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The 2019 Shields support Dolby Vision, HDR10 (not HDR10+), Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. So you’ll find plenty of 4K HDR movies and TV shows from all the usual suspects, and the Netflix app finally outputs Atmos on Shield. But there is one disappointment: the Shield TV won’t play HDR from YouTube since Nvidia hasn’t gotten behind the VP9 profile (and has no plans to).
Shield will eventually work with Nvidia’s Spot, too, a plug-in ambient microphone you can place at outlets throughout your house to get voice-powered assistant and smart home features wherever you happen to be. A software update will also add SmartThings’ smart home hub capabilities to the mix, letting you command lights, cameras, thermostats and more.
Nvidia announced a new Shield TV that provides 4K HDR streaming, and boosts its existing gaming capabilities considerably. Now, though, many of the benefits of the updated hardware are available on the original Shield TV, thanks to a free over-the-air software available now.
World class streaming media performance with built in google assistant The NVIDIA SHIELD TV PRO is ideal for media enthusiasts, serious gamers and even all types of streamers. The new SHIELD Pro takes this performance to the next level. It’s built for the most demanding users and beautifully designed to be the perfect centerpiece of your entertainment center. You can completely transform your entertainment experience with the SHIELD TV PRO as you can enjoy cinematic experiences using Dolby Vision HDR and unbelievable immersive sounds with Dolby Atmos. Control every experience with your voice—even your home. Dim the lights, order an Uber, or change the temperature, just ask. SHIELD is everything you want in one game-changing device.
Level up to SHIELD TV Pro for more storage space, two USB 3.0 ports for expandability, and PLEX Media Server.
*Please note: The NVIDIA Shield TV Pro stand is not included and is sold separately.
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Why does it have ethernet? Although the box is compatible with 802.11ac Wi-Fi your best bet for consistent 4K video streaming or GeForce Now gaming is going to be running an ethernet cable directly from your router into the box. (We were able to get 4K streaming over Wi-Fi, but the ethernet port is a great solution for folks with a less reliable network.)
Last but not least, the Shield also comes with a nearly full-fledged version of Google Assistant. With Google Assistant you can control your smart home, ask for answers to basic questions and track down your favorite shows and movies via voice search. Admittedly the voice search here isn’t as good as it is on other platforms like Roku, but Assistant is far more helpful when planning your day and controlling your smart home than Roku’s basic assistant. The bad news? Because the basic version of the Shield no longer has USB ports, you can’t plug in a Samsung SmartThings dongle and tap into that ecosystem anymore.
Oh trust me I have before I resorted to posting on here. Yes that fix they pushed out does fix the HDR color space issue I described above.
The TV will see an HDR signal when it’s fed one (whether from local media or online (e.g. Netflix)). The TV menus are really bright and going under settings I can see it’s showing HDR or Dolby Vision when applicable however the picture quality of the actual content itself is extremely dull. Best way I can explain it is try to play an HDR video on an SDR screen. It’s extremely washed out.