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Old 27-09-2016, 21:31   #161
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Like I said, it is out of stock on that website.
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Old 27-09-2016, 22:51   #162
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Sorry, my mistake, was on my phone so didn't see the sold out bit
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Old 28-09-2016, 10:51   #163
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I saw the talk of an updated version of the Shield TV as well, as well as Google have hopefully not forgotten about Android TV and it will be getting a big update in Nougat.

I'll be really pleased if they do release a new model as it'll mean they're not ditching the platform just yet. I just hope Google improve Android TV for other regions than the US
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Old 28-09-2016, 13:57   #164
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This seems to happen with the tablet too no stock then they suddenly appear.
Ive heard nothing about a new model so maybe they are just doing the same as with the tablet.
They have raised the price of the tablet £20 so would imagine a similar increase to the Shield TV.

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Old 29-09-2016, 21:41   #165
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Looks like a new one same box, updated spec , diferent remote and controller ??

http://www.aftvnews.com/new-nvidia-s...rough-the-fcc/
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Old 30-09-2016, 09:45   #166
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Blimey, an even smaller remote? The current remote is lovely but, like the original Apple TV remote which was similarly slinky, we keep losing the damn thing as it's so small and thin!

The existing Shield TV is supposed to be able to play 4K/x265 already and as a media player it's so responsive, especially Kodi compared to things like the Amazon stick, so presumably it is the gaming power that they're improving.

I'm more interested in them getting more UK media apps up on it though, that'll make or break it for me.
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Old 12-11-2016, 20:07   #167
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Seems that the ITV Hub finally has Chromecast support on the IOS app. Slow progress is being made!
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Old 12-11-2016, 22:25   #168
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I use the ITV addon in Kodi far better no adverts just straight to the program.
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Old 15-01-2017, 22:36   #169
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The new Nvidia Shield is out tomorrow :

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NVIDIA-SHIE...idia+shield+tv

It's 40% smaller, but has lost the Micro SD card slot and will no longer receive infra red commands.

The remote control has also lost it's heaphone socket.

To be honest, it doesn't look like much of an update really. Nvidia have said that it will run the same software as the original (the original will be upgraded to 7.0 Nougat).

Bit disappointing really. It's £189 for the 16GB model.
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Old 15-01-2017, 22:45   #170
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They are out in wild already. Appears Amazon even have shipped some
Remote now uses a "coin" battery by all accounts rather than charged.
Depending on how long that lasts that could be good as mine seems to loose charge rather quick considering I hardly use it.

I have two of the original shields and love them and great the software will match across the two.
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Old 15-01-2017, 22:53   #171
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I'd buy more of the old model if they drop the price.

New model seems pointless from an end user pov.
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I don't get the new version. No hardware upgrade, removing the micro SD slot which is very useful and they pitched the announcement it as having 4K, which the original already does.

I notice they're advertising it as having the Amazon Player. I thought it was only available to rooted Shields at the moment, presumably they're releasing it officially for the latest firmware then? Any idea when the Nougat will be available for the original Shield TV?

I don't have any issues with the original remote, I tend to have to charge it every two or three weeks. The biggest problem is finding it when it's slipped somewhere into the sofa again....
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well from reviews / first impressions on another forum, its not great news
chap who has his has had two now (first and replacement) that where bricked the minute the auto update was run

Was some suggestion though that software would roll out across old and new shields from today
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I hope it does. I had rooted mine but the last nVidia update (3.3) seemed to unroot it, so I think I need to re-root it (or unroot it properly, as I don't think the update properly restored it to a full unrooted state).
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Does anyone have a Shield and a Pi3 and let me know the difference for Kodi? Is the Shield much better and where does it work better?
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Does anyone have a Shield and a Pi3 and let me know the difference for Kodi? Is the Shield much better and where does it work better?
Huge difference mate. Massive
Ok bang per puck the pi3 is great but the shield really is the fastest device I have run kodi / spmc on

Menu navigation, library builds, handling the newer quality file types, the shield is brilliant. I replaced my upstairs pi3 with one and also the i3 NUC with 8gb ram downstairs as well
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Yeah, I can only compare Kodi on my Amazon Fire Stick and my old Revo R3700, but Kodi on the Shield flies in comparison to anything else I've used it on, so quick and responsive
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Update 5 out now with Amazon video support. http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreak...n-video-update
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Apparently the gen 1 Shield TVs will get it "in a week or so".

The Amazon Video app is coming, that's great news. For anyone who can't wait until the update for it, you can download it from this link (post 8) and sideload it - I tried it and it works fine
https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...57559/#5057559

It'll be interesting to see what UK based video apps the update has. All I can find out about it is US related.
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Huge difference mate. Massive
Ok bang per puck the pi3 is great but the shield really is the fastest device I have run kodi / spmc on

Menu navigation, library builds, handling the newer quality file types, the shield is brilliant. I replaced my upstairs pi3 with one and also the i3 NUC with 8gb ram downstairs as well
Thanks for both replies. Tempted to get one of these - does it help with buffering or is that still largely down to the source? More thinking with HD quality does the shield processor get through it that much quicker? Or is it more flicking through the software itself?
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