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Amazon has new 2017 Shields for $179.99.
really u paid that little? yes unfortunately, im trying to figure out what Shield i need to buy but only from amazon..... so their prices are way toouch?
this was the best deal i foind? its a used ,2017 non pro version link below
anychance u could tell me which shield u would buy from amazon for 300 or less?
If your set on Plex then Nvidia Shield is probably your best bet. You might have more luck with Emby since it can Direct Play 4k without hardware transcoding.
$139 at Amazon. [link]
Edit: Just noticed this post is for Australians.
I am truly surprised that no one has mentioned the Nvidia Shield TV for this application. The device can be had for well under $200 and you can attach external drives to it.
It has plenty of oomph as a Plex Server for your described use case. This concept gives you:
Hopefully /u/Cravenspurs is still reading this thread!
Link because nobody else has provided one for some reason.
Looks like it is also on sale on Amazon. About $15 difference between eBay and Amazon.
The package with a gamepad is $20 more. Amazon has the media controller only version for $149.00, so $0.99 less than BestBuy.
Unmolested link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-Shield-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B075RXV2VR/
OP is a link spammer. Attn Mods: /u/jamesking420 and /u/ButtaJones
Also Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Gaming-Streaming-GeForce/dp/B075RXV2VR
More info on what? The shield? There's a few versions - regular and pro, with and without game controller.
It all depends on what you want to run. It used to be that if you had specific things you wanted like Prime Video for example, you had to go with something specific. That's mostly no longer the case anymore.
Apple TV is fantastic for almost all provider based apps with their TV section. If you have subs to things like HBO Go, Netflix, Hulu, etc. Doesn't support things like Kodi (There is an alternative to Kodi 16 called MrMc though), and forget about terrium. I've given up on most of those things since switching to plex shares, and now emby shares anyway, it's way more user friendly than constantly dicking with Kodi and the occasional crashes. To me it's the most polished of the 4 options, and the remote is the nicest to use.
For Android TV the shield is hard to justify, but nothing else touches it in terms of smoothness. It's on par with the Apple TV in terms of how effortless it runs. The remote kind of sucks though, and it's more expensive. It is better than the Mi, but $100 better? Only if you care about 4K amazon video or a few other things like that. If you're into Kodi then you probably want the Shield, or even the Shield Pro. It's the only box that can really handle it reasonably well. Kodi will literally turn my Mi Box into a fiery inferno until it eventually locks up due to thermal protection.
FireTV is kind of the outsider. It can do most everything a Mi Box can do, but is mainly geared towards buying and watching all things amazon. You can sideload things onto it though. Some people prefer the interface to Amazon TV, but I'm not sold. Never really did like the Prime App. The stick as you've discovered is woefully underpowered though. The previous gen box is ok though, more powerful than the Mi Box but not as much as the Shield.
Roku is kind of the "keep it simple" of the bunch. They aren't a content provider like Apple, Fire TV, etc, so they remained neutral and had the most app support for a long time (except Apple Movies). Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, etc, they were one of the only ones that had it all for a long time. I find that the interface is kind of dumb and woefully outdated though. It feels slower than just about everything else, and it's very restrictive on what you can do with it. You can't even set your own DNS or static IP for christ's sake. The other poster did have it right though, it is very stable and simple. I see a lot of older people using Roku.
Yes, and its on sale on Amazon for 140$ right now. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RXV2VR/ref=nav_custrec_signin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Currently $179 on Amazon
Back on sale for $140 today:
Amazon (free Echo Dot): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RXV2VR/
Best Buy (free Echo Dot): https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-shield-tv-4k-hdr-streaming-media-player-with-google-assistant-black/6100500.p
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Is this the black friday deal? It can't get lower than this can it?
~$180 from Amazon warehouse deals atm.
I ordered it in October 2018 off Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075RXV2VR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Looking at the release date of the 2019... I'm guessing it isn't one.
Mind if I ask where and how much you paid for NVIDIA SHIELD? It's $229 on Amazon.ca.
No matter what Android TV box you get your going to have some issues. Nvidia Shield is the best supported Android TV box well worth the price of $149.00 until December 24, 2018 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RXV2VR/ref=twister_B07L92L2WW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
$34.99 Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Fire-TV-Stick-4K-with-All-New-Alexa-Voice-Remote/dp/B079QHML21/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1544681821&sr=1-2&keywords=amazon+fire+stick
while this is good device it's not a Android TV box it uses Amazon bastardize version of Android like all Amazon streaming devices. I personally find the home screen clutter and confusing as hell. But it will run Netflix and Hulu perfectly and should work with most Android apps including iptv services. I prefer the Mi Box S over this for one reason it's clean unclutter homescreen if Amazon was to ever clean that up I would recommend they devices for those who don't or can't get a Shield.
Any Android TV device including both of those above will do that. Both come with remotes. Mi Box S is $60 at Walmart and works fine, Shield TV is on sale right now at most outlets for $140 and is overall faster/better supported.
Here is the Canadian link.... $179.99 for Prime members
I emailed Nvidia and I got a response that the deal is live on Amazon right now:
And I made another post ....
Hmm, unable to find any information about this new device on nVidia website
So how, to know anywhing about device when you purchase it?
Is this correct / new latest device? https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-Gaming-Streaming-GeForce/dp/B075RXV2VR/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=nvidia%2Bshield%2B2nd%2Bgen&qid=1571683755&sr=8-1&th=1
We had problems with Roku, I just don't care for their devices.
If money is no issue, get an nvidia shield. It will play practically everything, and already has plex built in. I ended up getting two for my in-laws. As for other devices, I'm not familiar with them. From my understanding the amazon fire devices tend to be a bit underpowered, you may want to consider android based devices.
All tech is going to have an initial "getting use to" phase. The shield wasn't too bad for my in-laws to get use to, though they definitely needed help early on.
The deal is still up..... Dunno why you have it as ended....
Dude, Amazon links are SUPER SIMPLE...
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075RXV2VR is all you need... everything past it is either tracking info, wasted routing, or affiliate BS.
OP fixed the link, ignore this post.