Originally Posted by chiquito3
I need help to decide which one to buy?
I have 2 Roku2 players (XS) and 2 Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV boxes. The Roku players are very nice but quite underpowered for local playback. Even Plex on the Roku is not as good as on the Sony which supports far more Direct Play media playing. The Roku has a zillion channels, most of which are a waste but it does have good support for the main premium streaming sites. I think both players are interesting although quite frankly an Intel NUC running XBMC under win8 is a far superior player ( at 3 times the cost) and it is not much bigger than the Roku. If anything comes closest to being great for local and streaming that is it.
The Sony GTV has better codec support than the Co-Star. The big question is whether or not GTV has a future.