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NVIDIA Shield - Streaming & Gaming

Discussion in 'Kodi - Android box - Firesticks - MXQ' started by dt99, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. dt99

    dt99 TK Veteran

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    Nvidia shield, is it worth the money? It will be used for Kodi/Terrarium/ IPTV for sports.

    I have done all the Firesticks/Fire TV/ random Android boxes and each one of them has good and bad points.....usually more bad than good.

    I don't have a gaming PC, so this side of things I'm not bothered about.

    Genuine opinions please, is it worth it and why?

    Thanks
     
  2. formandvoid

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    Nvidia Shield is a very quick box,probable the quickest around.It is geared a lot towards gaming too but is very good for Kodi, IPTV etc and even has Plex media server built in which is a plus.Great app support ,good operating system and updated on a regular basis.You even get a headphone imput on the remote which is a good idea.I think the stuff you run runs OK on amazon stuff but I know what you mean about good and bad points and Shield is in another league in my opinion.
     
  3. mbath

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    No don't buy it. I can't bare the threads complaining about how much it costs or that it doesn't hoover your house for you
     
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  4. dt99

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    Aww damn it, I thought it made a brew for you as well ready for when you get up in a morning. No point in buying it now if it's just for apps.
     
  5. mbath

    mbath TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Lol it's a good box waste of money if you're not gaming though
     
  6. dt99

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    That was my fear...maybe it's a waste then. Don't know what to do now.
     
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  7. dt99

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    Ok, I am seriously considering biting the bullet and getting a shield. Does anyone use it for gaming, as I may as well get the full use out of it. What is GEForce Now, can I stream games on the shield, I keep reading it online but cant find a simple answer. I know you can also play PC games, but do I need a gaming PC to be able to do this?
     
  8. wayneee1234

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    can you add a external hard drive to the sheild? for recording iptv or things?
     
  9. dt99

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    Yes, you can add an external hard drive/usb
     
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  10. formandvoid

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    TBH it will never replace something like an xbox but there are 80 or so games you can download via "gforce now" but you need a subscription that is about £7.95 a month.You can stream games but you do need a gaming pc to do that.
     
  11. dt99

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    Apparently GeForce now is free on Shield, not sure if this is only for a set time, even more reason to buy it I think.