Nvidia begins certifying PCs and routers that meet Shield streaming standards

By Russ Boswell
Jan 6, 2014
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  1. Streaming from a PC to a handheld device can be a less-than rewarding experience if done using incompatible or substandard hardware. It already takes some impressive bandwidth to ensure that things run smoothly, so you can imagine how much firepower...

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  2. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 758   +116

    "Streaming from a PC to a handheld device"
    so some gamers are now preferring smaller screens? I'm asking this question since I don't believe in the potential of NVidia shield gaming platform.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,203   +521

    Does nVidia actually sell many of these overpriced things? Also adding the nVidia label to certain products is just an excuse to charge more for those products.
  4. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 79   +8

    It's an American product and not available in Europe. So the Hype flew over and I don't think anyone in my surrounding would be interested in this anymore...
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,363   +260

    Meh, they need to make a cheap set-top Box of this, I would love to get my hands in a Apple TV type device than can stream and connect Controllers to via Bluetooth, THAT I would be very interested in as I can then wirelessly stream my games to the front room TV and play games as at the moment I would need to make a very long HDMI cable and would just be a pain and trail through several rooms.
  6. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875   +93

    So you want something like a Shield, but more like a steam box, but not as expensive and not by nVidia... Or get a really long HDMI cable, I really don't recommend trying to make your own, and use pre existing wireless controllers. The ladder should be what your going for, HDMI cables can be had as long as 100 feet, wireless Bluetooth dongle and a ps3 controller, done. Oh plus a couple holes in your walls, it's what I did, except I passed my cables through the ceiling. It can be done for less than $100 and you can then use your Computer in the other room and not just play games, so in my opinion way more useful than this Shield gimmick.
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  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,727   +286

    If it could stream over wifi anywhere in the world, I would be interested. Im not even asking for 60FPS or HD, 30FPS with like 768p would still be cool. But this seems so utterly pointless over WAN.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,203   +521

    Your'e right. Come to think about I don't think it's available anywhere but USA. Not that I care, I never took any interest in it apart from the ripoff price.
  9. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 79   +8

    Well in the Netherlands it was a hype for a while but because it was never available to buy it flew over.


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