I'm not sure where to put this but here goes anyway haha. I'm looking at the Shield lately and it seems pretty nice. I have a 4k tv but the built in software isnt that great. The shield looks nice for a set top box and it'd be cool to stream games in 4k since I have a GTX1080 in my main PC now.
I'm just wondering if there's like a Shield 2 coming out soon or if it's still worth it to buy it.
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The biggest problem with these new NVIDIA techs they come up with is the massive introduction cost, for example g-sync would have been hugely successful if it didn't cost $200 for the controller board on launch.... (say $50)
Ok if you can get a shield, please let us know how well that 4k streaming tech works for you. I still question it!
Got a friend who owns all the shield products, portable, tablet, and tv. He doenst hardly use the TV other then to play the older FF games, the n64 emulation is alright but the real advantage to it is as a media devise. It works great for netflix, hulu, xbmc (whatever they call it now), internal network streaming, and game streaming. If you use it for any of those it maybe worth it, i wouldnt recommend the pro though, too much for to little in my opinion but thats just me.
I have one and picked up a second one a while ago.
I only really use it for the game streaming feature. It does very well at this, better than steam in-home streaming as far as I can tell. It can also be used over the internet and maintain a very playable low or unnoticeable input lag.