Originally Posted by Philnick
Instead of the Chromecast Ultra, I bought an NVIDIA Shield... The other value-add is that it can get a full web-browser called Puffin from the Google Play Store, which may let me play Apple TV + that way.
But, though the Shield does stream side-by-side 3D from VUDU the way my phone does, my projector's side-by-side 3D mode doesn't decode it but just shows the two images side by side. If I'd bought the Chromecast or the Sony Blu-ray player to cast to I'd have gotten nothing out of it.
I don't have one, but the Shield is an Android device, which may mean it can many Android apps, though I don't know if it has GPS, a motion sensor, and I guess there is no camera, and there is no touchscreen. Online reports like
say the Shield has a Google Play store, so you can also download the full blown Chrome browser, which works with a lot of web sites that Roku can't. A shame it costs so much. That link also says it can be used with a keyboard with a touchscreen (or trackball??) - the biggest lack, other than a true web browser, of Roku boxes.
I assume you use something like a "google cardboard" device (e.g., $5 from Five Below) to watch the side-by-side 3D on your phone. There are also a bunch of similar glasses for watching side-by-side 3D on your projector. I've not tried that, as I don't have a suitable projector, but it sounds cool.
Of course, you'd still have to find fun 3D content. Since there aren't many 3D movies, maybe some Android games and virtual reality apps?