isn't shield just a smart streaming device? can it play local stored .mp3, .mkv or video files? or display .jpg or access eternal SSD for stored files. what about VLC playerNvidia Shield is a better HTPC than a Nuc and cheaper. Will handle 4k and all the codecs for sound, which may have issues in NUC. About the only reason to get a NUC is to surf from your couch IMO.