NVIDIA decided to raise the bar on capabilities of media players, announced today the newest generation of multimedia set-top box TV SHIELD – the SHIELD and the TV SHIELD TV Pro.
Presents gadgets are equipped with a brand-new Tegra processor X1+, which is 25% faster than its predecessor, and enable Dolby Vision for high-quality pictures and Dolby Atmos for the sound. The computational capabilities of the new processor significantly improves the image quality on the screen through the use of AI to scale HD video to 4K.
The SHIELD TV Console packaged in a compact small housing. This media player is equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet and wifi interfaces for fast data transfer.
SHIELD TV Pro externally similar to the highly popular model of the past generation, however, she got more memory and two USB ports to run Plex Media Server and connect the drives and other USB devices.
Both models are equipped with a completely revamped remote control, powered by two AAA batteries, which has backlit buttons and a motion sensor, a built-in device search remote and microphone for voice search.
SHIELD, based on the Android OS TV provides access to more than 500,000 films and programs to more than 5,000 apps and games through Google Play. Google now allows you to quickly find entertainment, to manage smart devices and get answers on the screen using voice queries. Now the SHIELD supports and routine operation – i.e. with one command Google to perform multiple tasks.
Dolby Vision makes the image more vivid and juicy — featuring high brightness, contrast, color and detail of the image in the films becomes deeper and more natural. This technology can transmit previously unavailable colors with high contrast where the light areas 40 times lighter and the dark is 10 times darker.
Dolby Atmos creates a powerful mobile sound, providing precise positioning and movement throughout the space. Instead of audio channels, Dolby Atmos works with sound objects – any sound, followed by metadata about its position in three-dimensional space. This allows you to play audio with pinpoint accuracy, providing a remarkably clean, crisp and versatile sound that fills the whole room.
In Addition to the built-in Assistant Google and Amazon Echo, users of the device will be able to apply the scaling on the basis of AI (AI upscaling) to broadcast HD content. Trained deep neural networks scaling technology allows owners of the SHIELD to watch 720p and 1080p videos in 4K resolution.
Both devices SHIELD allow you to play advanced Android games and support the GeForce cloud gaming NOW available to the Russian users of the service GFN.RU. GFN.RU compatible with popular services for digital distribution of PC games and supports over hundreds of popular in Russia and in the world of free and paid games, including Fortnite, War Thunder, Warface, World of Tanks, "Metro: Exodus", etc.
SHIELD TV and the TV SHIELD Pro is available in the online store of NVIDIA. The cost of a set of SHIELD TV + remote control will amount to 13 990 rubles. Set of SHIELD TV Pro (3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory) with remote control available at a price of 17 590 rubles.