NVIDIA’s New Shield TV Delivers Tegra X1+ Powered 4K Upscaling and Dolby Vision Today

Oct 28, 2019
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The news was leaked by Amazon a couple weeks ago, but NVIDIA released their new-generation Shield TV and Shield TV Pro streaming boxes today. Powered by the new NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor, the new Shield TV streams at up to 4K with Dolby Vision HDR tech, can boost 720p and 1080p footage from steaming apps to 4K using AI-powered upscaling, and includes Google Assistant and a spiffy new remote. The Shield TV Pro comes with additional storage space (16GB) and RAM (3GB), two USB 3.0 ports, and Plex Media Server capabilities.

Here are the full product specs for the new NVIDIA Shield TV and Shield TV Pro:

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NVIDIA Shield TV

Processor

  • NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor with a 256-core NVIDIA GPU and 2 GB RAM

Video Features

  • 4K
  • Dolby Vision
  • 4K HDR Ready
  • Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10
  • AI-enhanced upscaling for 720p/1080p to 4K up to 30 FPS
  • Up to 4K HDR playback at 60 FPS (H.265/HEVC)
  • Up to 4K playback at 60 FPS (VP8, VP9, H.264, MPEG1/2)
  • Up to 1080p playback at 60 FPS (H.263, MJPEG, MPEG4, WMV9/VC1)

Audio

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  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Audio (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos)
  • DTS-X surround sound (pass-through) over HDMI
  • High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB
  • High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB

Storage

  • 8GB
  • Expandable via microSD

Wireless

  • 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • Captive Portal support

Interfaces

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and CEC support
  • MicroSD card slot

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie) powered by Android TV™ with Chromecast 4K built-in

Voice Assistants

  • Google Assistant
  • Alexa
  • Built in Voice Control

Shield Remote

  • Microphone for voice search and commands
  • Motion-activated backlit buttons
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • IR blaster for control of volume and power on TVs, soundbars, or receivers
  • Remote locator for finding a lost remote

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro

Processor

  • NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor with a 256-core GPU and 3 GB RAM

Video Features

  • 4K
  • Dolby Vision
  • 4K HDR Ready
  • Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10
  • AI-enhanced upscaling for 720p/1080p to 4K up to 30 FPS
  • Up to 4K HDR playback at 60 FPS (H.265/HEVC)
  • Up to 4K playback at 60 FPS (VP8, VP9, H.264, MPEG1/2)
  • Up to 1080p playback at 60 FPS (H.263, MJPEG, MPEG4, WMV9/VC1)

Audio

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby Audio Support (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos)
  • DTS-X surround sound (pass-through) over HDMI
  • High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI

Storage

  • 16 GB
  • Expandable using USB flash or hard drives.

Wireless

  • 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • Captive Portal support

Interfaces

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and CEC support
  • Two USB 3.0 Ports (Type A)

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie) powered by Android TV™ with Chromecast 4K built-in

Voice Assistants

  • Google Assistant
  • Alexa
  • Built in Voice Control
  • The Google Assistant

Shield Remote

  • Microphone for voice search and commands
  • Motion-activated backlit buttons
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • IR blaster for control of volume and power on TVs, soundbars, or receivers
  • Remote locator for finding a lost remote

Of course, the Shield TV isn’t just for watching stuff – you can also play games on it. The box is compatible with most Google Play titles, and comes with a subscription to GeForce Now, NVIDIA’s game streaming service, which supports games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Fortnite, and Rocket League. You can check out the full lineup of GeForce Now titles, right here.

The new NVIDIA Shield TV and Shield TV Pro are available now for $150 and $200, respectively. You can order one directly from NVIDIA here.

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