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Hi.

 

My Kodi box died a couple of days ago and I am wondering if Shield TV (Pro) could be a good option. So I have a couple of questions.

 

- Can Shield TV use both wired and wireless connection simultaneously? Like wired for accessing NAS and wireless for accessing IPTV.

- Does Kodi run smoothly on Shield TV?

- If I already have a media server and I am not planning on playing games on it, is it still worth investing into the Pro version? Are there any additional benefits that I am not aware of?

 

from: https://www.androidcentral.com/nvidia-shield-pro-vs-standard

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Category Shield TV Shield TV Pro
Price $150 $200
Processor Tegra X1+ Tegra X1+
Storage 8 GB 16 GB
RAM 2GB 3GB
MicroSD Yes Yes
Ethernet Yes Yes
USB No 2
Dolby Vision Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
AI upscaling Yes Yes
Plex server No Yes
SmartThings No Yes
GeForce gaming Yes Yes
AAA gaming Yes Yes

 

I do not think that the storage will be an issue for me, since I use the external NAS. So, no need for Plex. No need for SmartThings either.

 

RAM 2GB vs 3GB - will it affect browser experience if I will be watching one of the online IPTV providers that run only from a browser?

 

It looks like I am getting 1GB of extra RAM for the price of Pro (one might say 50% more 🙂 ), so is 2GB enough for my use cases?

 

Thanks!

 

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27 minutes ago, tridy said:

Hi.

 

My Kodi box died a couple of days ago and I am wondering if Shield TV (Pro) could be a good option. So I have a couple of questions.

 

- Can Shield TV use both wired and wireless connection simultaneously? Like wired for accessing NAS and wireless for accessing IPTV.

- Does Kodi run smoothly on Shield TV?

- If I already have a media server and I am not planning on playing games on it, is it still worth investing into the Pro version? Are there any additional benefits that I am not aware of?

 

from: https://www.androidcentral.com/nvidia-shield-pro-vs-standard

 

I do not think that the storage will be an issue for me, since I use the external NAS. So, no need for Plex. No need for SmartThings either.

 

RAM 2GB vs 3GB - will it affect browser experience if I will be watching one of the online IPTV providers that run only from a browser?

 

It looks like I am getting 1GB of extra RAM for the price of Pro (one might say 50% more 🙂 ), so is 2GB enough for my use cases?

 

Thanks!

 

From experience, they both work great except the stick version has issues playing back certain 4k HDR codecs. I had to upgrade to the pro because of this. I forget exactly what, but Plex was not happy with certain 4k HDR content.

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