NVIDIA Shield Update 8.2.1 Here’s What to Expect

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The latest Nvidia Shield Update 8.2.1 is rolling out and here is what it has in store for SHIELD owners.

Nvidia once again is offering all past and present models of the awesome Nvidia SHIELD media player another software update.

Update 8.2.1 brings with it some interesting new enhancements and bug fixes which are listed below.

Nvidia SHIELD Update 8.2.1 Enhancements


– Added notification to enable AI-upscaling when upscaling GeForce NOW
– Added IR power control for projector displays
– Added IR power/volume control for the following brands: Arris, Atyme, BC Acoustique, Dayton, Kora, Monoprice, ONN, Point Source Acoustics, Savant, Sennheiser, SMSL, Tascam
– Improves system volume levels when audio is routed to USB DAC or Bluetooth headset
– Added developer option to force HDCP 1.4 compatibility mode (4K protected content will not be available)
– Allows IR power commands sent from SHIELD Remote 2019 when using Alexa skill
– Includes a security patch to patch vulnerabilities of Android security bulletin (August 2020)

Software Bug Fixes

– AI Scaling:
– Resolved issue where AI upscaling would incorrectly detect content as unsupported, requiring a reboot
– Resolved issue where AI upscaling would randomly detect content as unsupported
– [SHIELD TV Pro 2019] Resolves dropped frames when AI upscaling 60fps video when overscan is adjusted

Display:
– Fixed issue where a line is visible when using AI upscaling on Prime Video
– Resolved issue where Screen Saver timers were not set properly
– Resolved black screen issue when playing Dolby Vision content and overscan adjusted

Network/Storage:
– Allows special characters in username when accessing SHIELD over the network
– Fixed issue when copying >2GB files from Mac to SHIELD 2019
– Fixed issue when connecting to SHIELD over local network when username has a space
– Fixed rare crash bug when mounting network storage to SHIELD
– Fixed bug where connected storage would become inaccessible, requiring reboot to recover

Accessories:
– Fixed bug where IR volume control would stop working when Talkback is enabled
– Fixed “Long Press Menu” functionality for customized menu button
– Resolved issue where configuring IR control might fail when older SHIELD remotes and controllers are paired
– Fixed bug where IR control was still active after factory reset
– Fixed bug where IR control would not be available after changing language to traditional Chinese
– [SHIELD TV 2019] Resolved issue where IR control would stop working, requiring reboot to recover
– [BFGD] Resolved volume and play/pause button press issues on new SHIELD Remote 2019

Audio:
– Improves system volume levels when using USB DAC or bluetooth speakers
– Fixes bug where audio would randomly drop, requiring a reboot to recover
– Resolves issue where manually enabling AC3 in “Available formats” was not working as advertised
– Fixes NETFLIX issue where 5.1 audio would not be available after disconnecting bluetooth speaker
– Fixes bug where volume control notification would show up incorrectly on KODI

Other:
– Fixed bug where SHIELD Experience upgrade would be blocked if accessory battery is low
– Resolved background display issue when exiting the settings menu
– [BFGD] Fixed YouTube crash issue
– Fixed alignment issues on “Ok Google” configuration page
– Resolved issue where SHIELD would not show up available as a cast device

Source: Nvidia

Update now by going to your Nvidia SHIELD and click on the update message or manually add it by checking for updates.

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