The battle in the TV set-top box market is not ceasing. While two Chinese brands Beelink and UGOOS were fighting in the arena, the American company nVidia offered its unique creation. TV-box nVidia Shield TV Pro 2019, along with functionality for viewing video content in perfect quality, is designed to create competition for game consoles.
Cool channel Technozon posted a wonderful video review. It affects the first acquaintance, a brief overview of the device and performance testing (network, games, video content). All the links of the Technozon channel (to reviews and stores) we, as always, publish at the bottom of the page.
TV-box nVidia Shield TV Pro 2019: specifications
To make it easier for the reader to understand how the new product differs from the top Chinese solutions, we will make a comparison comparison plate. Perhaps this will help the future buyer with the choice of TV box for their needs.
|Characterization||nVidia Shield TV Pro 2019||Beelink GT-King PRO||UGOOS AM6 Pro|
|Chipset||Tegra X1 +||Amlogic S922X||Amlogic S922X|
|Processor||4xCortex-A53 @ 2,00 GHz
4xCortex-A57 @ 2,00 GHz
|4xCortex-A73 @ 2,21 GHz 2xCortex-A53 @ 1,8 GHz||4xCortex-A73 @ 1,71 GHz 2xCortex-A53 @ 1,80 GHz|
|Video adapter||GeForce 6 ULP (GM20B), 256 CUDA Cores||GPU Mali-G52 MP6 (850 MHz, 6.8 Gb / s)||GPU Mali-G52 MP6 (850 MHz, 6.8 Gb / s)|
|RAM||3 GB (LPDDR4 3200 MHz)||4 GB (LPDDR4 3200 MHz)||4 GB (LPDDR4, 2800 MHz)|
|ROM||16 GB (3D EMMC)||64GB, SLC NAND eMMC 5.0||64 GB (3D EMMC)|
|ROM expansion||Yes, USB Flash||Yes, memory cards up to 32 GB||Yes, memory cards up to 32 GB|
|Operating system||Android 9.0||Android 9.0||Android 9.0|
|Wired connection||Yes, RJ-45, 1Gbit / s||Yes, RJ-45, 1Gbit / s||Yes, 1 Gbps RJ-45 port (802.3IEEE 10 / 100 / 1000)|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2.4GHz / 5GHz (2 × 2 MIMO)||802.11 a / b / g / n / ac: 2,4 + 5,8 GHz (MIMO 2T2R)||802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2.4GHz / 5GHz (2 × 2 MIMO)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 with LE Technology||Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR||Bluetooth 5.0 with LE Technology|
|Wi-Fi Signal Booster||no||no||Yes, 2 antennas by 5db|
|Interfaces||HDMI, 2xUSB 3.0, LAN, DC||HDMI, Audio Out (3.5mm), MIC, 4xUSB 3.0, SD (up to 32 GB), LAN, RS232, DC||AV-out, AUX-in, microSD, LAN, 1xUSB 3.0, 3xUSB 2.0, HDMI 2.0, SPDIF, DC / 12V|
|Memory cards||No||Any SD cards||microSD 2.x / 3.x / 4.x, eMMC ver 5.0|
|4K support||Yes. 4Kx2K @ 60FPS, HDR||Yes. 4Kx2K @ 60FPS, HDR +||Yes. 4Kx2K @ 60FPS, HDR|
|Price||240-250 $||140-150 $||140-150 $|
TV set-top box or console?
Initially, the TV-box nVidia Shield TV Pro 2019 is positioned as a game console on the Android platform. All the stuffing is aimed at maximum performance in games. And interestingly, the prefix is not at all limited to Android applications. The whole point is that the TV box can easily launch toys from nVidia Games at maximum settings. Yes, the very ones that gamers are used to playing on a personal computer or laptop. Bubble talks about this in more detail in his hourly review (video above).
As for the capabilities of Shield TV Pro to play video content in 4K format, here is the complete order. The complete lack of throttling (active cooling), support for all kinds of video codecs, decoding of licensed sound in a convenient format. And a bunch of other settings that are useful to the user in the operation of the console. The only thing you should pay attention to is the price of a TV box. If the buyer does not plan to “use” cool nVidia toys, but dreams of an omnivorous set-top box for an 4K TV, then there is no point in buying Shield TV Pro.