New NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV coming January 2017

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    1. Mark Hodgkinson

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      Pre-orders up on the uk site here. Priced at £189.99 and £279.99!
       
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      So I am a little unclear - will the 'old' Shield get Amazon too?
       
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      Its the same
       
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      I preordered the 16 GB version, mainly because I don't own the original one, and I'm kind of getting over Raspberry pi's. If supply is low, I'll have no hesitation putting mine up for sale [I'm importing mine as it's not being sold at present country of residence]


      I don't know if this would tempt existing owners to upgrade. I read somewhere that the processor is the same, but the basic version is '40%' smaller in size.
       
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      I just wish they'd put a bigger SSD into it ... 16GB is a joke and it forces people like me to buy the HDD instead. Anyway looks like I'll be buying as I'd been looking for one of these for a while now.

      That said if Apple would hurry up and update the Mac Mini I'd go with that instead but I'm guessing they are waiting on the new Intel Processors.
       
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      not sure on the performance hit but you can add a micro sd as internal storage. ive done this and works well (i dont game though)
       
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      So refreshing to see a company who care about existing customers, really good to see the old model will be getting updates.
       
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      I believe the new standard version doesn't have a micro sd slot anymore
       
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      ahh i see, sorry missed that!
       
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      I had to read the specs twice too, it seem a little nuts to me too 16gb with no micro sd, I guess less is more!!

      so its looking like the specs are either the same(ish) or in some cases less than the previous models, ummm not sure I be buying into the stv2 upgrade route:facepalm:
       
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      But you can add up to 128GB with a thumb drive:
      "Expandable with USB 3.0 drives (SanDisk Ultra Fit Flash Drive or faster recommended)"

      Still I prefer to have one big filesystem as opposed to having to juggle where things are installed (was always a pain when I had an android phone).
       
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      Great news as an existing owner of this great device, only thing missing was Amazon official app support. Oh and also getting a software upgrade to Android 7.0 nice.

      This really is the standard as a media player.
       
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      Wanted to get one of these for awhile now, but wondering if I should pick up the previous gen one or the 2017. Not gonna be used for gaming at all, just streaming etc?
       
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      Having Amazon app on old device means I won't need to upgrade, just hope the app can be installed alone outside of a complete device update.

      The spot looks interesting but as it looks to plug directly into a power socket, it's not going to be placed well to hear you very well here in the UK.
       
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      Better just go with a Kindle fire Stick or Roku then if this is the case, you'd just be wasting your money on buying something with features you'd never use.
       
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      Have a full 4k HDR TV, home theatre Atmos/X setup, was looking at apps like Netflix, Amazon etc as a one device solution. So this isn't it?
       
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      Fire TV doesn't do hdr
       
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      I'm looking at one of these as a Plex server and expanding using the SD card option. Any word on how that performs?

      (Files for streaming kept on a NAS)

      Just saw the bit as well on no SD card slot! Could you use an SD card in USB 3 adapter? (As I have a brand new card I bought with this in mind) or would it be better to sell this and get the USB stick they suggest? (or buy previous model)
       
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      Hi, sorry i dont use Plex

      i have a NAS and use Kodi to stream direct from NAS

      i was into the Artwork and UI of Plex years ago but now find it easier and quicker to play the file direct using kodi without any faffing around.
       
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      At £280 I really can't see the point of this device. A PS4 is much cheaper and hugely more useful as both a gaming machine and a streamer (app selection on Android TV is still comical). How can any company seriously propose people buy a streaming device which lacks Now TV, Demand 5, ITV Hub, and All 4?
       
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      It run's brilliantly for me for Plex. However I run that through my network, either from an Apple time capsule laptop or USB hard-drive plugged into the shield. Hopefully I can only sort out a NAS, connect that up and job's a good en.

      But I guess using the SD card would work similar to if not better to the HDD, but your limited a bit more size wise
       
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      The SD card is for the library side of Plex for me, (artwork etc). Would an SD card run out before a USB stick (amount it can be accessed etc)
       
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      I use Plex natively on the Shield from a HDD I have plugged into one of the usb ports. Flawless performance, highly recommended. Remote quality on the PS4 in the living room has a lot to be desired though in my opinion.
       
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      Tom Tom. I guess it depends on your SD card. If it's a big one, it should be fine. I'd think anything about 32GB would be OK, but you might as well spend a little to get a massive one :p as you can get 128GB ones for pretty cheap these days and that will store a shed load of library data.

      Actually come to think about it I have another smaller HDD plugged in as an "internal drive" which all that stuff get's stored on too.
       
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      SanDisk Ultra 128 GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with SD Adapter - Frustration Free Packaging: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

      Should be big enough (I bought it to go in the Shield before the annoncement!) I can still return to Amazon to get SanDisk Ultra Fit 128 GB USB Flash Drive USB 3.0 up to 130 MB/s: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories instead if that makes more sense!
       
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      I'm no SD card guru, but size wise it would be fine :D
       
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      it's nice to see the first gen won't get left behind with updates can't see why anybody with the first gen would want to update to the new one when it's the same under the hood spec wise nice to a legit amazon app
       

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