What’s up guys Chigz here from ChigzTech Reviews.
Today I’ve got my hands on the latest 2019 Nvidia Shield TV Pro.
That’s right people this is the second GEN 2019 model.
Well let’s jump straight into it.
inside the box you will find Quick Start guide, UK power adapterbut they also supplied a very convenient European adapter should you need it sowe’ve got the same type of adapter the same connection as we’ve seen in theprevious generations and the newly designed remote control which is quitereminiscent to a chocolate bar which I’m quite fond of the remote itself feelsvery slim now you do have a microphone built-in for your voice search you’veactually got motion activated backlit buttons it’s got bluetooth connectivityand an IR blaster for control of volume and power of your television so yesyou’ll be able to control your TV your sound bars or receivers with this remotenow the remote control is actually powered by two double-a batteries and ifyou’re wondering how to open the remote you just slide downwards and there yougo and the batteries are already installed ready to use and you actuallyget good quality Duracell batteries now I was quite surprised to see that noHDMI cable was included in the package and last but certainly not least whatI’ve been waiting for all year the new Nvidia shield TV and guess what guys itlooks exactly the same as the old 2017 model let’s just do a side-by-side so onthe Left we have the 2017 model and on the right we have the brand spanking new2019 model you can see that they’re exactly the same design on the top justone looks newer than the other now put the new model on top you can see sameventilations same grooves and curves on the sides and again on the back you’vegot your vents 2 USB 3 ports each HDMI out a Gigabit LAN and your power socketand on the side there is nothing so you can see we have an identical design tothe 2017 model but what is the difference between them well the mostsignificant difference is the new model has the Tegra x1 plus and the old 2017model has the Tegra x1 so the new model has an upgraded CPU which is supposed togive you 25% faster performance than the previous gen and not only that you alsoget an upgraded Bluetooth version 5 for better connectivity and that is prettymuch it everything else is exactly the same so you have the same three gigs ofram 16 gigs of internal storage dual band Wi-Fi AC with dual antennas you geta Gigabit LAN with 2 USB 3 ports chromecast 4k is built-in and of coursesupport for Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos sound now once we are in the mood ofcomparing we may as well compare the remote controls as well so here they areside by side 2017 model on the Left 2019 model on the right so you can see asignificant difference between the remote controls in the size the feel andthe functionality so we’ve got a much more advanced remote included in the newmodel which I’m definitely looking forward to testing out so without anyfurther ado I’m going to get this hooked up to my TV and catch a card and we areindeed going to find out exactly how good the new Tegra x1 plus performs I’llbe right back so first of all I run a boot up speed test and this TV box tookjust over 56 seconds to fully load the home screen from a cold start and hereis the home screen for this TV box and this is Google’s official licensedAndroid TV OS version 9 so in the top left corner you have your voice searchicons and on the far left you have your settings and your local time thereafterthe first row of icons are your favorite apps and you can customize the row toshow your favorite apps in the order you want if you click on the apps icon itwill take you to your app drawer showing you all the default apps that areavailable on the system as standard and there are only a few apps to begin withbut you do have access the Google Play Store which is theAndroid TV version so not the full version so limited to Android TV appsonly but you can of course side load any Android app you like and it worksabsolutely fine the next row of icons is a featuredsection for NVIDIA games showing you what the latest titles you can playthere after you’ve got your featured section for Netflix YouTube Amazon Primevideo BBC iPlayer Google Play Movies and so on so forthand finally at the bottom you have your customized channel option where you canrearrange your home screen to suit you and you’re watching lifestyle now let’squickly check out the main settings and go straight to device preferences andselect system storage info so this box has 16 gigs of internal storage fromwhich you have 11 gigs free to use now if we have a quick looking about youwill see that we are running Android TV OS version 9 PI so here is a quick lookat some of the new features now the first one is AI upscaling and here arethe different options that you can play around with in this section next one isCEC power control giving you a lot more options and also the ability to controlyour TV with the actual shield remote so onto the tests let’s begin with 4kvideos from a USB Drive and we are going to do this with the Kodi Media Playernow Cody is not installed by default so we’re going to test out the voice searchfunction and actually find Cody from the Play Store so here we go I’m pressingthe microphone button and I’m going to speak into it search for Cody mediaplayer and I’m pleased to say it has found thelatest version of Cody so I’m gonna go ahead and download and install thatright now and we’re gonna begin playing 4k video samples from a USB Drive sofirst of all we are testing the 4k high bitrate jellyfish demo and this one is160 megabits per second and playback is smooth as expected I also tested out the180 megabits per second jellyfish demo and that also played back very nice andsmooth and finally the 400 megabits per second file also played backed verysmooth so high bitrate 4k files will play absolutely fine on this box so moving on now to the YouTubeperformance test and you can stream a maximum of 4k at 60 frames per second onYouTube we have 15 minutes Richard we’re not just black with cops – we pullourselves over later what am I doing hereyou begin on a second chance you have an army inside you they callthem so that brings us to the Netflix test and this box supports Netflix 4kHDR with Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos support Tom Cruise equivalent of Indiaso that those two things and you can also stream up to 4k on Amazon Primevideo so moving on now to the gaming testbeginning with bomb squad now along with Android games you alsogot access to Nvidia games and there is actually a free section so all of thesegames are actually completely free to play so you don’t actually have todownload the game you’re streaming and playing it directly off of Nvidia server you can also play games from yourexisting steam library and again the game gets downloaded remotely – Nvidiaserver and it takes like less than three minutes to download a 50 gigabyte gameand the game is then streamed directly to your screen for you to enjoy watchingTriple H I think about his rivalry with Lesnar breaking Triple H’s arm twiceputting mr.
