START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
FireTV2 or nVIDIA Shield are the only two options for Amazon Video App and 4K 10bit HEVC decoding.

FireTV2 is HDMI 1.4 so limited to [email protected] = perfectly fine for 4K Netflix and 4K Amazon Video & whatever other 4K 24p 10bit clips you may want to view.

You should have a good read on the nVIDIA Shield TV forums too. There are some large threads about various issues that may or may not affect a potential purchase.

Shield is far more powerful running Android Nougat 7.1 vs Lollipop 5.1 on FireTV2.
Kodi is a direct install on Shield too.

I suspect there will be a 4K HDR capable FireTV3 out this year, the FireTV2 will be legacy Hardware then. Shield has a long way to go before being obsolete.


Messages In This Thread
The right box for me - by tyem - 2016-01-13, 15:29
Jesus Box - by kellyvb - 2016-03-04, 20:18
Thanks for the Help! - by jmc15john - 2016-11-09, 16:44
Jarvis crashes and wipes - by gotthis2000 - 2017-01-10, 22:14
RE: Jarvis crashes and wipes - by nickr - 2017-01-10, 22:58
T95Z Plus Android TV Box - by gooner1971 - 2017-03-17, 13:04
RE: START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated June 2017) - by wrxtasy - 2017-07-03, 21:32