New NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro might have Dolby Vision (Huzzah!)

I love my SHIELD TVs. They are brilliant in a way that the HTPC just never quite got to (despite my best efforts). But, that’s not to say that the current device is perfect. With the most glaring feature miss, besides automatic refresh rate changing, being the lack of Dolby Vision (aka, the better HDR) support. Well, it looks like Amazon has let it slip that the rumored next iteration will be $200 and support Dolby Vision. Along with that, it will also have a faster processor, and better upscaling support. Assuming all of this is true, just let me know where the line starts…

The Amazon listing (now removed) gives us tons of details about the SHIELD TV Pro. This is the device that was codenamed “mdarcy.” Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra X1+ chip, it claims to be 25% faster than previous generations. This is the same chip found in the new Nintendo Switch. The older SHIELD TVs have started to feel a little sluggish, and this new Pro model should be a modest improvement. The SHIELD TV Pro also has AI-enhanced upscaling to go from HD to 4K.

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