NVIDIA unveiled two new Shield models powered by the company’s Tegra X1+ processor that delivers up to 25% more performance than its predecessor. All of this power is perfect for Dolby Vision, which provides ultra-vivid imagery, while Dolby Atmos offers extraordinary audio. That’s not all, the Tegra X1+ also improves picture quality by using AI to upscale HD video streams into 4K resolution. The cylindrical Shield TV boasts a slim, stealthy design that blends into entertainment centers, complete wth Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi for lightning-fast connectivity. More information.
The Shield TV Pro aims to take entertainment to the next level and is based on the previous generation’s iconic, sleek design. This model comes with additional memory / storage, two USB ports for running a Plex Media Server as well as connecting high-capacity hard drives or other USB devices. Both models come packaged with an all-new remote control, powered by two AAA batteries, that boasts motion-activated backlit buttons, a built-in lost remote locator and a microphone for voice search.
NVIDIA pushes the boundaries of how media and entertainment are consumed in the home. 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,” said Shalini Govil-Pai, senior director of Product Management for Android TV, at Google.