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[Amazon.ca] Nvidia Shield TV 2019 $169.99

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[Amazon.ca] Nvidia Shield TV 2019 $169.99

NVIDIA SHIELD TV 4K HDR Streaming Media Player, High Performance, Dolby vision, Works with Alexa

Lowest according to 3c thus far.

Also at Best Buy Canada: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/nv ... h/14276266

And at Staples: https://www.staples.ca/products/2963137 ... dia-player
+ $10 coupon is possible at staples: 6431899028202662
Edit: some seem to also be having success with additional $25 off at Staples with code 7139392802538744, get it while you can. It's never been as low as $145 before.
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Last edited by razrsharp on Jan 26th, 2020 12:27 am, edited 5 times in total.
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If its for media streaming and kodi I recommend trying out a fire tv 4k to see if it fits your needs.

For myself, I have absolutely no benefits using shield tv 2017 vs firestick 4k,
I use plex, kodi, netflix, youtube, amazon prime on both of them. My Plex server runs on a NAS.
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Tempted by these things just for the newer remote. Not a fan of the old design...
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klamyo wrote: If its for media streaming and kodi I recommend trying out a fire tv 4k to see if it fits your needs.

For myself, I have absolutely no benefits using shield tv 2017 vs firestick 4k,
I use plex, kodi, netflix, youtube, amazon prime on both of them. My Plex server runs on a NAS.
Edit: this version of the Shield cannot run PLEX server, you need the pro for that.
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klamyo wrote: If its for media streaming and kodi I recommend trying out a fire tv 4k to see if it fits your needs.

For myself, I have absolutely no benefits using shield tv 2017 vs firestick 4k,
I use plex, kodi, netflix, youtube, amazon prime on both of them. My Plex server runs on a NAS.
but if for games, go for shield
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Fire tv does not have native Chromecast functionality
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razrsharp wrote: I think one of the biggest benefits is the ability of the Shield to run its own PLEX server, IMO. Well that and gaming abilities, if you use them.
FYI, this Shield (Tube) doesn't have Plex server. Only the Pro does which is not on sale. I personally would spend the extra for the Pro version.
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Just bought this 2 days ago for full price *facepalm*
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Waiting for the Pro version to go on sale. This is just a glorified Fire TV 4K stick with some extra features.
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I got the Firestick 4k deal. It has been great for running live channels! Can someone educate us as to what the Nvidia Shield is better at? And is it worth buying it for ppl who solely do live channel streams, netflix, etc?
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klamyo wrote: If its for media streaming and kodi I recommend trying out a fire tv 4k to see if it fits your needs.

For myself, I have absolutely no benefits using shield tv 2017 vs firestick 4k,
I use plex, kodi, netflix, youtube, amazon prime on both of them. My Plex server runs on a NAS.
Can you actually stream local 4k movies (50GB+) through Plex/Kodi with Firestick 4k? I would expect buffering with lack of ethernet + slow processor
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I think you can buy a 20$ ethernet adapter for the Firestick 4k for this purpose. From my experience WIFI will not stream 4k movies properly.

Edit: I've actually looked it up and the ethernet adapter for the Firestick 4k is 100Mbps only. Some 4k movies will go up to 180Mbps so it might not be enough.

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