START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
Your preferred option would be a NVIDIA Shield, simply due to its powerful 256 core GPU which works very well for Retro gaming.
Plus it's the only one that will do 4K Netflix and have a GigaE port.

CEC may or may not work, Android Kodi does not have packaged into it, the CEC libraries like you get with LibreELEC Kodi, but relies on the device's Firmware for CEC support. It will not be as flexible vs the RPi for CEC control.

The lessor option would be a MECOOL M8S Pro L, but that does not have 4K Netflix (1080p only) and has no GigaE port.
See Page #185 of this thread for details.

The Shield would be easier to use for Retro gaming due to its already included gaming controller.
Stick with the RPi for LibreELEC use and use the Shield for everything else.

Messages In This Thread
The right box for me - by tyem - 2016-01-13, 15:29
Jesus Box - by kellyvb - 2016-03-04, 20:18
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
T95Z Plus Android TV Box - by gooner1971 - 2017-03-17, 13:04
RE: START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Oct. 2018) - by wrxtasy - 2018-11-01, 01:42