The fan-favorite Nvidia Shield TV transmission box will soon receive a new update in the form of Nvidia Shield TV Pro, which will bring a faster Tegra X1 + processor and a new remote control, according to an Amazon list now eliminated that revealed that the new product a few days ahead of an apparent release date October 28 through 9to5Google .
Visually, Shield TV Pro is identical to the updated Shield TV 2017: same design, same dimensions, same ports, same optional support. Even the specifications are very much the same; There is still 16 GB of flash storage and 3 GB of RAM. But Nvidia is making two major changes here: a new Tegra X1 + processor that replaces the standard X1 chip in the previous model, which promises it is "up to 25% faster."
There is also a new remote control included, with a strange triangular design, motion-activated backlit buttons, a built-in remote control locator and simply more buttons for media control (including a customizable menu button).
As part of the update, the new Shield TV Pro also marks some more boxes for content: it is now compatible with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, in addition to Dolby Atmos (which was also compatible with the old Shield TV) And the new processor enables what Nvidia calls "AI Upscaling", which according to the company offers "clearer, clearer video, improved at 4K resolution in real time".
And like the old Nvidia Shield TV, still being able to use Shield TV Pro as a Plex media server, a SmartThings center, a Chromecast 4K device and control it with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It will also run Android TV, which means that the same wide variety of applications and games will be available, as will Nvidia's GeForce Now game streaming service.
According to the Amazon list, the Nvidia Shield TV Pro will cost $ 199.99 and will be released on October 28.