Would an Nvidia Shield be any better ?


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I have a Sony KD-55XE9305 and my primary viewing sources are as follows :

1. Sky-Q
2. Amazon Prime Video
3. Netflix (UHD)
4. Plex from my own Plex server with 1080p and UHD (HDR) rips.

I also game from my desktop PC (I7 with 2x980 cards in SLI). I have a huge Steam Library and mainly play FPS.

I also have a Shadow Tech PC setup as well so I can game on my laptop/tablet etc...

So I currently use all the native apps on the Sony for all video sources and to connect to my Shadow.

I am wondering if there is any advantage to getting a Shield (or another alternative) over the apps built into the TV.

(The TV is running Oreo upgraded via USB).

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

NOTE: Gaming is not my primary "living room" activity and it wouldn't be a deal killer if I couldn't game in the living room - The primary use is to watch TV!


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The big differences that I'm aware of are;
* Nvidia have a better implementation of AndroidTV than Sony do, runs better with less clutter/bloatware.
* Access to GeForce Now cloud streaming service.
* Better audio/video support in hardware decoding, more formats and HD audio bitstreaming.
* Can be turned into a Plex media server via USB HDD and still run as Plex client too.

It sounds like your doing fine with the Sony as is.

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