Posted Mon Oct 28, 2019 at 09:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's latest streaming media players have been revealed.
NVIDIA has announced the release of its newest SHIELD TV models, the 2019 SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. Both players are now available for purchase for $149 and $199 respectively.
"These new models provide a big step up for SHIELD, which has consistently delivered groundbreaking innovations in the living room since its introduction five years ago," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the Consumer Business at NVIDIA. "They deliver unquestionably best-in-class entertainment, supported by Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and our breakthroughs in using AI to improve video streaming playback."
The new SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro are both powered by a Tegra X1+ processor with support for up to 4K HDR10 and Dolby Vision playback, along with Dolby Atmos audio capabilities. In addition, the players include AI upscaling tech capable of upconverting HD video to 4K. And thanks to the Android TV platform with Google Play, the devices offer access to over 500,000 movies and shows, and more than 5,000 apps and games. Google Assistant is integrated as well for voice control via the included remote, and customers can also pair the players with a separate Alexa device.
The standard SHIELD TV model uses a new slim, cylindrical form factor designed to easily hide out of sight behind your entertainment setup with your cables. Meanwhile, the SHIELD TV Pro features a more traditional external design similar to previous models. This step-up player builds upon the base model by adding more memory and storage, along with two USB ports.
“NVIDIA pushes the boundaries of how media and entertainment are consumed in the home,” said Shalini Govil-Pai, senior director of Product Management for Android TV, at Google. “By bringing together Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos with Android TV, users of the new SHIELD TV media players receive an unmatched experience that well represents our platform’s rich content and capabilities.”
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