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Nvidia Revamps its Shield Android TV Streamer

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A revamped Nvidia Shield has been released

Nvidia has introduced a revamped version of its Android TV streaming device, complete with faster processor and a new remote control.

The Nvidia Shield was first introduced in 2015. The device doubles as a console for both local and cloud-based video games. In addition to that, a Shield can be turned into a DVR, a hub to control smart home devices, and a Plex server to manage expansive media collections.

This new generation of Shield streamers is based on Nvidia’s Tegra X1+ processor, which is slated to be 25% faster than the processor used in previous generation Shield devices.

That additional processing power allows for both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio to be added to the Shield.

The Shield also now supports upscaling of 720p or 1080p content powered by artificial intelligence. It’s possible to easily switch back and forth between HD and upscaled 4K, making it simple to adjust to your own picture preference.

There are two models available: the Shield Pro sells for $200, and the Shield sells for $150. Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and AI upscaling are available on both models.

The new remote comes with a helpful feature that allows you to find your lost remote through Nvidia’s smart phone app.

The base version of the Shield device comes with 8GB of on-board storage, as well as an SD expansion lot and 2GB of RAM. For users who prefer wired connections over WiFi, there is also Gigabit Ethernet.

There is no USB port on the base unit, but there are two USB ports on the Pro model for plugging in extras. All in all, a great revamp. As always, if we can be of help with your network or computer, give us a call here at RHYNO Networks. (855) 749-6648

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