Vizio Co-Star review: how good a deal is this $99 Google TV box?
At $99, the Co-Star is the least expensive way to get the Google TV experience, but the price doesn't come without trade-offs.
- The least expensive Google TVOnLiveApp Tray menu overlay
- No built-in IR emitterAwkward remote
More Info Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box is up for pre-order, $100 brings it your way in August Vizio Co-Star teardown supplies the tech specs we never had Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV review And then there were two. We're talking about standalone Google TV boxes, folks, with the Vizio Co-Star recently joining Sony's NSZ-GS7. Both feature the same version of Google's software and come with a remote offering a full QWERTY keyboard and touchpad. But with Vizio's model selling for just $99, it's half the price of Sony's entry, so you might be wondering how extensive the differences are. Now that we've had a chance to test both, we're ready to weigh in. Read on to find out if that 50 percent price difference makes the Co-Star worth it.
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