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Old 13-02-2019, 11:48 PM   #1
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Can Nvidia Shield TV replace a PC for casual use, under $300?

Newegg selling the controller set at S$248. After i add wireless keyboard and mouse another $40. Can i use it to browse Chrome, Facebook App, Youtube App, Chinese drama apps for parents use? With minimal lag?

I hear can use Geforce Now streaming games for free trial now, and also have good console emulators, can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime, so even for core users is casual enough after we add a fast thumbdrive storage?

How fast is Newegg free delivery?
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Old 14-02-2019, 04:52 PM   #2
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I believe the Shield TV is capable of doing all that you listed. However, do note that it's pretty memory limited as compared to newer Android devices. It's after all quite old, and Nvidia have not updated it for few years.
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Can add micro SD card for storage, my first gen is still going on strong!
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I personally have one .. the complains are controller sometime 吃不到 ..also wifi signal not strong as compare with mibox ..

Newegg selling the controller set at S$248. After i add wireless keyboard and mouse another $40. Can i use it to browse Chrome, Facebook App, Youtube App, Chinese drama apps for parents use? With minimal lag?

I hear can use Geforce Now streaming games for free trial now, and also have good console emulators, can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime, so even for core users is casual enough after we add a fast thumbdrive storage?

How fast is Newegg free delivery?
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Old 14-02-2019, 09:40 PM   #5
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I personally have one .. the complains are controller sometime 吃不到 ..also wifi signal not strong as compare with mibox ..
Haha controller is maybe for younger user like me to play around geforce now see how.

But if doing simple viewing and works like android phone, should be good value, no need pay more for intel nuc or htpc setup. Reviews say os is fast but need to side load chrome? After side load can auto update from play store?

Placed an order for one, quite affordable if works as reviews.
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Haha controller is maybe for younger user like me to play around geforce now see how.

But if doing simple viewing and works like android phone, should be good value, no need pay more for intel nuc or htpc setup. Reviews say os is fast but need to side load chrome? After side load can auto update from play store?

Placed an order for one, quite affordable if works as reviews.
cannot update from play store andriod TV .. you need to side load again .. when cannot work .
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Newegg selling the controller set at S$248. After i add wireless keyboard and mouse another $40. Can i use it to browse Chrome, Facebook App, Youtube App, Chinese drama apps for parents use? With minimal lag?

I hear can use Geforce Now streaming games for free trial now, and also have good console emulators, can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime, so even for core users is casual enough after we add a fast thumbdrive storage?

How fast is Newegg free delivery?
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Old 15-02-2019, 08:51 PM   #9
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The Android TV OS is really more fluid compared to the more expensive android boxes. Its worth to the get Mibox since its so cheap and serve its purpose. I don't play games on it and only watch Netflix on it. The Netflix 4K UHD does looks good though.
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Xiaomi box support 4k netflix?
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Old 16-02-2019, 07:56 PM   #11
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if you only have $300 bucks to spend why not get a refurbished pc from HP or lenovo .some are ard $200 and source for a 2nd hand gpu like 750 ti. a reasonable gaming rig still capable of running newer games at medium setting in 1080p
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Old 16-02-2019, 09:46 PM   #12
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The Shield TV appears fast because it attempts to use the embedded GPU to accelerate most of the stuff it runs, such as media playback.

And even then it has limitations. Hardware circuits are always more inflexible than general purpose software processing. Don't be surprised it certain CPU-driven applications stutter badly on it.

And I still despise the shitty performance of ARM processor cores. Can't even compare to x86 Atom processors clock for clock.
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Old 19-02-2019, 10:52 AM   #13
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wah i will try this if i know earlier but is really good? I hear STV a lot of android apps not able to load directly, how troublesome for android box users? I will report this weekend.
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wah i will try this if i know earlier but is really good? I hear STV a lot of android apps not able to load directly, how troublesome for android box users? I will report this weekend.
This is really good.
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J4105 is more powerful than I3-2100.
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Old 19-02-2019, 09:36 PM   #15
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This is the current most bang for buck Mini-PC.
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Looks gd! Would you have an even cheaper model to recomd? If it's just for net surfing and 1080p YouTube?

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