by Gary Sims, 9 months ago
Vizio’s exceptionally priced $99 Google TV set top box started shipping a few days ago and the iFixit team have got their hands on one. In traditional but brilliant iFixit way, the team takes apart…
Much to the dismay of many eager buyers, Vizio has suspended taking preorders for its highly anticipated Google TV set top box, the Co-Star, due to high demand.
The good news of today is you can now stop scouring the web for second-hand units. The Vizio Co-Star Stream Player is now back up for pre-order on the company’s online store, and it’s being offered at the same affordable price of $99. The expected shipping date for this current batch is October 1, unlike the September 17 date that the previous batch has been promised to get. But a two-week wait for the box isn’t that bad.
In case you need more reasons to get it, we’ve recently reviewed the Co-Star during one of our Google Hangout sessions. We've talked about our impression of the device, how to get it up and running, its software and user interface, as well as some essential apps for the Google TV box.
If the above review and the remote control/gamepad combo that the Co-Star Stream Player comes with have failed to excite you, there’s another sub-$100 Google TV device that should be on your radar, the yet-to-be-named offering from Hisense. But there’s no word yet on its release date.
Anyone planning to take the plunge? Those who have the Co-Star already, what’s your impression of the set top box?