Originally Posted by meoge
They have already stated that it will be priced lower than the Xbox 360.
Originally Posted by bryansj
So they could mean the basic 4GB 360 or the 250GB with Kinect version.
That was my thought as well. There's some definite variance in price between the different versions of xbox out there. I'm excited about and interested in the Echo. But, if I'm actually going to plunk down money, this thing will need to:
1) Operate over WiFi.
2) Be able to grab and use a LIVE TV tuner with my current 7MC + Ceton InfiniTV setup (which Eric seems to be indicating it will)
3) Be under the price of an Xbox 360 4GB Slim.
If it can do those things, this is going to be worth looking into. I'll probably buy one, if not two or three. But things such as Blu-Ray streaming, Netflix connectivity, and features exclusive to the Q are virtually worthless to me. I already have MULTIPLE devices hooked up to Blu Ray players that have access to NetFlix applications. And I've already invested in a HTPC and an InfiniTV card.
The xbox is always going to have functionality that this thing won't: playing xbox games. Now, I've already got one (and likely a second) xbox, so I certainly don't need a third. But if this thing costs more than an xbox, than I'm going to buy another xbox. If it can do the three things I listed above and keep $50 in my pocket in the process? I'm in.