After much back and forth, I have selected my Media Centre aka TVBox
I ended up choosing the fastest AndroidTV solution on the market that I could find.
Here it is: the H96 Max
I did a lot of research into components. I really liked the look of the Nvidia Shield – fast with loads of great features, but I would have to buy from the US (so needed a converter -not a huge deal, but was annoying) and costs a lot more than the other solutions I looked at, plus shipping would cost $ and take time. So the H96Max won out. It should arrive on Thursday, more then.