Nvidia Shield TV Pro Review – Briony is IN LOVE!

A few weeks ago Briony unboxed the Nvidia Shield TV Pro sheI was sent over for review. She was pretty impressed with the features available and liked the look of the remote and couldn’t wait to get it set up…

Nvidia Shield TV Pro Review - Briony is IN LOVE!

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A few weeks ago Briony unboxed the Nvidia Shield TV Pro sheI was sent over for review. She was pretty impressed with the features available and liked the look of the remote and couldn’t wait to get it set up and see it in action. Now she is back with her final opinion to let you all know if she thinks the Nvidia Shield TV Pro is a must have streaming device despite the £199 price tag. 

Specifications: 

PROCESSOR: NVIDIA Tegra X1+
GPU: 256-core
Memory: 3GB RAM
Storage: 16GB (Portion of storage occupied by system software, Expandable using USB flash or hard drives)
Weight: 8.8 oz / 250 g
Height: 3.858 in / 9.800 cm
Width: 6.26 in / 15.900 cm
Depth: 1.02 in / 2.593 cm
Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth: 5.0 + LE
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) powered by Android TV™ with Chromecast 4K built-in
Power: 40 W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)

Connectivity: 
Gigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and CEC support
Two USB 3.0 Ports (Type A)
Video Features:

4K
Dolby Vision
4K HDR Ready
Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10
AI Upscaling

AI-enhanced upscaling:
720p/1080p to 4K up to 30 FPS
Up to 4K HDR playback at 60 FPS (H.265/HEVC)
Up to 4K playback at 60 FPS (VP8, VP9, H.264, MPEG1/2)
Up to 1080p playback at 60 FPS (H.263, MJPEG, MPEG4, WMV9/VC1)
Format/Container support: Xvid/ DivX/ASF/AVI/MKV/MOV/M2TS/MPEG-TS/MP4/WEB-M

Audio:
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Audio Support (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos)
DTS-X surround sound (pass-through) over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI
Audio support: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAVE, AMR, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM, WMA, WMA-Pro, WMA-Lossless, DD+ decode, Dolby Atmos decode, Dolby TrueHD (pass-through), DTS-X (pass-through), and DTS-HD (pass-through)

Voice assistants: 
Google Assistant
Alexa
Built in Voice Control
The Google Assistant
Hands-free Voice Control†
Google Home compatible (Google Assistant)*
Amazon Echo compatible (Works with Alexa)*
Shield Remote: 

Microphone for voice search and commands
Motion-activated backlit buttons
Bluetooth connectivity
IR blaster for control of volume and power on TVs, soundbars, or receivers
Remote locator for finding a lost remote
2x AAA batteries included

Pros:
AI Upscaling actually works and improves the experience on a 4K display
Very easy to set up and get started
Nvidia Shield APP has a good amount of functionality
Remote lights up and is pleasant to use
Can plug in controllers, Mice or keyboards into the USB ports
Great for Gamers with Geforce Now and Geforce Game stream
Good range of Apps
Very quick and responsive to use

Cons:
Netflix button on the remote is annoying and cannot be allocated without 3rd party app
Google Assistant can be a little temperamental
Geforce Now queues are long

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