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Roku 2 XS

Roku 2 XS
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Netgear NeoTV (NTV300)

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Vizio Co-Star

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Price $58 to $82 at 2 stores $64 to $79 at 2 stores $40 to $49 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 90 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 1.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 25 reviews
Release date July 19, 2011 February 12, 2013 September 26, 2012 January 11, 2012 October 26, 2010
The Bottom Line The Roku 2 XS is an excellent Internet media box, but most users will find the cheaper Roku LT or Roku HD models to be a better deal. The WD TV Play is the best alternative to Roku and Apple TV for viewers looking to access their personal media collection. The Netgear Neo TV NTV300 is one of the cheapest streaming boxes on the market, but it doesn't offer any compelling distinguishing features compared with the Roku. The Vizio Co-Star is an affordable way of getting the Google TV experience, but the software remains underwhelming and hampered by restrictions. While it lacks integrated Wi-Fi and is more expensive than the Roku or Apple TV , the WD TV Live Hub's combination of snazzy interface and built-in 1TB hard drive will appeal to advanced users who have a lot of existing files they want to view on an HDTV or stream to other PCs on a network.

Basic specs

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Internet Streaming Services Netflix
HULU+
Facebook
Pandora
Vudu
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Hulu Plus
Netflix
Pandora
Vudu
Spotify
Vudu
Rhapsody
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Hulu Plus
Vizio Internet Apps Plus
Google TV
SlingPlayer
Spotify
SHOUTcast
AccuWeather
Vudu
Picasa
Deezer
Flingo
TuneIn
Comedy Time
Skitter TV
SnagFilms
Live365
Dailymotion
Hulu Plus
WatchMojo
Red Bull TV
AOL HD
Flixster
MLB.tv
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Flickr
PlayJam
Vimeo
Facebook
SEC Digital Network
XOS College Sports
Localization Info unavailable United States
North America
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Remote Control Remote control
Info unavailable Standard remote control
Bluetooth universal remote with touchpad control
Info unavailable
Product Type Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Info unavailable Digital multimedia receiver
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.3 in x 3.3 in x 0.9 in
4.17 in x 4.13 in x 1.07 in
3.62 in x 3.62 in x 0.98 in
4.2 in x 4.2 in x 1.6 in
6.1 in x 7.8 in x 1.2 in
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Info unavailable Stereo
Stereo
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Weight 3 oz
0.32 lbs
0.21 lbs
Info unavailable 1.2 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 90 days warranty
2 years warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Product Description Roku 2 XS - Digital multimedia receiver
WD TV Play Digital multimedia receiver
NETGEAR NeoTV NTV300 - Digital multimedia receiver
VIZIO Co-Star Stream Player VAP430
WD TV Live Hub Digital multimedia receiver
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