More changes coming to NVIDIA Shield TV, including new option to switch color modes

More changes coming to NVIDIA Shield TV, including new option to switch color modes
NVIDIA announced a new update is coming to Shield TV units this week, and it brings with it a plethora of fixes and improvements. The only new feature added in this update is the option to switch color modes from the Settings / Developer Options / Colorimetry.

Among the many enhancements and fixed that Shield Experience Upgrade 7.2.2 brings, NVIDIA highlights at least a dozen that considerably improve user experience.

  • Fixes Keyboard/Mouse functionality for PUBG Mobile;
  • Fixes bug where colors are displayed incorrectly on Chrome/Puffin browsers;
  • Resolves storage quota issues when transferring files from PC to SHIELD;
  • Fixes issue where Dualshock 3 controller would not pair properly over Bluetooth;
  • Fixes issue affecting original Xbox One wired controller functionality;
  • Resolves issues where PLEX would not access content on NAS;
  • Addresses issues where NAS would not manually mount correctly;
  • Resolves bug where PLEX was not detecting Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD 1590;
  • Fixes bug where home screen is displayed while mounting network storage;
  • Fixes bug where Dynamic range advanced display setting was not working;
  • Improves network connectivity when connecting to router through local DNS or gateway;
  • Resolves issue where Sling app would not be available.

Unfortunately, there are still known issues that haven't been addressed yet, and quite a few for that matter. Some of these known issues are specific to older Shield models, while others may affect all Shield units.

  • Rare cases where system appears to hang on startup;
  • [SHIELD 2015 and SHIELD Pro] Rare cases of SD Card not recognized;
  • [SHIELD Pro] Accessory UI not present on pairing screen after factory reset;
  • Rare cases where USB drive is ejected;
  • Some TV/Receivers may wake up after ~30 seconds after SHIELD sleeping;
  • Green line displayed at the bottom/right with specific content aspect ratio;
  • HDCP issues with specific TV models (Bauhn ATV65UHD-1217);
  • Plex video playback from NAS takes 30 seconds to start.

For what it's worth, NVIDIA has been quite diligent with Shield TV updates, so we're confident that most of these issues will be addressed in future updates.



1. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Updated last night. Quite a few new features in addition to the bug fixes. Basically enhanced support for Amazon Prime, Amazon Music (Dolby Atmos), Amazon Echo/Alexa, the Google Assistant, and a variety of other services. The Nvidia Shield is a beast!

2. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

How does Dolby Atmos work with the Shield? Does the TV need HDMI ARC? My sounder is currently connected to the TV with an optical cable.

3. torr310

Posts: 1724; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Shield has been in the market for years... did they ever upgrade the hardware?

4. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I guess the remote and joystick was upgraded but the shield itself was not. They did not need to as no other company was able to make something as amazing as the shield. I have tried many products and feel that the shield is the king currently.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Seems like Nvidia isn't releasing a tablet class SoC any time soon Their Tegra divison has shifted their focus to autonomous cars Hence their Xavier is overkill for a Shield TV (has so much die dedicated for autonomous driving processing) Probably won't see another Shield TV until 2020-2021 Until 7nm is mature and when Nintendo is wanting a tablet class SoC for the Switch 2

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