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not AT B&H better price without TAX . . .
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This has both remote controller and joystick fyi
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$169.57 after tax at Amazon with one day shipping (Dec 19th) for me.

$169 without tax, delivery by Dec 21 from B&H.
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What's the fascination with this device.
Can't most TVs just accomplish the streaming nowadays?
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What's the fascination with this device.
Can't most TVs just accomplish the streaming nowadays?
The chipset in the nVidia is far superior to anything in a smart TV. Plus, it runs Android, a lot more flexible and a lot more options for apps and video games.
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The chipset in the nVidia is far superior to anything in a smart TV. Plus, it runs Android, a lot more flexible and a lot more options for apps and video games.
There are no details on the web site on Amazon about the chip-set or the graphics capabilities on the nVidia. What graphics PC card is this equivalent to?
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There are no details on the web site on Amazon about the chip-set or the graphics capabilities on the nVidia. What graphics PC card is this equivalent to?
To give you an idea, it is the same chipset that powers the Nintendo Switch.

I love mine and want to buy a second one, but there is no immediate need even though the functionality of my Nexus players seem to be dying a slow death
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showing 169 when adding to cart
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When I add it to the cart it shows $169 for me.
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When I add it to the cart it shows $169 for me.
Yeah, price has gone up by $10 now.
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The chipset in the nVidia is far superior to anything in a smart TV. Plus, it runs Android, a lot more flexible and a lot more options for apps and video games.
It runs Android TV, not Android, big difference... apps like Showbox, Popcorn Time, streamio have to be side-loaded and are not in the App Store. once they're side-loaded, there is the high probability that the included remote will not be compatible with those apps. Requiring you to purchase an additional input device like a wireless LED backlit mini keyboard. those can be had for 8 bucks on eBay so it's not a big deal. But I don't like the fact that I can't Taylor the experience and my choices are limited in regards to apps. most people will say that it's a much more clean and user-friendly experience which is fine, to each his own. I like something more like the H96 Max or maybe a Yundoo Y8 4gb models of course.

I watched a YouTube video of a blogger or columnist go to Shenzhen China and visited with a company. This company manufactures smart phones tablets and related. There you are able to basically design whatever product of related topic you like. They have entities there that can help you with the design and initial build, finally reaching a final product through the process. the lady show the finished product which was a smartphone and the cost was around 60 to $80. I'm thinking to seek out that company or one similar in that area and try to find out the cost to build the ultimate Android streaming and gaming box. I have a funny feeling I will produce a Thoroughbred winner, since I'm very finicky with tech.

Basically the reason why I want to do this is because several years have passed. Every single damn Android box that I have watched reviews on, always has corners being cut! either the review or points out slow or spotty WiFi, glitchy SOC or motherboard. overheating issues that inevitably affect performance. using DDR3 instead of faster 4gb's of ddr4 Ram, 16 or 32 gigabytes of storage instead of 64 or 128. better than that, also including a sata 3 hard drive slot. last but not least a processor that puts the Nvidia Shield to shame, or at least matches it in performance. I would even go as far as to include an HD webcam possibly 3-megapixel for video chat Etc. 4 USB 3.0 ports and a type c port.

over the last several years we have seen products that have some of these features mentioned above. There is an Android TV box on the market that actually does have a webcam built into it. there are several Android boxes that have hard drive slots. there are some Android TV boxes that use the latest 3399 processor but suffer from thermal issues, as well as the need for firmware updates.

I might even go as far as to want to use something like the Helio x.25 or whatever the latest Helio chip is. that way I would be able to include a Sim slot, built-in GPS all that bologna. it would be kind of interesting if you were able to run off of Lte especially if you have unlimited data like I do. also I would include terrestrial and satellite tuners for a hybrid TV box experience. the hard drive slot would also serve as to allow DVR capabilities.

I have not seen anyone put a product like what I just described out on the market. if anyone thinks it's Overkill think again. just remember when the Motorola Razr first came out. Even though it's a piece of garbage everybody including me owned one at one time or another. when the first original Galaxy Note hit the market people in the industry thought it was going to fail. They thought that the masses would not take on to that form factor. how wrong they were lol

so who knows, after all is said and done. This thing might cost the price of the Nvidia Shield TV pro, or possibly more. but wow what a piece of Hardware this would be if it came out the way I have it in my mind. and we all know the technology is there.

I did some Googling and found the article I was referring to. It was actually the Wall Street Journal that went and built their own smartphone in China for 70 bucks.

http://www.wsj.com/video/how-to-b...EAD30.html
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It runs Android TV, not Android, big difference...
Yes, but you can still sideload apps on it.
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What's the fascination with this device.
Can't most TVs just accomplish the streaming nowadays?
Show me a TV or another streaming device that passes 7.1/Atmos.
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Darn I was just about to buy one too. Missed the sale.
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