McMahon his father-in-law in the hospital nothing but bad blood thatto get the broken bones and injured waterWrestleMania 29 to pelagic risked his entire career as a competitor in a noholds barred match one of the best rivalries in our sport so for your advanced users DRM infoshows Google Widevine level 1 and here is cpu-z where you can check out theclock speeds and you can see this is running the nvidia tegra there’s no signof a+ it’s a quad-core cpu which is clocked at 2.
0 one gigahertz furthermoreyou do have Android version 9 and the Box does not come rooted as standard nowin the Wi-Fi speed test we’ve got download speeds of 65 and upload speedsof 15 megabits per second now here is where things get interesting the Nvidiashield 2019 is advertised as having the Tegra x1 plus CPU which gives apparentlya 25% better performance while I did run numerous system information appsincluding CPU Z dev info and ADA 64 and here is a comparison between the 2019model versus the 2017 model and over here you can see the CPU information andto my surprise they are exactly the same you have the same clock speeds sameassociate code name everything to do with the CPU has been detected as beingthe same specs now if we have a look at the system information page the onlydifference I can see is the 2019 model is called M Darcy and the 2017 model iscalled just Darcy even both state Bluetooth for plus now the 2017 modelhas Bluetooth 4.
1 and the new 2019 model has supposedly Bluetooth version 5 thenwhy does both systems show exactly the same information so that brings us toour benchmarks beginning with a Geekbench multi score of 4 2 4 3 and inthe antutu benchmark test we achieved 238 K and to confirm my suspicions Ialso ran the ante to test on the 2017 model and here are the resultsside-by-side so what does this mean while both devices perform more or lessthe same according to both Geekbench and antutu scores the performance of the new2019 model is basically one percent better than the 2017 model and inreal time usage you would just not see the difference furthermore if the 2019model truly was 25% faster as they claim then we should expect at least an auntyto score of 50k more on the 2019 model and this is clearly not the case so thatbrings us to the top Android TV box chart of 2019 showing you the latest TVboxes and seeing how they compare with each other and as you can see the 2019Nvidia shield TV Pro has taken position 1 on this chart with a rating of 10 outof 10 now you can view the full versions of all my charts online at chick’s techcomm and read them at your leisure so there you have it guys that was the new2019 Nvidia shield TV pro so here are my thoughts on this TV box this is a greatall-around Android TV box performance is fast just like the previous generationalthough I can’t say it’s any faster AI image upscaling will upscale a lowerresolution video and make it look like 4k and it does do a pretty good job ofit I also love the new remote control is very responsive and having those extrabuttons feels like a reward from Nvidia now all the other features are the sameas last year’s model you have chromecast 4k ge force now game stream superb 4kvideo playback from YouTube Netflix Amazon Prime video Disney Plus GooglePlay video and the list goes on this also supports 4k gaming Dolby vision andAtmos is supported on Netflix Amazon Prime and Disney Plus gaming isabsolutely amazing with access to hundreds of triple-a titles including afree game streaming section which I demonstrated earlier on and you can alsoplay your existing Steam library now there is no doubt Nvidia shield TV Prois still the best TV box money can buy but I have a few questions that needanswering while looking at the specs in numerous system information apps and Iwas comparing both generations you have exactly the same specs all benchmarktests including antutu and Geekbench gave very similar resultsreal-time usage was also exactly the same so why is NVIDIA stating a 25%better performance the more important question why call it a Tegra x1 plusprocessor when every single app are used shows exactly the same CPU same clockspeed same SOC name as the 2017 model too manythings don’t add up here and I’m even questioning whether this is reallybluetooth version 5 to me it looks like NVIDIA has packaged up the existing 2017model added a few make-believe features and gave it a new remote control to sellthis as a new product they have also taken away the game controller and theHDMI cable giving us less overall value for our money bottom line this iswithout any doubt still the best Android TV box in the world this is fullylicensed by Google so everything works as it should you have flawless 4kplayback in nearly every option possible furthermore if you’ve never owned anNvidia shield TV then I suggest you pick one up right away as you’re certainlymissing out on the best TV box experience possible now if you alreadyhave the existing Nvidia shield TV then definitely don’t buy this new onethinking you will get an upgrade as it is exactly the same product as theprevious generation same performance and all but of course you get the new remotecontrol and no game controller or HDMI cable included also I highly recommendyou pick up the 2017 version while you still canit’s priced only 179 and it comes with a remote and game controller and HDMIcable and in the near future you should be able to buy the new remote controlwhen it becomes available separately and with that being said I will leave thelinks in the description so you guys can check this product out let me know whatyou guys think of the new model are you surprised at what Nvidia have done withthe Tegra plus processor do you feel slightly cheated if you’ve alreadybought this box let me know in the comments below what your findings are ifyou have picked this box up meanwhile thank you so much for watchingand I hope you all have a brilliant day I see you guys in the next one.