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2019 Shield TV vs. 2015 Shield TV vs. 2017 Shield TV

29 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Nvidia has launched two upgraded Shield TV boxes so how do they compare to the previous versions? Here is a features chart.

2019 Shield TV vs. old Shields

2019 Shield Pro2019 Shield2017 Shield2015 Shield Pro
DesignBoxCylindricalBoxBox
ChipTegra X1+Tegra X1+Tegra X1Tegra X1
RAM3GB2GB3GB3GB
Storage16GB8GB16GB500GB
Resolution4K604K604K604K60
HDRHDR10 + Dolby VisionHDR10 + Dolby VisionHDR10HDR10
Dolby AtmosDecode + passthroughDecode + passthroughPassthrough onlyPassthrough only
DTS:XPassthrough onlyPassthrough onlyPassthrough onlyPassthrough only
OS (at launch)Android TV 9Android TV 9Android TV 7Android TV 5
OS (current)Android TV 9Android TV 9Android TV 9Android TV 9
HDMI version2.0b2.0b2.0b2.0b
Upscaling"AI""AI"StandardStandard
CodecsHEVC, VP9HEVC, VP9HEVC, VP9HEVC, VP9
RemoteBacklitBacklitStandardStandard
Netflix buttonUnfortunately, yesUnfortunately, yesThank god, noThank god, no
Game controllerOptionalOptionalBundledBundled
Controller supportPS4 / Xbox / Shield / othersPS4 / Xbox / Shield / others? / Shield / others? / Shield / others
WiFiWiFi 5 (ac)WiFi 5 (ac)WiFi 5 (ac)WiFi 5 (ac)
Bluetooth5.05.04.14.1
USBYes (3.0)NoYes (3.0)Yes (3.0)
microSDNoYesNoYes
More information can be found in our article here or on Nvidia.com.



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