I’ve been debating an Apple TV, a Roku, and a Chromecast. Which one would you recommend?
If you are looking for the best box to watch streaming media services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc., then Roku is the way to go. Roku has the best interfaces to the different media services, works really well, and can stand alone as a device.
Apple TV works really well too, although the interfaces within the various services are not quite as good, and your streaming options are more limited. Although if you are looking for a system that allows you to stream your iPhone/iPad/Mac desktop wirelessly up to a display, Apple TV is the way to go.
Chromecast has a ton of potential, but is not quite there yet. It requires a phone or other device to stream to the Chromecast.