The fact that Nvidia is updating its Shield TV hardware has already been
telegraphedvia an FCC filing
[https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-shield-tv-top-box-update-refresh,40028.html] , but a leak earlier today paints much more of a detailed picture. An Amazon
listing for a new Nvidia Shield Pro set-top streaming device went live briefly
before being taken down, showing a familiar hardware design and a new remote
control and listing some of the forthcoming feature updates new to this
generation of hardware.
The listing, captured by the eagle-eyedAndroid TV Rumors
[https://twitter.com/androidtv_rumor]and shared via Twitter, includes a $199.99
price point, specs that include 3GB of RAM, 2x USB ports, a new Nvidia Tegra X1+
chip and 16GB of on-board storage. In addition to the price, the Amazon listing
had a release date for the new hardware of October 28.
If thisAmazon [https://crunchbase.com/organization/amazon]page is accurate (and
it looks indeed like an official product page that one would expect from
Nvidia), the new Shield TV?s processor will be ?up to 25% faster than the
previous generation,? and will offer ?next-generation AI upscaling? for
improving the quality of HD video on 4K-capable displays.
It?ll offer support for Dolby Vision HDR, plus surround sound with Dolby Atmos
support, and provide ?the most 4K HDR content of any streaming media player.?
There?s also built-inGoogle [https://crunchbase.com/organization/google] Assistant support, which was offered on the existing hardware, and it?ll work
with Alexa for hands-free control.
> The updated @Nvisia [https://twitter.com/NVISIA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] Shield TV
is on https://t.co/er7yzgQKLY ?
Comes with Dolby Vison, new Tegra X1 + processorhttps://t.co/IXOFlEvVCS
? Android TV Rumors (@androidtv_rumor) October 17, 2019
[https://twitter.com/androidtv_rumor/status/1184847460109312000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] The feature photos for the listing show a new remote control, which has a
pyramid-like design, as well as a lot more dedicated buttons on the face.
There?s backlighting, and an IR blaster for TV control, as well as a ?built-in
lost remote locator? according to the now-removed Amazon page.
This Amazon page certainly paints a comprehensive picture of what to expect, and
it looks like a compelling update to be sure. The listing is gone now, however,
so stay tuned to find out if this is indeed the real thing, and if this updated
streamer will indeed be available soon.
UPDATE:Yet another Nvidia leak followed the first, this time through retailer
[https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/17/20919609/nvidia-shield-tv-tube-leaked-features-dolby-vision-newegg] ). This is different, however, and features a Shield TV device (no ?Pro? in the
name) that has almost all the same specs, but a much smaller design that
includes a microSD card, and seems to have half the amount of on-board storage
(8GB versus 16GB) and a retail price of around $150.