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FCC docs reveal updated Nvidia Shield TV

by Mark Tyson on 26 July 2019, 13:11

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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A new Nvidia Shield TV appears to be on the way. An FCC filing for the 'Nvidia Corporation Shield Android TV Game Console P3430' appeared in the US governmental body's online database, which makes a third gen update highly likely to materialise in the near future. While the FCC listing doesn't include images, it confirms that at least an updated chipset is present, in the form of the 'Tegra X1 T210 B01' processor.

The previous (current) generation Nvidia Shield TV uses a Tegra X1 A2 chip. While we aren't sure about what benefits the updated Tegra will deliver, it could be the same 'Mariko' upgrade that has just been delivered to the Nintendo Switch, delivering enhanced battery life, and which is the processor behind the new Switch Lite.

9to5 Google reckons that the updated Nvidia Shield TV won't represent a big change. It is expected to run Android Pie out of the box and could also feature updated peripherals, according to the grapevine.

With the more efficient chip inside there is a good possibility that a Shield TV redesign might be a smaller, more discrete unit. However, Shield TV users might prefer the scales to be tipped towards more performance - another designer choice given the efficiency tuned processor.

Current Nvidia Shield TV and accessories designs

Even though the existing Nvidia Shield TV revision is over 2 years old (launched at CES 2017), it is still "King of Android TV," according to the likes of Android Central. It is considered to be particularly good for 4K media streaming entertainment, now includes Google Assistant, is a useful Smart Home hub, and is popular amongst retro-gamers for its emulation prowess.



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Wow talk about timing. I was literally hovering over the buy button last night to replcase 1 of my 1st gen Shields that has given up on me but I was interrupted by the phone and then forgot.

I'm not sure how they can improve on it but I think I'll buy a cheap chinese import box for now to tide me over until Nvidia put something to market.
blokeinkent
Wow talk about timing. I was literally hovering over the buy button last night to replcase 1 of my 1st gen Shields that has given up on me but I was interrupted by the phone and then forgot.

I'm not sure how they can improve on it but I think I'll buy a cheap chinese import box for now to tide me over until Nvidia put something to market.


depends what you do on it, but the 4k firestick with kodi sideloaded is pretty good in that it runs netflix, amazon, and youtube in 4k (cheap chinese boxes often don't let you do all any, nevermind all 3 in 4k) plus kodi will let you do 4k too. it'll also do most of the catchup services. main difference if you can live with sideloading is the sheild will do gaming better, but i don't use that feature
Unique
depends what you do on it, but the 4k firestick with kodi sideloaded is pretty good in that it runs netflix, amazon, and youtube in 4k (cheap chinese boxes often don't let you do all any, nevermind all 3 in 4k) plus kodi will let you do 4k too. it'll also do most of the catchup services. main difference if you can live with sideloading is the sheild will do gaming better, but i don't use that feature

I use Kodi the most on the Shield to pull across downloaded content off a local server, and then drop back to Android for a couple of IPTV services and the odd Netflix, Prime, Youtube etc, but I do also use it a lot to stream gaming across from Geforce card in a gaming PC in another room which is why I've stuck with them.

I did grab a 4k Fire stick on Prime day for about £25 the other day but have that ear marked for a family member.
blokeinkent
Unique
depends what you do on it, but the 4k firestick with kodi sideloaded is pretty good in that it runs netflix, amazon, and youtube in 4k (cheap chinese boxes often don't let you do all any, nevermind all 3 in 4k) plus kodi will let you do 4k too. it'll also do most of the catchup services. main difference if you can live with sideloading is the sheild will do gaming better, but i don't use that feature

I use Kodi the most on the Shield to pull across downloaded content off a local server, and then drop back to Android for a couple of IPTV services and the odd Netflix, Prime, Youtube etc, but I do also use it a lot to stream gaming across from Geforce card in a gaming PC in another room which is why I've stuck with them.

I did grab a 4k Fire stick on Prime day for about £25 the other day but have that ear marked for a family member.

Get a Raspberry Pi 4 B and install LibreELEC. Chinese boxes are completely untrustworthy.
Telekloud
Get a Raspberry Pi 4 B and install LibreELEC. Chinese boxes are completely untrustworthy.

I do usually get 1 of each revision, although havent got new one as of yet. I used them for a good couple of years running Kodi but only use them now for occasional game emulation or hobby stuff. Great as they are, once I'd used the ooomph from a Shield there's was no going back :)