Vizio challenges Sony with $99 Google TV box

One day after Sony announced it would begin selling a Google TV set-top for $199 in July, Vizio on Tuesday launched a $99 Google TV receiver. The company says that its new Co-Star Stream Player can "transform any HDTV into the ultimate smart TV."  The Vizio receiver is similar to the Sony box, in that they both can deliver content from Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) and other online video providers, in addition to cable- and satellite-TV programming. Read more