The form factor has changed significantly as well, to a sleek device around the size of most modern home theater streamers, but the functionality promised (i.e. small, quiet, efficient MCX) when used with WMC has not. This is an important point to note when examining the Echo on its own, because much of the previous coverage also included mention of Cetons Q (a TiVo like device) which, had it survived the summer, could have provided additional capability beyond what is possible from the standard MCX experience. With firmware releases bringing new functionality and fixes every few days it has proved difficult to nail down a definitive snapshot of the Echos long term capabilities; as retail availability is now upon us it is time to build on our first lool."
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