mine shipped today, purchased primarily for Kodi/Plex streaming and GeForce NowI got one for $150 with the free remote.
Nvidia has been emailing coupons.
they expired yesterday 11/19, keep an eye out on/before BF. Nvidia may run another promotionI would be interested in one of these coupons!
Close enough! Just placed my order. Thanks for the heads up.Newegg has free remote with Shield for $174: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=BESTMATCH&Description=shield&N=-1&isNodeId=1
There's 3 different way to play PC games on this:I get this confused with steams box.. does this one play your games from the pc on the tv as well? Which one is better for that?
The Tegra X1 SoC has to be 6-8x faster than the Tegra 3 they used in Ouya at this point, but I haven't checked the actual #s/benches to be certain. Emulation is still a pretty heavy computational burden so I can't say for sure.Does this thing emulate decently?
I bought an ouya when they came out and it wasn't fast enough for SNES
Only thing I could think of is for aesthetics, or for someone who wants to really supercharge this thing and replace the HDD with an SSD, but at that point I'm not sure its really worth it. The Pro version has a SATA header, while the 16GB does not have the header at all.Anyone tell me why one would want the version with the 500gb hdd built in? Any different then one using an external usb hdd?
I just bought the 500gb version and there's no sata connection to be seen.Only thing I could think of is for aesthetics, or for someone who wants to really supercharge this thing and replace the HDD with an SSD, but at that point I'm not sure its really worth it. The Pro version has a SATA header, while the 16GB does not have the header at all.
Much more cost effective is just using some kind of caddy/enclosure/USB to SATA connector and using any HDD/SSD you have laying around to increase storage. It will add clutter however. Or you can use a microSD but capacities are obviously going to be more limited there.
That SATA connector is inside connecting the 500GB drive, the 16GB version doesn't have it all sadly.I just bought the 500gb version and there's no sata connection to be seen.
Also the grid is now subscription based. :/ 3 months free though at first. 7.99 or 8.99 a month.. can't remember atm.
It was actually $174 before today's "sale" so it's a net zero gain with the VCO discount$200 at Newegg. Can stack the visa checkout on top of this
Does the HDHomerun app support the DRM-encrypted channels, ie. HBO/Cinemax etc?It's VERY nice if you have Plex as well. You can do playback with the device directly or use the Shield as a Chromecast. One feature that I absolutely LOVE is the HD Homerun compatibility. I've had the Homerun for a while, but was never able to use it how I had hoped until the Shield. Once you install the HDHomerun app ($0.99) it opens up a Live Channels feature on the Shield. It has a full guide which is much nicer than Comcasts default guide (non X1). And if you use Emby, you can have a DVR as well. Amazing! In fact, its all way easier than an HTPC! I have zero complaints thus far.
It does not, but for me that has never been an issue. The primary TV in the house has a Comcast box so I just watch all the HBO stuff on it. I use the HGTV in my bedroom and for movies I use Netflix or Plex.Does the HDHomerun app support the DRM-encrypted channels, ie. HBO/Cinemax etc?
Also at some point they are planning to release HD Homerun DVR, which should allow you to use the Shield as a DVR without any other 3rd party program app. I helped fund the Kickstarter but development is way behind (not surprised) it'll probably get released around this time next year.
Thanks for the confirmation, yeah I am hoping Silicon Dust HD DVR app will be able to, they promised it could but who knows really lol I am not expecting too much. In the meantime I have a NUC that will run Windows 8.1 until 2020 just for the ability to play Encrypted channels via WMC.It does not, but for me that has never been an issue. The primary TV in the house has a Comcast box so I just watch all the HBO stuff on it. I use the HGTV in my bedroom and for movies I use Netflix or Plex.