START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated January 2020)
nVIDIA Shield = Android King, due to being the most powerful, running remote control friendly big screen TV friendly Android apps in a powerful Kodi device. You get what you pay for here.

WeTek Hub = Dual boot regular Android Apps (extra Air Mouse needed) + OpenELEC / LibreELEC Kodi. A lot more future proof than a RPi due to 1080p/2160p 8/10 bit HEVC video decoding and 2160p video output. Excellent Audio support as well. A WeTek Core is also a very similar device here.

RPi3 = a very proven platform. Pretty old 8bit Tech these days, but still very good for 1080p / 3D and external connected Hardware support.

Vero2 = AMLogic S805, relatively old tech as well. Still very capable. 1080p 8bit HEVC decoding platform. But you will get excellent personalized support from Sam.

Fire TV / Stick = remote friendly Android Apps as well. I would only use the Fire TV Stick for Android Apps. NOT Kodi, as there are better choices.
Be aware there is NO smooth 24p video sync on these 2 Android devices.

You need to decide if you want remote control big screen Android Apps, that are very easy to use with Android TV or want the flexibility of regular Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and use an Air mouse along with the option to dual boot and use OpenELEC / LibreELEC.

Dependable reliability = ditch Android and use Kodi exclusively running on an OpenELEC or LibreELEC Kodi platform.
I would actually choose either a WeTek Hub or grab a very reliable ASUS Chromebox and a FLIRC USB IR receiver and run OE or LE on both and program the Harmony as a MCE remote control.

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The right box for me - by tyem - 2016-01-13, 15:29
Jesus Box - by kellyvb - 2016-03-04, 20:18
RE: Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated April 2016) - by wrxtasy - 2016-07-04, 17:22
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
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