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Nvidia Shield Android TV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 reviews of Nvidia Shield Android TV. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the connectivity and size. The design and reliability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the portability. There are some critical opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Nvidia Shield Android TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.de)

Zusammenfassung der Amazon.de- Kundenbewertungen für Nvidia Shield Android TV

 

alaTest hat 32 Kundenbewertungen für Nvidia Shield Android TV von Amazon.de zusammengefasst und analysiert. Im Durchschnitt wurde das Produkt mit 4.1/5 bewertet, verglichen mit einer durchschnittlichen Bewertung von 4.2/5 für andere Produkte in der Kategorie PC Systeme auf Amazon.de. Am positivsten ist den Testern die Größe und die Zuverlässigkeit aufgefallen, die Bedienbarkeit wird auch positiv bewertet.

Bedienbarkeit, Zuverlässigkeit, Design, Größe, Preisleistungsverhältnis

81% der Kundenmeinungen auf Amazon.de bewerten dieses Produkt positiv.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.fr)

Résumé des avis d’ Amazon.fr sur Nvidia Shield Android TV

 

alaTest a collecté et analysé 97 avis de consommateurs sur Amazon.fr pour le produit Nvidia Shield Android TV. La note moyenne du produit est 4.0 sur 5, tandis que les autres Ordinateurs de bureau ont une note moyenne de 4.1 sur 5 sur Amazon.fr.

87% des avis sur Amazon.fr donnent une note favorable à ce produit.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.it)

Risultato recensioni Amazon.it per Nvidia Shield Android TV

 

alaTest ha raccolto ed analizzato 4 recensioni utente su Nvidia Shield Android TV da Amazon.it. La media della valutazione utenti per questo prodotto è 4.5/5, confrontata con la media della valutazione di 4.3/5 per altri Computer desktop su Amazon.it.

100% di recensioni su Amazon.it attribuiscono a questo prodotto una valutazione positiva.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box

 

There has been a lot of talk of late about Amazon adopting 4K video streaming for its new Fire TV box, something Apple hasn't adopted in Apple TV. But Nvidia can sit pointing and laughing in a corner as its Shield Android TV is the most capable...

4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0, BBC iPlayer on an Android TV box, the best cloud gaming platform around, Tegra X1 processor ensures unparalleled performance, Google Cast abilities, voice commands and search, Game Controller included

No remote control in the box, Android TV is still lacking in app support for many big name services, gamer-friendly looks are an acquired taste

Number of Android TV-supported apps aside, the Nvidia Shield Android TV is the best media streamer out there bar none. There are devices that profess to offer more content and channels, such as those by Roku, but when it comes down to it there are only...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Nvidia Shield Android TV review

 

Two parts gaming machine, one part set-top box

Powerful components ; Sleek design ; Great game selection

More expensive than competitors ; Android TV prioritizes Google Play

The Nvidia Shield is an awesome gaming system, but a mediocre set-top box. It's able to deliver stunning 4K content to your living room TV without breaking a sweat, but is ultimately limited by Android TV's lack of native apps and penchant for paid...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Nvidia Shield Android TV Review

 

Streaming box. Nvidia's Shield Android TV console is a comprehensive solution for movie streaming and gaming. We'll take a closer look at the powerful set-top box with the updated Android 6.0 OS and its mature content offering.

4K 60 Hz support via HDMI 2.0, fast SoC, silent fan, headphone jack on the ontroller, expandable via USB ad SD card, GeForce Now and game streaming, Solid video capabilities

comparatively expensive, no dedicated audio-out on the console (just via HDMI), Android TV restrictions (task manager only with keyboard, limited app selection, sideloading)

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Expert review by: Brendan Hesse (digitaltrends.com)

Nvidia Shield Android TV 16GB review

 

The nVidia Shield TV successfully straddles the line between streaming device and gaming console.

4K HDR streaming video ; Good gaming capabilities ; Has every app you may need ; Simple, intuitive user interface ; Attractive design

Disappointing controller ; High network requirements ; Only 16 GB storage

It’s obvious we have some serious misgivings about the controller, but in general, we enjoyed our time with the Shield TV quite a bit. As a set-top streamer, the Shield TV will provide you with 4K HDR content and all the popular apps you could want....

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Review (Gen2, 2017)

 

Over the past two years just one device has been in near-constant use at my home - that's the original NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV. This piece of hardware sits quietly to the side of my television and serves content to my family almost every day of the...

Runs all the major streaming media apps, with 4K with apps that allow it ; Powerful enough to run any Android game and stream AAA games ; Far smaller than the original ; Comes with both a remote control and a game controller ; Far more complete, solid...

I miss the microSD card slot ; It'd be great if it came in green

This NVIDIA SHIELD TV (Gen2) is largely similar to the original NVIDIA SHIELD (Gen1). In addition to having the same processor, RAM, and internal storage size options as the original, NVIDIA’s promised a software update for the original. The Gen1...

Jan, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Nvidia Shield

 

For many, Android TV boxes are a hard sell, as pretty much every new TV has its own suite of streaming apps pre-installed. That was why the original Nvidia Shield TV was such a welcome surprise.

The Shield TV is still the best streaming box around, but its best features haven’t arrived yet.

Jan, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nvidia Shield TV and GeForce Now review

 

The Nvidia Shield TV is the latest in a plethora of media streamers to enter the market recently. The Shield is focused around gaming, enabling you to stream games via GeForce Now for instant gaming with no download needed - don't worry, you're still...

We’re extremely impressed by the Nvidia Shield both as a media streamer and as a games console. The beautiful UI and game-streaming technology is powered by one of the most impressive mobile processors on the market at the moment, and provides an...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Nvidia Shield Android TV review

 

The Nvidia Shield Android TV box tries to straddle two galloping horses headed in different directions. It's a difficult and potentially painful balancing act.

The Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming box offers best-in-class hardware, connectivity and gaming capabilities. It works with 4K streaming services including Netflix and YouTube. The Android TV platform delivers good conversational voice search from...

It's more expensive than any other streamer and doesn't include a remote, aside from the game controller. Native app selection is still weaker than that of Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The menu system seems designed to push users toward Google's...

The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review

 

If Nexus Player was Android TV's trailer, NVIDIA SHIELD is the platform's first big blockbuster. This piece of hardware exemplifies all of the high points of NVIDIA's hardware history, taking the Android TV operating system to a place that not only...

You don’t have to worry about this platform being new, like you did when PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched. It’s already got a stable of games, pumped up and waiting for you to play. You don’t have to worry about this platform relegating which media...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box

 

The battle for the living room (i.e, controlling the television experience) is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Roku has been around for a long time and...

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is based on the Tegra X1, which is, without doubt, a very powerful SoC. Ostensibly designed for mobile platforms - particularly tablets - Tegra X1 none the less finds itself in a very interesting (and perhaps unexpected)...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Memory

Internal Memory:3000

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Performance

Frame rate:60
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Supported video modes:2160p

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Frequency band:2.4 - 5
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Version:2.0
USB ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac

Processor

Processor Manufacturer:nVidia
Processor Model:TEGRA X1

Software

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA
Google applications:Google Play
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Video apps:NetFlix, YouTube
Video formats supported:ASF, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV9, XVID

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13
Height :2.5
Weight:654
Width:21