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Ceton Echo - Windows Media Center Extender

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  • Enjoy live TV and DVR on every television, including premium HDTV channels like HBO, Showtime & Starz
  • Access your personal photos, music, home videos and movie libraries
  • Requires a host PC running Windows 7 with Windows Media Center and compatible with all supported digital TV tuners for Windows.
  • Eliminate set-top box lease fees, DVR fees and reduce your power costs
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Number of HDMI Ports 1 0 1 0
Model Year 2011 Information not Provided 2013 2013
Dimensions 3.9 inches x 4.3 inches 5 inches x 6 inches 6.81 inches x 9.17 inches 4 inches x 7 inches
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Product Description

The Ceton Echo Windows Media Center Extender is a must-have addition to your home theater PC (HTPC) setup. Connect the Ceton Echo to a TV set and enjoy live TV, DVR and the personal media from your HTPC in any room. The Ceton Echo is the ultimate sidekick for a Windows Media Center PC that transforms your PC into the whole-home entertainment box you've always wanted. Requires Windows 7 with Media Center. IMPORTANT NOTE: Only Ceton products sold on Amazon that are listed as "Sold by Ceton" are covered by the Ceton Warranty and eligible for free support. Ceton products sold on Amazon by other sellers do not qualify for warranty or support.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B008TZJ126
  • Item model number: 6100-MCX
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,396 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2011
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The Ceton Echo requires a television with HDMI input, a wired Ethernet network (also compatible with MoCa and PowerLine adapters), and a PC with Microsoft Windows 7 with Media Center. A PC with a digital TV tuner is required for TV and DVR features. The Echo is not compatible with Windows 8.

Seller Warranty Description
Ceton Corp. warrants all "Ceton" branded products to be free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal use for the period of 1 (one) year from the original date of retail purchase by the original purchaser. Purchase must have been made from a Ceton authorized retailer, as listed on Ceton's website. If the purchase was made from Amazon.com, it must be shown as "Sold by CETON" on the invoice. Proof of purchase is required for warranty services.

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Customer Reviews

Wait a while and see if Ceton fixes the bugs.
Kelly
Overall I think this is a good product that can be made better with time and FW upgrades.
M. DICKINSON
Great product but remote control is hard to use with the small buttons.
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Lindborg on December 31, 2012
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Currently I have two Xbox 360s as WMC clients I've been using for almost 18 months (since Google took my beloved SageTV away), looking to replace them both with Ceton units if they work out. Been running the one in both the living room and bedroom for a couple weeks - for the most part I'm happy with the unit for deployment in the bedroom, however it's not quite up to the living room (heavy use).

Pros:

Picture quality and stability are fine with the updated (December) firmware -

Easy deployment - took all of about 10 minutes total which involved me walking up/down stairs to enter the code on the server rig so it could attach.

Using the guide and watching live/recorded TV is fine (the primary function for the bedroom unit). No problems testing it against both my 720p plasma and 1080p LCD units - output of menus and media was fine in all cases.

The unit is tiny by comparison to the 360 units and no fan noise which is a huge plus.

Cons:

The nice, bright "Ceton" logo on the front that must face you and is a bit of an eyesore in a darkened room. C'mon guys - I already bought the unit - you don't need to rub my nose in your logo constantly... a lower profile blue light or the like indicating it's on would be ideal, or see the next item.

Lack of a remote receiver cable (i.e. Sage offered these on their extender units). This allows you to Velcro the thing to the back of your flat screen and have only a very low profile receiver unit peeking over the top/bottom of the TV.

It is slower than the Xbox 360 - not a surprise but this comes into play when you "smash" through commercial skips like I do.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By NC Hunter on May 9, 2013
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My d-link medialounge STB sort of died after a 5 years, which is probably a normal lifespan for these boxes
So your options for running WMC (Windows Media Center) are Ceton and XBOX (or buy an old junk box from ebay)
The xbox is just a beast and navigating over to the video menu is painful. Now we have ceton as the only option.
On the other hand, this is just software guys - would be nice if PS3 would put the WMC software tuner in their box same comment for Roku but I guess pigs will fly before MS and other vendors will cooperate.

Setup is pretty easy,
1) Plug in power and HDMI, I used the USB power adaptor
2) Load drivers on PC (adding windows drivers was a slight surprise not quite sure why drivers are needed on PC since no other extenders required)
3) Power up WMC (Windows Media Center) enter the 8 digit code

The good:
1) This is faster than the old d-links and linksys boxes abandoned of yesteryear
Load times are faster for large files etc
2) Played .mp4 flip videos with no stutter, try that on your old extenders
3) Nice sleek form, might be a tad smaller than roku (front light is a little annoying)

The bad
could not play quite a few .wmv windows media video files but fine with some AVI but not all
played more recent hd .wmv files. didn't appear to be rhyme or reason to the video playback failures
Many avi camcorder files would not play video
Reset out of the blue when playing a wmv video file

Bottom line:

If you have a ton of old ripped videos, this is probably not the box for you.
Plays live tv and your windows recorded tv fine which is probably the main design mission for this box.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Brian K. Reynolds on August 28, 2013
UPDATE April 9, 2014: It has now been a full year since the last firmware update to the Echo. Ceton finally admitted that the problems are due to problems with the drivers for the chips they used in the Echo. They do not expect any updates from the chip manufacturer, so the problems that exist with the Echo will never be fixed.

UPDATE Sept 2, 2013: Ceton just announced that they will not be releasing Android for the Echo. So, after so many people waited so long for the promised Android OS, they've announced that it won't be possible.

Disclaimer: If you're a Ceton "fanboi", you will probably vote my review as "not helpful". But... if you're the average consumer... you might want to read on.

Here's the deal... There are a lot of people who just love Ceton. Yes, Ceton has revived Media Center. And... Silicondust and Hauppauge released CableCARD tuners AFTER Ceton released theirs. And... Ceton is the ONLY company (besides Microsoft) who is currently producing an extender for Windows Media Center. So... many people support Ceton in their endeavor. But... when their extender doesn't perform even as well as extenders that were made 5+ years ago... does Ceton deserve all this love?

I was part of the Ceton Echo beta program. My unit was shipped October 18, 2012 and I received it a few days later. I was happy to beta-test the device. I had high hopes that it would deliver on the promises that Ceton had made regarding the functionality of the device. I was personally invited to the beta program by one of Ceton's developers, even though I was not selected from the applicants to the beta program (which was supposed to be "random").

Ceton said that it would be the "best extender ever made" for Windows Media Center.
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