Originally Posted by Charles R
Nor should they. Exactly my point.
My point is a lot of people are looking for something that does both.
Don't buy it for a second. A dedicated low-end extender would be exponentially more popular. Those actually interested in streaming would have their needs taken care of already.
With what? I've been looking ever since Google bought Sage, there is nothing out there even close to SageTV+HD300, I was really hoping (based on what we heard from Ceton around CES time) that the Echo would be that something. Obviously it's not.
Well beyond what this will ever offer. Sure, there are always some wanting everything and will complain when it doesn't exceed the capabilities of the best streamer on the market... you aren't going to make a business off of them.
I wouldn't be complaining, I wouldn't even be here if it weren't for what Ceton hinted at around CES time.
Originally Posted by Sammy2
Google was after that for their new project with the gig internet and internet TV delivery associated with that I believe. I think they're going to deploy a similar technology for delivery on a larger scale.. Either that of it was about a patent portfolio that maybe Sage had? That seems to drive IT aquasissions as much as anything these days.
They're using SageTV for GoogleFiber, from what I've heard (from Brent, who lives in KC and has been following it closely and talking to the Google Fiber folks) it sounds like it's largely just reskinned SageTV, it's the same guts underneath. So yeah, SageTV did so bad that Google bought it for the OS for their DVR.
Originally Posted by gtgray
I just don't really get it. Why didn't they just use the Sage 300 HD type plafform and put enough rom in it to support two enviroments. Other streamers used the same freaking chassis for heavens sake. All you needed was to add MCX functionality to that. The Sage 300 HD produced native resoltuions and superb vidieo output. It was self-contained and agnostic about where the media came from. Lovely, lovely video came out ot if, in the right color space. Put through a proper scaler like DVDO Edge, DUO, or Lumagen and you did not want to look at PC generated video. That SOC and or its replacement must cost a few dollars a pop these days. I have to say I am mystified by the Echo. Black Friday Xbox Slims will probably be $135.
I guess since the Q was still born we will never really know what Ceton's real ambition was or how much functionality the Echo was supposed to have when all "Qed" up. Right now I just can't get my head around the Echo..
Yeah, I don't know why Ceton opted to go with a brand new, (high powered) SOC when they seem to have such modest goals for the Echo.
Originally Posted by captain_video
Google made SageTV "disappear" as we know it. It may be resurrected at some point under a different name, but for all intents and purposes, SageTV is dead.
GoogleFiber DVR is SageTV, but yes, SageTV is unavailable indefinitely to the general public