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had moxi, tivohd and fios dvr ... moxi was best for me.
on July 27, 2009
- DLNA support watching my divx movies, hulu, mp3s, jpgs, from my tversity box was super easy. The DLNA menu is much faster than the Xbox360 or Dlink dsm-520.
- Menu is much easier to read than the motorola or tivohd, all three used different methods for moving around. all were just as intuitive.
- 2 hour live buffer is really nice... tivo is 30min...
- compatable with 4TB eSata drive from lacie. Tivo maxes out at 2TB total storage regardles of how it is installed.
- Ticker is kind of like a widget, nice. also there is a webpage display but it is currently really slow... could easily be a bug though. (you can view web pages from the moxi)
- worked right away after upgrading channel lineup. (the tivo required me to manually add the new premium channels)
- Just a response to other reviews as of july 10th when i recieved this box I have had no crashing, and my recorded content is flawless. Also the remote is indeed backlit.
- Tivo has a much better search, smarter more intuitive.
- box to box streaming and box to pc streaming need to be fixed.
- moxi mate needs to be released.
- no discount for second/third box.
- streaming HD from netflix/unbox/blockbuster
All of the cons listed are being addressed by moxi and they expect all of them to be released this year... (with the exception of dlna 2.0 streaming to a pc client.)
I purchased the moxi and tivo HDXL the same day within 4 days I had both units at home waiting for cable cards. Fios tech came out only had one card and installed it in the tivo so I used the tivo for 4 days before another tech could come out and set up the moxi. he had not seen a moxi and after showing him the cablecard pairing screen he was able to get the box running in 20 minutes. both tivo and moxi were effertless in there set up on fios.
After using them side by side for 3 weeks I decided to send back the tivo for most of the reasons listed above but also my tivo crashed on me twice and stayed locked up not recording anything. I would really like to see the search and schedule features brought up to tivo level, and of course the box2box and live tv streaming would be nice. one note on box to box... some tivo content can not be transfered if there are 5c flags due to the transfer method of tivo not being encrypted. Moxi uses a dlna 2.0 copy method so that no transfers will be blocked.
I would highly recomend this product to anyone looking for a DVR and want more open standards. Especially if you are already used to streaming from dlna product like tversity, playon or twonky. Also being able to have 4.5TB of recordings
UPDATE: Moxi summer software update added support for native mkv and avi files. This is great for streaming from a pc no more need to transcode.
Also moxi to moxi and moxi to mate streaming is working great. and lastly digeo has test esata drives up to 8 TB from lacie and verified they work with the moxi (those drives are currently close to $2000 though...