Walmart is currently offering the Vizio Co-Star for $78: VIZIO CoStar Stream Player with Google TV: TV & Video : Walmart.com I don't see any mention of the Co-Stars being offered on the Walmart site as being refurbished models. So it looks as though they are new. IMO something appears to be up with the Vizio Co-Star. Amazon has been out-of-stock with Vizio Co-Stars for several months now. They only offer the Co-Star through third party sellers: Amazon.com: VIZIO Co-Star Stream Player With Google TV - VAP430: Electronics Nothing has been officially announced - and I'm not 100% certain - but IMO it looks like Walmart is liquidating it's stock of Co-Stars at the reduced price - and Amazon isn't re-stocking the Co-Star. Which could mean that the Co-Star is in the process of being discontinued. The best news would be if a new updated Co-Star was on the way. Perhaps there will be basically the same product (just a different model number with new packaging) for the Jellybean update.