NVIDIA Shield Android TV

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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.
 
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HiDEF

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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.
 

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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.
 
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apolloa

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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.
 

skratch77

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What's the price? Can't see it here to buy at all ....
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
 
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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?
 
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grkm3

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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?
Yeah I got it from there main site and got the 30 dollar playstore gift
 

grkm3

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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 :)
I played a grid race car game and it was smooth but at 720p and bionic commando and that game looked really good
 
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grkm3

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Sweet!

Did you also get the remote?
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.
 
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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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