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[Staples] NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 4K HDR Streaming Media Player- $179.99

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Lush78 wrote: Pro. It has usb, 64 bit support, and extra ram.

This version has been in stock since the coupon came around.
How about the Pro vs the 2017 version?
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WickedSmurf wrote: How about the Pro vs the 2017 version?
2019 pro adds Dolby Vision, AI upscaling, and slightly better cpu. The rest is essentially the same.
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LarryT778370 wrote: how did you get the 20 off stack with the email signup code though?
I am not interested in SHIELD, but I am interested in stacking coupon.
Can't be done.
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Tube version does not play 4K via Plex properly. If you use Plex for 4K get the pro version.
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Thanks op been curious to try one as my pi has been giving me some issues. Cheers
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crimsondr wrote: Tube version does not play 4K via Plex properly. If you use Plex for 4K get the pro version.
Try installing spmc, (kodi) and install the plex app in it. Works flawlessly on my 2017. It's all I use kodi for. You can set it to open automatically when you open kodi.
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madmox wrote: Try installing spmc, (kodi) and install the plex app in it. Works flawlessly on my 2017. It's all I use kodi for. You can set it to open automatically when you open kodi.
Thanks for the suggestion. I've always used the official Plex app. Used Rokus for years and it was great until I tried to do subtitles with 4K and no transcoding. Bought the tube earlier this year and it seemed to work at first but then crashed out all the time. I've already purchased two pros and they're working great. I'll try the workaround on the Tube so hopefully it's not totally useless going forward.
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OP / perennial Mr. thread capper / time machine guru can't even do the math right lol

This is my first down vote since the month down voting was permitted (gave a few to bullies but that was it).

$10 amazon.ca calculator link anyone?
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With the new google chromecast with remote around the corner this is not "hot" imo.
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More_toys wrote: OP. You need to explain your math, or fix the price in your title/post.
Haha my bad. Price fixed now
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Lush78 wrote: Pro. It has usb, 64 bit support, and extra ram.

This version has been in stock since the coupon came around.
I got the non pro for my parents, who really don't need Pro features.
My one critique of the Pro (which I got for myself about a month ago) is that it should also have a microsd slot (along with the 2 USB ports). Can obviously just use an adapter, but would be way nicer having a slot.
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crimsondr wrote: Tube version does not play 4K via Plex properly. If you use Plex for 4K get the pro version.
Thank you, was not aware this was a tube specific issue. Gotta buy a pro now. I have been restarting the tube every time before watching a 4k movie and if I do that it allows me to get through without issue as long as I do not try skipping back/ahead or pausing.
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I know Plex has all the clout, and the server isn't bad, but I've always had issues on the player end. I think using Kodi to access your Plex library is the way to go, albeit not as user friendly

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