Wow, this is the first time I've heard that name mentioned since the official Echo thread got shut down.
Is there ANY news for the Ceton Echo since this?
As for me, I've been using the same cablecard-enabled internal PCIe InfiniTV4 in my Win7 PC for three years now, along with three Linksys DMA2100 extenders (which perform essentially flawlessly). I used to also have an ATI 650 PCI 1-tuner OTA/ATSC card, but a few years ago replaced it with a 2-tuner OTA/ATSC Hauppauge HVR-2250. Again, flawless. So for several years now I've had 4 cable tuners and 2 OTA/ATSC tuners in my WMC setup.
I can go on using Win7 and WMC forever as my "whole home DVR solution", and have no reason to leave it. 30-second (xN) skip-forward and 12-second (xN) skip-backward, wonderful series scheduling, etc., I love it.
The only fear I have is that Microsoft's arrangement with Zap2it will end, and there will be no more GUIDE. As we all know, without a GUIDE there is no WMC.
But for me, the 100% silent and low-power-usage Linksys DMA2100 is the absolute best extender. I had two, with a third new-in-a-box reserved as a "spare" or replacement if one of my other two should die. Then I got a third HDTV and cracked open that third DMA2100 for primary use. I love them.