Sony's is better. And importantly has been revealed better and doesn't require 2 boxes!
Can you explain how Sony system is better without knowing what content and price of the service. Also, will Sony service make people drop other subscription services like Netflix or Hulu. Will Sony service sell consoles or make people drop their cable. I believe without know what Sony serivice will provide its hard to say if its better. It really could just be another streaming service like Netflix and Hulu. Sony already sell their content to other providers and I highly doubt they will kill that revenue just to promote their own service. In other words, what will separate Sony Service from the others that are out now. If Sony is going to offer content the cable companies offer, how will their service separete from those cable companies offerings especially since those companies have apps as well.
Also as I stated, in this thread, you do not need a cable box to use cable services on the X1.