Henning Hoffmann at HDBlog doesn’t like the idea of no v2 Extenders other than the Xbox 360 being released (Ed Bott: Do I have to buy an Xbox 360 if I want an extender?). I believe, if this is true, it is also a mistake. v1 Extenders are grossly overprices for the technology inside. The Xbox 360 is actually going to sale for extremely cheap for what’s actually included.
At this point, Microsoft needs to be pushing OEM’s to get sub $200 standalone v2 Extenders out. I don’t want to buy an Xbox 360 for every room in the house. I want a single Xbox 360, and then 3-4 standalone Extenders. The perfect price point for standalone Extenders is just around $150, and I think it’s very possible with existing technology to provide the product at the right price.