This week's book giveaways are in the iOS and Features new in Java 8 forums. We're giving away four copies each of Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds and Core Java for the Impatient and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
I ended up getting a Roku 2. It has several apps that AppleTV currently doesn't and there are a lot of really interesting channels available. Not all of them are free, however. It supports 1080p if the service streams it (Netflix, for example). I'm going to use it for a while and see how I like it. I might upgrade my Apple TV anyway. But I plan on installing a 24" LED in the corner of my office and purely using the Roku.