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[Amazon Canada] Nvidia Shield with remote $179.00

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I would factory reset and start over. Or you have a dud. My Shield is butter smooth and the complete opposite experience from yours. To the point that I ordered a second and moved the firestick to the guest room tv lol.
TusharN30757 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 7:12 am
So my experience has not been great with shield compared to firestick4k

Cons (compared to firestick4k)
Slightly stuttery and jaggy
Sometimes apps get stuck on "downloading" from playstore
In prime video the scroll key on the remote does not seek , you got to use the fast forward button . Not intuitive
Wifi loses connection randomly
UI is a mess - can't launch side loaded apps from the main menu (ya I know I can use sideload launcher but meh)
Prime video somehow takes longer to open and play compared to firestick4k
A general feel is sluggishness for a such a powerful hardware
Remote sometimes stops responding or working

Great stuff
The colors somehow look better on shield compared to firestick4k . I have checked all the settings and everything remains the same on the tv , stick and shield but colors feel a little more contrasty on shield than the stick

Native YouTube client .

Sideloading app is so much easier than stick

Conclusion
I might be returning this bad boy as I don't think the streaming capabilities are upto the mark (possibly crippled by Oreo update ?)

I can't believe firestick4k is so damn smooth and everything works perfect for that price. I think Amazon killed it with this one.
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mikka2017 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 6:12 am
Omg finally rooted. Pita. Thought I bricked it after booting up twrp img but u can’t use 4K tv afterwards. Had to hookup 1080p tv first. Side loading apps. Google plays store doesn’t have many apps. Not even chrome browser lol
Lucky patcher doesn’t really work on the shield I don’t think

i find it very frusstrating using a keyboard with shield, sometimes u hit enter for a key input and and it wont do anything, i have one usb port blocked off for usb debugging so its PITA to keep switching the keyboard dongle and a wire mouse, i gotta setup a bluetooth mouse and keyboard now
im using that 6$ white primecables keyboard, it has a 'lock' icon button at top right that powers off the shield(not bad) i think it just puts it into sleep mode with green light off)

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Download the Nvidia Shield TV app on your phone and use the mouse/keyboard function.
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I see they are starting to clear out remaining Shield stock as they prepare for launch of an updated model... Hopefully they will have a bundle including controller for a similar price before the end.
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Curious, how well can this stream games from PC to TV? Sometimes I'd like to sit on my couch with my Xbox one controller and play PC games.
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For someone that won't be using any of the Nvidia Now gaming capabilities.. is this still the right option for me? Or would something like a MiBox or Firestick 4k be sufficient?
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mwahahaa wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 9:55 am
I see they are starting to clear out remaining Shield stock as they prepare for launch of an updated model... Hopefully they will have a bundle including controller for a similar price before the end.
I have yet to see proof of this
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Do folks realize the Sheild has an internal 720p/1080p upscaler to 4K60.

This solves the conundrum some folks have with the Vizio P55 720p upscaling.

Some good news.
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boblazaar71 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 9:06 am
I would factory reset and start over. Or you have a dud. My Shield is butter smooth and the complete opposite experience from yours. To the point that I ordered a second and moved the firestick to the guest room tv lol.
He's comparing it to the NEW firestick4K... you have the old one? (non-4K?)
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 10:54 am
Do folks realize the Sheild has an internal 720p/1080p upscaler to 4K60.

This solves the conundrum some folks have with the Vizio P55 720p upscaling.

Some good news.
Don't tell me you are still on the fence! lol
Be like shia labeouf and just do it!
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GiOBoY wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 11:00 am
Don't tell me you are still on the fence! lol
Be like shia labeouf and just do it!
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mikka2017 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 6:12 am
Omg finally rooted. Pita. Thought I bricked it after booting up twrp img but u can’t use 4K tv afterwards. Had to hookup 1080p tv first. Side loading apps. Google plays store doesn’t have many apps. Not even chrome browser lol
Lucky patcher doesn’t really work on the shield I don’t think

i find it very frusstrating using a keyboard with shield, sometimes u hit enter for a key input and and it wont do anything, i have one usb port blocked off for usb debugging so its PITA to keep switching the keyboard dongle and a wire mouse, i gotta setup a bluetooth mouse and keyboard now
im using that 6$ white primecables keyboard, it has a 'lock' icon button at top right that powers off the shield(not bad) i think it just puts it into sleep mode with green light off)

CD5F975D-4173-468A-8A76-619F3B7F92C4.jpeg
Very cool and scary at the same time -
I hate rooting just to get the apps you want installed due to the risk of bricking the unit.
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ehhh...i went in the store and asked an associate if they had the item available. he directed me to the section but the only one available was the one with the remote, so i took the box and went to customer service to PM and showed them the amazon site. I guess the dude was new and PM’ed even though the item didn’t exactly match. they only matched to price, didn’t beat by 10% of the difference. but hey i didn’t really care. the one with remote retails for $279.99
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Squawk7600 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 11:15 am
ehhh...i went in the store and asked an associate if they had the item available. he directed me to the section but the only one available was the one with the remote, so i took the box and went to customer service to PM and showed them the amazon site. I guess the dude was new and PM’ed even though the item didn’t exactly match. they only matched to price, didn’t beat by 10% of the difference. but hey i didn’t really care. the one with remote retails for $279.99
You mean the controller, not the remote? They all come with the remote.
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I have the 4k stick and the 2nd gen Firebox. Shield blows both out of the water.
GiOBoY wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 10:57 am
He's comparing it to the NEW firestick4K... you have the old one? (non-4K?)
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boblazaar71 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2018 11:32 am
I have the 4k stick and the 2nd gen Firebox. Shield blows both out of the water.
Thanks - always nice to hear what others have to say coz there's so many different opinions! lol
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