There has been a surge in purchases of entertainment consumer electronics these past months due to everyone being at home and wanting to be entertained. Many of these involve the likes of smart TV and consoles, and some have also opted to finally get their hands on NVIDIA’s latest Android TV device. Much to their surprise, the SHIELD TV Pro as “discontinued” but NVIDIA is quick to assure them that it isn’t the case.
It would be strange to see if NVIDIA discontinued the SHIELD TV Pro, especially considering it just launched a new model half a year ago. NVIDIA has been more modest about hardware upgrades, extending the lifetime and usefulness of its SHIELD TVs for years through software updates.
NVIDIA now explains that the console and smart TV box in one is still in production, and the production has been delayed and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, causing retailers to run out of stock. And when retailers run out of stock with no known date for the next batch, they simply use the rather misleading “Discontinued” label, at least according to an NVIDIA statement.
The SHIELD TV Pro is not the shiny new product that NVIDIA brought out last year, that title belongs to the non-Pro SHIELD TV (2019). The new design and new remote make that base model flaunts may make it more interesting but, as its name also says, it’s also not the all-in-one entertainment device you might want.
The good news is that NVIDIA says that fresh stock of the SHIELD TV Pro is already on its way out, and then as soon as they’re back in stock, they can all be bought up again.