Both Amazon and Walmart dropped the price of the NVIDIA Shield player to $139.99. This is by far the most powerful device for any cord cutter. In addition to streaming all possible standards addition of the USB tuner can turn it into an OTA DVR with no subscription fees. It is also possible to run Plex server on it, classic game emulators, etc. etc.
All in all a great deal.
Here are the highlights from the Amazon page for those interested:
- World Class Performance – Blazing fast and versatile enough to be a streamer, game console, media server, and smart home hub. Fully customizable, SHIELD continues to evolve and get smarter with new features.
- 4K HDR Home Theater – Enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality, immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound pass-through, and the most 4K entertainment.
Unlimited Entertainment – Apps for all the movies, TV shows, games, and music you dream of. Cord cutting apps. Chromecast apps. View Google photos and search for entertainment with simple voice commands.
- Google and Amazon Ecosystems – The Google Assistant, Google Play Movies and Music, and works with Google Home. Alexa controls SHIELD hands-free with Amazon Echo, plus Prime Video and Amazon Music.
- Smart Home Ready – Control smart devices such as lights, thermostats, and cameras with your voice and set convenient schedules with the Google Assistant and SmartThings Link (sold separately).