shield user I'm just wondering if they'll start releasing new or more more Shield ready apps. What's sucked about the otherwise world beating Shield media player is the darth of state of the art Android TV/Shield-TV apps. Time to wake up guys. For now, until NVIDIA catches up I've fallen back to Roku (2019),but hoping that the Shield catches up again.

Good thing is Google is taking Android TV much more seriously now. I have no need for DV and as much as I like the new Amazon Music, it doesn't work with Google Home so it's a no go for me. Wish Google would just make Google Play Music better instead of going to YouTube Music. IMHO YouTube Music sucks big time.

https://www.slashgear.com/google-isnt-giving-up-on-android-tv-10594921/
 
sholling

sholling

Audioholic Ninja
Good thing is Google is taking Android TV much more seriously now. I have no need for DV and as much as I like the new Amazon Music, it doesn't work with Google Home so it's a no go for me. Wish Google would just make Google Play Music better instead of going to YouTube Music. IMHO YouTube Music sucks big time.

https://www.slashgear.com/google-isnt-giving-up-on-android-tv-10594921/
They need more apps like Android Music HD, and dozens more. But for now I'm happy with the new Roku and may just stick with that.
 
BMXTRIX

BMXTRIX

Audioholic Spartan
I have been really interested in getting a Shield but a big turn off for me has been the lack of integrated support for a universal remote control. Any device which requires you to buy something else just to get 1980's level of control from a universal remote is woefully behind the times. I suppose if they had an open API with standardized remote control functionality, that may be acceptable. But, as it stands, most integrators buy their USB controller to get IR functionality. Which is absolutely ludicrous. Then, the functionality still appears to be very limited. Which, once again, sucks.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
I have been really interested in getting a Shield but a big turn off for me has been the lack of integrated support for a universal remote control. Any device which requires you to buy something else just to get 1980's level of control from a universal remote is woefully behind the times. I suppose if they had an open API with standardized remote control functionality, that may be acceptable. But, as it stands, most integrators buy their USB controller to get IR functionality. Which is absolutely ludicrous. Then, the functionality still appears to be very limited. Which, once again, sucks.
I control mine via IP and bluetooth. I've never used my shield for IR (I have the original with a blaster built in).
 
sholling

sholling

Audioholic Ninja
I have been really interested in getting a Shield but a big turn off for me has been the lack of integrated support for a universal remote control. Any device which requires you to buy something else just to get 1980's level of control from a universal remote is woefully behind the times. I suppose if they had an open API with standardized remote control functionality, that may be acceptable. But, as it stands, most integrators buy their USB controller to get IR functionality. Which is absolutely ludicrous. Then, the functionality still appears to be very limited. Which, once again, sucks.
Harmony Hub remotes work fine. Instead of IR they use Bluetooth. It takes a bit of work because you have to pair the two and map the keys but it's easy.
 
R

RRRR

Enthusiast
Same device as from 2015 + 2017
NVIDIA is lying to customers, this is not a new device
And there is no 25% improvement
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
Harmony Hub remotes work fine. Instead of IR they use Bluetooth. It takes a bit of work because you have to pair the two and map the keys but it's easy.
Yep. That's what I've done on all three of mine. Works great.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
Same device as from 2015 + 2017
NVIDIA is lying to customers, this is not a new device
And there is no 25% improvement
Incorrect. This device supports Dolby Vision, the previous models do not. It also supports Atmos from services like Netflix, the previous models do not.
 
NINaudio

NINaudio

Senior Audioholic
Same device as from 2015 + 2017
NVIDIA is lying to customers, this is not a new device
And there is no 25% improvement
It features a new processor with new features that neither of the previous devices had before. Way to do your homework...
 

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