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InspiredOne
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Reading a fair amount about the NVIDIA Shield. Is anyone here using it? If so, how's it doing?

Thanks!
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Blade_Strike
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I will have mine today.. This will be the 6th android device I have tested and sounds like it will be the last. Not going to be an ipad air though
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I would REALLY like to know how the Nvidia fares.  My S 8.4 is good with some nice colors and resolution, but it lags sometime.  The battery doesn't last as long as I expected either.  I might return the S 8.4 if the Nvidia performs better in flying.
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Blade_Strike Posted at 2015-1-28 01:13
I will have mine today.. This will be the 6th android device I have tested and sounds like it will b ...

Thanks, Blade. Look forward to hearing what you have to say.
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I have an Nvidia Shield on my watch list. Looking forward to user comments. I watched a YouTube video where a number of Android devices were reviewed, and they gave the Shield the highest rating.
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Blade_Strike
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Charging mine now..
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InspiredOne
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Cool Will be interested in hearing what you think.
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I ordered one off the same video everyone else has seen. If nothing else, the one I got came with free copies of two Half Life Games and the first Portal, so SCORE. Hoping it's great for my someday Inspire also.
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Blade_Strike
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Well the nexus 9 is going back. The performance is right under the air and blows the socks off of any android device I have seen run the dji pilot app.I will try to do a video tomorrow but as the other video shows, it's really smooth.
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Thank you.  It's off to Fry's first thing tomorrow for my new Nvidia.
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Blade_Strike Posted at 2015-1-28 09:59
Well the nexus 9 is going back. The performance is right under the air and blows the socks off of an ...

Thanks, Blade! Look forward to an update tomorrow. Best of luck with the Shield!
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s.s.gibbs1.emai
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yeah..i have been using an acer A1 840 and it seems fine to me..and was only 155 out the door. not sure what difference i should see? can anyone tell me what i am missing here? it is 4.4 android,8 gig.
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s.s.gibbs1.emai Posted at 2015-1-28 12:36
yeah..i have been using an acer A1 840 and it seems fine to me..and was only 155 out the door. not s ...

You should be looking to see if there is any lag in the video as you're recording. If it's smooth and not delayed, then you should be good to go.
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s.s.gibbs1.emai Posted at 2015-1-28 12:36
yeah..i have been using an acer A1 840 and it seems fine to me..and was only 155 out the door. not s ...

So how does the Acer work overall?  I'm considering it for my camera operator controller.  I'm using a LG Pad 7" right now and it works well enough for me to use.  Ocasional jerky video but mostly smooth
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http://youtu.be/cnZbLa0qEOg

Air 2, Shield and Nexus 9
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Blade_Strike Posted at 2015-1-29 02:49
http://youtu.be/cnZbLa0qEOg

Air 2, Shield and Nexus 9

Great video comparison. Thanks for sharing!

Is that you, Blade?
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Thanks for the comparison, Blade.  You said in your video that you'll be using the iPad as a camera op.  Will that still be possible with late comers like me who didn't get a chance to get the iOS app?  
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FrostyThe2nd Posted at 2015-1-29 03:24
Thanks for the comparison, Blade.  You said in your video that you'll be using the iPad as a camera  ...

Currently not until they approve the app. Only reason I have access to it is because I help test for DJI.
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Captain Obvious
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The Shield really sounds like the it's the go for most...Except here in good old Australia as per usual. there is no plans on a release here soon.
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Captain Obvious Posted at 2015-1-29 04:05
The Shield really sounds like the it's the go for most...Except here in good old Australia  as per ...

Import man!!
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Captain Obvious
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What about power consumption? From the previous posts on here about tablets draining power from the TX and this Shield having a whopping hunger for power.. Will it cause more issues than it's worth? Or carry around a portable nuclear station

Then there's some well scary and pleasant reviews making the decision even harder and with me living Down Under I would have too be extra carefull aye
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Blade_Strike
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Like I posted in that same thread.. The output is limited, it wont even throw an Ipad air into charging mode.
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Blade_Strike Posted at 2015-1-29 06:44
Like I posted in that same thread.. The output is limited, it wont even throw an Ipad air into charg ...

