Nvidia Shield (2019) review – Lower price, Dolby Vision & an improved remote, but let down by 32-bit Android OS.

The original Nvidia Shield TV launched in 2015, with a revision in 2017 using the same system on chip but in a sleeker design and some other minor improvements. In its four years of existence, it has been regarded as one of, if not the best set-top boxes on the market. Impressively, Nvidia has continued … Read more

Amazon Fire TV Cube 2019 Review – Still one of the best streaming devices on the market, but less impressive than last year.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD was and still is one of the best streaming devices on the market. With an RRP of £49.99, at the time of launch, it was one of two devices supporting Dolby Vision and HDR10+ and a fraction of the price of the Apple TV. The year has … Read more

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro & Standard 2019 vs Shield TV 2017 vs Fire TV Cube 2019 Compared – Which is the best streaming device for 2019?

Yesterday Nvidia finally took the wraps off their new NVIDIA Shield TV and the Pro models with the new tubular-shaped model lowering the price down to £150 compared to the £180 currently charged for the existing model, and making it quite competitive with the new Fire TV Cube at £110. With Black Friday and Christmas … Read more

Amazon Fire TV Cube 4K (2019) vs Nvidia Shield – Which is the ultimate set-top streaming box?

I watch way too much TV and movies, most of it is streamed, via Netflix or other services or on my local server via both Kodi and Plex. I am always on the quest for the best, and ideally affordable, set-top box to handle all my media needs. The Nvidia Shield is universally praised, many … Read more

Nintendo Switch Lite Tegra X1 T210B01 vs T210 – How does the updated Tegra chipset perform?

With the launch of the new Nintendo Switch Lite, Nvidia has updated their four-year-old Tegra X1 chipset on a new smaller fabrication process, but what differences are there? And does it offer any performance improvements? Related Posts: Huawei Honghu 818 SoC vs Mediatek MT5597 vs MT5596 vs Amlogic S905X vs Tegra X1 A new Nvidia … Read more

Nvidia Shield TV Android Oreo update starts to roll out

Even though the hardware is now 3 years old the Nvidia Shield TV is generally regarded as one of the best Android streaming boxes on the market. It is the most powerful device thanks to the Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, which is the same processor found in the Nintendo Switch. It can comfortably handle any … Read more

Xiaomi announces Mi Box 4 and 4c, available in China starting February 1st

Xiaomi has officially announced the Mi Box 4 and budget-minded Mi Box 4c for the Chinese market. The China-only devices run the custom MIUI TV interface instead of Android TV. Previously Xiaomi has launched an international version which ran Android TV and was well received by many, generally being thought as a cheap alternative to … Read more

NVIDIA Shield: gaming-focused Android TV set-top box

The NVIDIA Shield  range of devices has been a bit of a niche product line but generally receiving favourable reviews. This line is now being expanded to include a gaming focused Android TV set-top box which is set to retails for $200 (no word on UK pricing) and launch in May. NVIDIA’s calling Shield the “world’s first … Read more