Shield

NVIDIA has released its SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.1, adding numerous new features and fixing bugs with their popular STB. Among the new capabilities are added support for a 120 Hz refresh rate on appropriate TVs and monitors, as well as compatibility with non-QWERTY keyboards. The update also mproves mouse movement accuracy and increases Wi-Fi bandwidth significantly for GeForce NOW. The key feature that has made it to headlines is of course added support for 120 Hz refresh rates at sub-4K resolutions, at least on televisions and displays that support it. Specifically, the HDMI 2.0 spec supports 1080p120 resolution with 4:4:4 subsampling as well as 1440p120 resolution with 4:2:2 subsampling, so the set-top-box should technically be able to support both now (it is more likely that...

NVIDIA Unifies GeForce NOW Service Across PCs and SHIELD TV STBs: 200+ Games Supported

NVIDIA this month is unifying its GeForce NOW service across all platforms that it supports, extending the latest iteration of the service for PCs and Macs to include NVIDIA's...

3 by Anton Shilov on 7/16/2018

A Budget Home Theater & PC Setup: 4K, HDR, UHD Blu-ray, and More

The days of bulky home-theater PCs (HTPCs) with built-in tuners, optical disc drives, and integrated media storage capabilities are long gone. In 2017, advancements in the media / home...

191 by Ganesh T S on 12/26/2017

NVIDIA Temporarily Slashes $30 Off the SHIELD TV: Now Staring at $149

NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV console is among the most powerful and feature-rich streaming media players on the market today: it uses the Tegra X1 SoC and supports virtually all entertainment...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/22/2017

Google Assistant Released For NVIDIA's SHIELD TV; Other Vendors To Follow Shortly

Google has finally started to roll out its Google Assistant to its Android TV platform, where it is going to compete against Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri on respective...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/2/2017

NVIDIA and Baidu Sign Multi-Facet AI Tech Partnership for Tesla, DRIVE PX2, & SHIELD TV

This morning NVIDIA and Chinese Internet juggernaut Baidu are announcing that they have signed a multi-faceted AI technology partnership that will see the Internet giant utilize NVIDIA’s hardware for...

3 by Ryan Smith on 7/5/2017

NVIDIA Releases Android 7.0 Update for 2015 SHIELD TV, Adds Amazon Video App

Earlier this month when NVIDIA announced the 2017 version of the SHIELD TV, the company also announced that the updated, Android 7.0-based OS that was at the heart of...

16 by Ryan Smith on 1/28/2017

NVIDIA Launches SHIELD TV: Smart Home Functionality, More 4K HDR Streaming Services

NVIDIA at CES launched its updated SHIELD set-top-box (STB), with an expanded feature-set as well as smaller and lighter form-factor. The upcoming NVIDIA SHIELD TV is based on the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2017

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console Adds Support for Vudu, HDR and 4Kp60 Content

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top-box continues to be the most advanced device featuring Google’s TV platform even a year after it was introduced into the market. The credit...

39 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW - GRID Cloud Gaming Service Goes the Subscription Way

NVIDIA's GRID game streaming service was launched back in 2013 as a beta project. Over the last couple of years, they have added a number of features that bring...

44 by Ganesh T S on 9/30/2015

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV OTA Update Improves HTPC Credentials

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV was launched back in May with the intent to dominate the over-the-top set-top-box (OTT STB) landscape. Premium features such as full HDMI 2.0a support...

22 by Ganesh T S on 9/30/2015

NVIDIA Initiates Safety Recall of SHIELD Tablets (Update: 4 Units Have Overheated)

NVIDIA sends word this morning that they are initiating a recall on the SHIELD Tablet. Being announced today and taking effect immediately, the tablets are being voluntarily recalled by...

30 by Ryan Smith on 7/31/2015

NVIDIA Acquires Game Porting Group & Tech From Transgaming

While NVIDIA’s core businesses and gaming have been inseparable since the start, it’s only relatively recently that NVIDIA has become heavily involved in game creation itself, and not just...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2015

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box

The battle for the living room is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Coinciding...

165 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2015

NVIDIA’s GRID Game Streaming Service Rolls Out 1080p60 Support

Word comes from NVIDIA this afternoon that they are rolling out a beta update to their GRID game streaming service. Starting today, the service is adding 1080p60 streaming to...

62 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2015

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Console Becomes SHIELD Android TV

NVIDIA updated their SHIELD website today with a bit more information on the SHIELD Console. And while an earlier $299 device listing ended up being erroneous – NVIDIA accidentally...

19 by Ryan Smith on 4/23/2015

NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Console: Tegra X1 Android TV Box Shipping In May

Today NVIDIA has announced their latest addition to the SHIELD product family, the SHIELD Console. Launching in May at $199, the SHIELD Console is a combination microconsole and Android...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

NVIDIA GRID Game Streaming Service To Become Commercial Service

As part of NVIDIA’s suite of GDC 2015 announcements, the company has announced that their GRID game streaming service is getting a promotion from beta to a commercial service. First...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

NVIDIA Announces Holiday SHIELD Tablet Update

A little over one week ago NVIDIA committed to bringing Android Lollipop to the SHIELD Tablet before the end of November. This was fairly noteworthy, as it represents a...

27 by Brandon Chester on 11/13/2014

Nvidia Announces That The SHIELD Tablet Will Receive Android 5.0 This Month

Earlier this year NVIDIA released the SHIELD Tablet which utilized their Cortex-A15 based Tegra K1 chip. In our review we felt it offered a good value proposition, and stood...

9 by Brandon Chester on 11/4/2014

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