Hmm, so I can get a refurb gen 1 Shield TV base model for $170. Official Nvidia refurb. I have a gen 2 Pro on PO for the $300.
* I won't use the thing for gaming.
* I need IR input because I'll control it with my Control4 system via IR blaster. I won't use/don't need the actual Shield TV remote.
* Don't need the 500GB of space. The 16GB base flash should be enough for using it just for entertainment apps.
* It will only be a potential DVR client or Plex client for me, not a server in any way.
I can't use the gen 2 base model because it lacks the IR receiver, otherwise I'd do that. Hardware is the same. Gen 1 is getting all the same features as the gen 2. My sources are all kept downstairs in my rack, so any fan vs. no fan and such logistics do not matter.
Other than my general desire/practice of buying the latest/greatest when it comes to technology, I'm not finding any reason to justify spending the $300 vs. $170. Do you? Any aspects or logistics I'm overlooking?
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