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Nvidia ShieldThe Nvidia Shield offers gamers an affordable, high-performance set-top box that combines the best of Android TV and Nvidia's own GRID online gaming service.
Hi I'm **** Ngo for CNET dot com, and I'm giving you a first look at the Nvidia Shield. This is a 199 set pop streaming box that debuts in May. It can handle. Everything [INAUDIBLE]. You can think about any kind of streaming box you might have, this one is like that except on steroids. Has the NVIDIA Tigra X1 processor built into it. It also has a HDMI output that can handle up to 4K, 60 frames per second output. You got two USB ports here. You got gigabit ethernet. You got the little power adapter here. You, USB and a microSD expansion card slot. Has 16 gigabytes of storage baked into it, but you can expand that with that memory card slot. Now it is Nvidia, so beyond just doing streaming, media content, and it uses the Android TV operating system to do that. You also got lot's of gaming features built into this. So you've got Invidia's own grid streaming game service which is based into this paying a monthly fee you can get access to a stream. A whole lot of video games be they. Android games, console games, P.C. games. A lot of different content being brought that you can stream. Four free with a monthly fee. Then there's grid download content that you can do where you can get high end P.C. games that you can stream up to 1080 p. 60 frame per second streaming. And you can use that, you can use this box for that as well. Then, of course, like any of the other SHIELD devices out there, you can also stream PC games locally to the device, so that you can play your PC tower that's in the back of your house. You can play that up in the front of your house on your main TV, streaming it using the NVIDIA SHIELD. For the 199 price it also comes with a game controller. This connects to the video shield using wi-fi direct very low [UNKNOWN] You can connect up to four of these controllers to one video shield. You can also have the option of buying a more television style remote control, that has a little mike button here for activating Google Voice control so that you can speak into the remote. There's a mike input on the remote. And it has a nice little slider function here, a little capacitive slider. There's no pricing on this yet, but it's available. Another cool thing that I like about both the gaming control that comes with it or the optional more TV-style remote control is that they both have headphone jacks. For that you can plug in a pair of headphones and listen to your content, on headphones, without annoying the people around you. The also both have microphones built into them, so they'll both work with Google's voice controls. All right, so there you go, that is the InVida Shield, again due out in May for a base price $199. An exciting entry into the world of streaming media boxes. If you really want a lot of power out of your streaming media box, this is gonna deliver that. Also it's a great android experience for your TV. For cnet.com, I'm Donald Bell giving you that first look at the Nvidia Shield.