Vizio Co-Star comparison

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Vizio Co-Star

Vizio Co-Star
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Roku 2 XS

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Netgear NeoTV (NTV300)

Netgear NeoTV (NTV300)
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Price $98 to $252 at 2 stores $39 to $109 at 4 stores $49 to $111 at 3 stores $69 to $172 at 3 stores $36 to $137 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 6 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 90 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date January 11, 2012 February 12, 2013 July 19, 2011 January 30, 2013 September 26, 2012
The Bottom Line The Vizio Co-Star is an affordable way of getting the Google TV experience, but the software remains underwhelming and hampered by restrictions. The WD TV Play is the best alternative to Roku and Apple TV for viewers looking to access their personal media collection. 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 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.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Internet Streaming Services Vizio Internet Apps Plus
Google TV
Facebook
YouTube
Hulu Plus
Netflix
Pandora
Vudu
Spotify
Netflix
HULU+
Facebook
Pandora
Vudu
Twitter
Netflix
YouTube
Vudu
Pandora
Hulu Plus
Rhapsody
CinemaNow
Vudu
Rhapsody
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Hulu Plus
Localization Info unavailable United States
Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Remote Control Bluetooth universal remote with touchpad control
Info unavailable Remote control
QWERTY remote control
Standard remote control
Product Type Info unavailable Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.2 in x 4.2 in x 1.6 in
4.17 in x 4.13 in x 1.07 in
3.3 in x 3.3 in x 0.9 in
3.62 in x 3.62 in x 0.98 in
3.62 in x 3.62 in x 0.98 in
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Info unavailable
Weight Info unavailable 0.32 lbs
3 oz
0.21 lbs
0.21 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
2 years warranty
90 days warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable
Product Description VIZIO Co-Star Stream Player VAP430
WD TV Play Digital multimedia receiver
Roku 2 XS - Digital multimedia receiver
NETGEAR NeoTV MAX NTV300SL - Digital multimedia receiver
NETGEAR NeoTV NTV300 - Digital multimedia receiver
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