NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Specs: How The 2019 Players Compare To SHIELD TV (2017)

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NVIDIA has two new SHIELD TV models for 2019. These are the all-new NVIDIA SHIELD TV and the SHIELD TV Pro. Here we'll go over the specs for both models and see how they compare to the 2017 SHIELD TV.

Both of these devices represent the next generation SHIELD TV and both come running on Android TV.

Of the two, the all-new model is the more interesting, but the SHIELD TV Pro is the more powerful.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro specs

The latest SHIELD TV does not differ too much from the 2017 model but does come with upgrades in the right places.

Here's the full SHIELD TV Pro specs list.

RAM3GB
SoCNVIDIA Tegra X1+
Storage16GB
Video4K, Dolby Vision HDR, AI upscaling
AudioDolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus
RemoteBluetooth connectivity, IR blaster, Voice search, Motion-activated backlit buttons, Built-in lost remote locator, Replaceable AAA batteries
Voice AssistantGoogle Assistant built-in, Works with Alexa
Connectivity802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Chromecast 4K built-in
Ports2 x USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, Power
Dimensions3.58 inches (9.8cm) x 6.26 inches (15.9cm) x 1.02 inches (2.593mm)
WeightHeight: 3.58 in / 9.8cm, Width: 6.26 in / 15.9cm, Depth: 1.02 in / 2.593cm
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Price$199.99
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SHIELD TV Pro (2019) compared to the SHIELD TV (2017)

If you're wondering how the new model stacks up against the previous model then here's a quick look at the specs of the two side by side.

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SHIELD TV Pro (2019)SHIELD TV (2017)
RAM3GB3GB
SoCNVIDIA Tegra X1+NVIDIA Tegra X1
Storage16GB16GB (expandable via USB)
Video4K
Dolby Vision HDR
AI upscaling
4K HDR playback at 60 FPS (H.265/HEVC)
4K playback at 60 FPS (VP8, VP9, H.264, MPEG1/2)
1080p playback at 60 FPS (H.263, MJPEG, MPEG4, WMV9/VC1)
AudioDolby Atmos
Dolby Digital Plus
High-resolution up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB
Dolby Atmos (pass-through), Dolby TrueHD (pass-through), DTS-X, and DTS-HD (pass-through)
RemoteBluetooth connectivity
IR blaster
Voice search
Replaceable AAA batteries
Motion-activated backlit buttons
Built-in lost remote locator
Bluetooth connectivity
IR blaster
Voice search
Replaceable coin cell batteries
Voice AssistantGoogle Assistant built-in
Works with Alexa
Google Assistant built-in
Works with Alexa
Connectivity802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
Chromecast 4K built-in
802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
Chromecast built-in
Ports2x USB 3.0 (Type A)
Gigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0
2x USB 3.0 (Type A)
Gigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and CEC support
Dimensions Height: 3.58 in / 9.8cm
Width: 6.26 in / 15.9cm
Depth: 1.02 in / 2.593cm
Height: 3.86 in / 9.8cm
Width: 6.26 in / 15.9cm
Depth: 1.02 in / 2.593cm
Dimensions (Remote)Height: 6.10 in / 15.5 cm
Width: 1.24 in / 3.14 cm
Height: 5.67 in / 14.396 cm
Width: 1.42 in / 3.616 cm
Depth: .362 in / .921 cm
Weight4.83 oz / 137 g8.8 oz / 250 g
OSAndroid 9 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo (upgraded to Android 9 Pie)
Price$199.99179.99
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All-new NVIDIA SHIELD TV

Along with the Pro model, NVIDIA now has a cheaper version with a more compact tube design.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019)

The "all-new NVIDIA SHIELD TV" (2019) is designed to be a more discrete solution but still offer a similar SHIELD experience.

Here's how the all-new SHIELD TV (2019) compares to the SHIELD TV Pro (2019).

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SHIELD TV (2019)SHIELD TV Pro (2019)
RAM2GB3GB
SoCNVIDIA Tegra X1+NVIDIA Tegra X1+
Storage8GB16GB
Video4K
Dolby Vision HDR
AI upscaling
4K
Dolby Vision HDR
AI upscaling
AudioDolby Atmos
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital Plus
RemoteBluetooth connectivity
IR blaster
Voice search
Replaceable AAA batteries
Motion-activated backlit buttons
Built-in lost remote locator
Bluetooth connectivity
IR blaster
Voice search
Replaceable AAA batteries
Motion-activated backlit buttons
Built-in lost remote locator
Voice AssistantGoogle Assistant built-in
Works with Alexa
Google Assistant built-in
Works with Alexa
Connectivity802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
Chromecast 4K built-in
802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
Chromecast 4K built-in
PortsMicroSD
Gigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0
2x USB 3.0 (Type A)
Gigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0
DimensionsHeight: 1.57 in
Width: 1.57 in
Depth: 6.50 in
 Height: 3.58 in / 9.8cm
Width: 6.26 in / 15.9cm
Depth: 1.02 in / 2.593cm
Dimensions (Remote)Height: 6.10 in / 15.5 cm
Width: 1.24 in / 3.14 cm
Height: 6.10 in / 15.5 cm
Width: 1.24 in / 3.14 cm
Weight4.83 oz8.8 oz / 250 g
OSAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
Price$149.99$199.99
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