NVIDIA Shield Android TV

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  1. HiDEF, Jun 9, 2015
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    Has caught my attention!



    Was going to get an Apple TV but this might hold me down till Apple releases the new one.
     
  2. bmxracer macrumors member

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    Looks really good, price is a bit high for me.
     
  3. HiDEF thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What I like about the device is Google Now all over the UI and how snappy it seems!

    But agreed, @bmxracer; price is a bit much especially when I won't be using it as a gaming console--only HD streaming.
     
  4. skratch77, Jun 9, 2015
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    You get 30 bucks play store credit when buying!

    I hope nvidia makes a deal with samsung to build this chip on 14nm because at that node they will be able to get the power draw down to 5 Watts and be able to get this beast in a cell phone.

    Arm a72 cores are also going to give a 30-40% reduction in power so the x2 will be insane going forward.

    We will finally get counsel like gpu gaming on a hand held.

    Even the x1 on 20nm is running the unreal 4 engine in real time and is only consuming 10 watts and it takes s ps4 and xbox 1 over 100watts to run the same demo.
     
  5. apolloa macrumors G3

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    I'm interested, I love my Amazon Fire TV, but could have this too. These lil Android boxes are becoming incredibly versatile I must say.
    I mean DOOM 3!! I am also going to wait to see if either of the companies launch their game streaming services here in the UK and price them well.. will be interesting if they do.
     
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    What's the price? Can't see it here to buy at all ....
     
  7. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    199 for 16gb and 299 for 500gb and both get 30 dollar play store credit and 3 months of google music.

    You can purchase from nvidia main web site
     
  8. apolloa macrumors G3

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    That's cause your in Ireland matey, its coming to Europe sometime in the second half of this year, pricing to be announced yet. So hopefully not £200 or 200 Euros!
     
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    This device is stupid fast and fluid! Downloading doom 3 right now
     
  11. HiDEF, Jun 19, 2015
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    Gonna check my local Best Buy tomorrow and see if I can pick one up.

    Edit: never mind, still not in stock.

    Did you guys go for the $199 version?
     
  12. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I got it from there main site and got the 30 dollar playstore gift
     
  13. HiDEF thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sweet!

    Did you also get the remote?
     
  14. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Can you guys give your impressions of the Grid streaming service off the internet, does it glitch is it smooth what res does it run the games at etc. Thanks :)
     
  15. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    I played a grid race car game and it was smooth but at 720p and bionic commando and that game looked really good
     
  16. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

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    No that comes with the 500gb option.after installing a few games I kinda wish I went with the 500gb version.

    It does have msd slot though and USB hard drive support.
     
  17. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Thanks mate, good to know. I see that are yet to announce the pricing for the Grid service as its free at present right?
     
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    I ordered one of these on Tuesday and it should arrive next Wednesday!

    Can't wait to get some Rom's on there.
     
  19. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Where from?
     
  20. BMox macrumors 6502

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    Amazon.
     
  21. mclld macrumors 68000

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    On another forum a guy was saying that he had a Fire TV with xbmc and got this and this runs it even better, buffering is cut down. If that is true I would get one if I found a deal
     
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    With 3gb of Ram, it should fly.
     
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    I couldn't find it on Amazon UK, I assume you live in the UK looking at your location? So I was getting excited thinking it was out in the UK?
     
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    I bought it from the US store.

    Amazingly it arrived on Friday. And it is awesome.
     

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