I have received Ceton Echo last week (3/15/13) to replace one the burned Linksys DMA-2100 extenders I have used for several years (I still have 2 more of them and 1 XBox). The primary purpose for Media Center Extender for my is to use it with IPTV WMC plugin (I have about 100 TV international channels). This IPTV service is using WMV9 codecs. Surprisingly Echo shows black screen instead of video from this IPTV service. I start investigation. I have clip collection downloaded from Microsoft as demonstration of WMV9 codec. Not a single file played. Hmm, it must be something really wrong. I reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate 64 and tried to play Wildlife.wmv demo file from "Samples Videos". Guess what - no picture!!!
Thanks for the info - I was going nuts trying to figure out why video encoded with Microsoft Expression Encoder did not work on the Echo.
Now I know - it is busted.