Blade, I am an iOS user with iPad Air 2 that will possibly have to switch to Android "IF" things go south with Apple and DJI.

My question is on the Nvidia Shield.  Will the WiFi 16GB be good enough? It will download maps, etc, right?
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I am using the NVIDIA Shield since day one and it works better then my iPhone 6+. No problems what so ever. Only thing is that it does not have a simulator.
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MTShipp Posted at 2015-1-29 07:35
Blade, I am an iOS user with iPad Air 2 that will possibly have to switch to Android "IF" things go ...

Yeah, that's all I bought. It's only for the Inspire
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Blade_Strike Posted at 2015-1-29 02:49
http://youtu.be/cnZbLa0qEOg

Air 2, Shield and Nexus 9

Blade, someone pointed out your version on the iPad Air 2 says v1.0 on it.  Can you give some more information about this?
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No I can't, it is what it is.  It should show you that dji hasn't abandoned it though
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Blade_Strike Posted at 2015-1-29 08:48
No I can't, it is what it is.  It should show you that dji hasn't abandoned it though

LOL -- He said with a coy grin.
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Just got the Nvidia and the difference between that and the Samsung S 8.4 is like night and day in terms of latency.  The jerkiness of the S 8.4 looks like I'm on FaceTime when compared to more the fluid Nvidia.  
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s.s.gibbs1.emai Posted at 2015-1-28 12:36
yeah..i have been using an acer A1 840 and it seems fine to me..and was only 155 out the door. not s ...

I picked up the 16 gig version today at best buy for $139 and it works awesome!  Thanks for mentioning this one, it's pretty sweet!
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Captain Obvious Posted at 2015-1-29 04:05
The Shield really sounds like the it's the go for most...Except here in good old Australia  as per ...

Could you order it online, would customs dock you too much with tax?

Dan
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TravisSRT Posted at 2015-1-29 09:37
I picked up the 16 gig version today at best buy for $139 and it works awesome!  Thanks for mentio ...

Can you post the link where I can find that price? Everything I'm searching comes up with $299 for the 16gb wifi.

Like everyone I'm an Apple guy but getting tired of waiting for the IOS APP to come back.
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scooterlam Posted at 2015-1-29 10:50
Can you post the link where I can find that price? Everything I'm searching comes up with $299 for ...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer ... 3&skuId=9496268
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bill
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Lag is defiantly better that the Samsung Tab S and about the same as my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  I like the color better with the Note 4; but the Nvidia Shield real-estate is much better.

Overall I have been happy with the Nvidia Shield so far.  As Jake mentioned, the gaming side of the device is a nice plus I wasn't counting on too.
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Blade_Strike Posted at 2015-1-29 08:48
No I can't, it is what it is.  It should show you that dji hasn't abandoned it though

Sorry if off-topic, but Blade_Strike, maybe you could mention we need an alternative (on the iOS app) to Apple Maps (such as Google Maps), which has no coverage in the places I need to fly?
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I just got one and it works great. A few things first it has very little bloatware plus it does run the dji app better and lastly thank you Blade for testing this thing out.
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Just tried my Shield. Its superb. I also linked it to my cinemizer goggles using the HDMI out port on the shield.  Works perfectly.
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As mentioned in another post, I noticed that the shield starts charging when connected to the inspires's transmitter. This reduces the battery life of the transmitter. I am not sure it this also applies to other android devices.
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And I like I responded to you the TX has a limited output. It doesn't matter what device you connect to, it will only supply a certain amount of current. I believe this rate is only 500mah. This is why on apples you don't even go into charge mode.

Please stop trying to have people worry about something that is so minimal ...

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Just received mine today, cant wait to get home and try it out! Will report back later. By the way, this is my first post!
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