Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th May 2018 22:11 UTC
Android

Big news for those of you who have NVIDIA Shield TV - which, by the way, is the only Android TV box you should consider right now. The Android 8.0 Oreo update (which brings it up to the latest major version of Android) is available starting today.

This'll bring along a major update to the user interface. You'll get new sections along the left side of the screen, with your favorite apps (customizable, of course), play next (where what you've been watching and playing recently will appear) and channels (which is what apps are now called, sort of).

In addition, Amazon Prime Video will get a major refresh, Plex Media Service is improved, and a whole bunch more.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is a device with a what I guess is a small, but very dedicated fanbase. I'm always tempted to buy one to see what all the fuss is about.

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Comment by jmorgannz
by jmorgannz on Fri 25th May 2018 07:45 UTC
jmorgannz
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2017-11-05

While these things look gorgeous, I've been through so many Android devices for use as TV boxes, and none of them ever work right for everything.

I gave up on Android for use as a TV box and got one of these. (link below)
Haven't looked back since. Works great for everything I throw at it.

http://www.dx.com/p/guleek-gpc-intel-z8300-win10-smart-super-pc-2gb...

Granted, I doubt it could decode 4k

Edited 2018-05-25 07:46 UTC

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RE: Comment by jmorgannz
by Morgan on Fri 25th May 2018 17:16 in reply to "Comment by jmorgannz"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Granted, I doubt it could decode 4k


I don't see why not, Intel's Cherry Trail graphics engine can do up to 4Kp30 as far as I know. You should give it a whirl with the 2D 4K versions of this video:

http://bbb3d.renderfarming.net/download.html

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RE: Comment by jmorgannz
by Yoko_T on Mon 28th May 2018 17:08 in reply to "Comment by jmorgannz"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

While these things look gorgeous, I've been through so many Android devices for use as TV boxes, and none of them ever work right for everything.

I gave up on Android for use as a TV box and got one of these. (link below)
Haven't looked back since. Works great for everything I throw at it.

http://www.dx.com/p/guleek-gpc-intel-z8300-win10-smart-super-pc-2gb...

Granted, I doubt it could decode 4k


What's on TV that's actually worth buying a 4k set for?

Answer:Nothing.

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