Nvidia Shield Tv- Owners Thread!!

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For very few songs YouTube in shield is supporting 5.1 after the latest update but quality is pathetic
 

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How to unlock GeForce now in India?
The service is not officially available in India. If you still want to check it out, there are a lot of youtube videos/articles explaining the process using a VPN. I tried playing Witcher 3 via their cloud streaming service but there was a noticeable lag(100mbps connection). Not a good experience.
 

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I already have a 2tb external powered HDD, will check it out this week. I just watched a 3 gb file which had no issues even after I paused for 10 min.
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I have ordered a zidoo z9x, there is a lot of advise that for locally stored files this is a better option, and also the picture quality etc. are better, so I am curious.
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I have ordered a zidoo z9x, there is a lot of advise that for locally stored files this is a better option, and also the picture quality etc. are better, so I am curious.
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It's a good purchase. Iam using zidooz10pro .
 

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It's a good purchase. Iam using zidooz10pro .
How is the zidoo built in media player? The biggest issue I have with the nvidia is the fact that it does not have a built in media player - we have to rely on Kodi etc. IMO both don't synergize very well. It would have been better if Nvidia developed their own media player.
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How is the zidoo built in media player? The biggest issue I have with the nvidia is the fact that it does not have a built in media player - we have to rely on Kodi etc. IMO both don't synergize very well. It would have been better if Nvidia developed their own media player.
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Once set i think kodi is a fantastic player, you have issues after initial setup?
 

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Once set i think kodi is a fantastic player, you have issues after initial setup?
I don't think the issue is with kodi per se. It has more to do with the interface with the hardware of the unit it's running on. For example: Nvidia shield has its own setting on fps - then kodi has its fps setting. One can try auto but many times I have noticed lags/dropouts etc. Same for color/gamma etc. I feel these issues are causing picture quality issues which lead to frustration in user experience. Anyways it is just my opinion at present, I will get the the zidoo unit and try it out and then pass a verdict.
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I have ordered a zidoo z9x, there is a lot of advise that for locally stored files this is a better option, and also the picture quality etc. are better, so I am curious.
Cheers,
Sid
I don't have experience with the Shield, but the Zidoo Z9X is stellar. I bought one earlier this year for purely local file playback and I'm very happy with it. The upscaling and Dolby Vision playback from even 720p movies is really good (on a 55" TV). The thing is, don't count on it for streaming at all.
 

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I don't think the issue is with kodi per se. It has more to do with the interface with the hardware of the unit it's running on. For example: Nvidia shield has its own setting on fps - then kodi has its fps setting. One can try auto but many times I have noticed lags/dropouts etc. Same for color/gamma etc. I feel these issues are causing picture quality issues which lead to frustration in user experience. Anyways it is just my opinion at present, I will get the the zidoo unit and try it out and then pass a verdict.
Cheers,
Sid
Further to this, today I finally set up my media PC with a nvidia GTX 1050Ti card. Using Jriver MC26 as the player with Red october HQ settings the picture quality on stored files is miles ahead of the shield with Kodi player. HDR is so much better, brightness. contrast, color saturation etc. Looking forward to the Zidoo now.
I will use shield only for streaming now.
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Further to this, today I finally set up my media PC with a nvidia GTX 1050Ti card. Using Jriver MC26 as the player with Red october HQ settings the picture quality on stored files is miles ahead of the shield with Kodi player. HDR is so much better, brightness. contrast, color saturation etc. Looking forward to the Zidoo now.
I will use shield only for streaming now.
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Sid
Have you experimented madvr. It gave excellent results when I tested it in my system.Looking forward on your feedback on zidoo vs shield.
 

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Have you experimented madvr. It gave excellent results when I tested it in my system.Looking forward on your feedback on zidoo vs shield.
Yes I am currently working with Jriver mc 26 and Madvr settings. So far Jriver's red October HQ for Madvr seems to be the best simply because I haven't tried all the options on Madvr. There are just too many things to tweak, and TBH one will need some kind of feedback device like a spyder
https://spyderx.datacolor.com/blog/how-to-calibrate-a-front-projector/, very difficult to do it subjectively.
Maybe down the road I will do this, but right now RO HQ in Jriver is miles ahead of the shield.
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Sid
 

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Yes I am currently working with Jriver mc 26 and Madvr settings. So far Jriver's red October HQ for Madvr seems to be the best simply because I haven't tried all the options on Madvr. There are just too many things to tweak, and TBH one will need some kind of feedback device like a spyder
https://spyderx.datacolor.com/blog/how-to-calibrate-a-front-projector/, very difficult to do it subjectively.
Maybe down the road I will do this, but right now RO HQ in Jriver is miles ahead of the shield.
Cheers,
Sid
Display also plays a major part. Mine is an oled and it already has good tone mapping so the difference was clearly noticeable but was not miles ahead of the shield in my setup. Also i find a HTPC highly inconvenient compared to a media player. Well anyways lets not talk to much about madvr and i am also in a dilemma to switch to zidoo. Planning to get zidoo9x so looking forward for your feedback
 
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