Originally Posted by bfdtv
Can you explain?
Are you missing HD locals without a CableCard?
That can't be right, can it?
Do you mean that the recording is "protected" for two days, after which time it can be deleted if space is needed
for a new recording? I can't imagine that the default would be to delete a recording after two days.
1. The HD locals (like 2.1 or 5.1) seem to all be there. I made a list of all clear QAM channels on my HDTV tuner. A number of them are missing, when MOXI does a clear QAM scan. To be specific, CNBC is available on my TV on 122.12. On the MOXI without cablecard 122.12 does not exist.
2. mktgMaven has provided new info for me. The recording options menu for "Keep:" defaults to 2 days, and there is an alternatate option of 'until space needed' Thus, I assumed that after 2 days the MOXI would delete the program. I had written to MOXI support about this, and the person just replied that there is no way to set defaults for recording options. She did not explain that after the 2 days the program would revert to 'until space is needed.'
There is also a recording default limiting the number of programs in a series, which I have been changing to "unlimited." This might be a similar situation. I had assumed that after 5 episodes are recorded that either the DVR purges the last one or the DVR stops recording new shows. Otherwise, why offer the option at all?
I have had one crash of my MOXI. It was recording two HD programs. I was on my computer trying out the ability to schedule programs over the internet. After about the 5th program I scheduled the website said it had lost contact with the MOXI. I found that both recordings had stopped and the HDMI port on my TV had no signal from the MOXI. Power cycling restored operation. I have done many option actions with the handheld remote, and frequently played recordings during double recording sesssions with no glitches. I plan to just not use the website for scheduling.
I cannot seem to find an option for an old fashioned manual VCR-like recording. For example, CNBC's schedule does not reflect the segment called "Stop Trading" that is run from 11:45AM to 12 Noon Pacific. To record this, I seem to have to record the entire one hour show that the segment appears in. The options allow me to start the recording 5 minutes late. Fast forwarding through the program to the 45 minute mark is easy. So, no big deal. However, if a program is not in the program guide, it appears one is out of luck.
I have an external hard drive on backorder order from Amazon. These are special drives. I had to get a list of two known to work from MOXI support. MOXI support is prompt.
Comcast needed 4 days of repair calls to get the cablecard working right. They said it was a Comcast "coding" issue.
There is an option for dimming or turning off the MOXI logo on the front of the DVR. The sheer black box looked cool. However, the function also dimms or turns off the recording lights at the same time. Thus, I had to turn the MOXI logo back on in order to see the record lights.
When programming a series, the MOXI may pop up a choice to record existing scheduled shows or the new conflicting show. The problem is, that the time slot I want does not conflict with the other shows, but I cannot access the timeslot options before the MOXI gives me the conflict menu.
I have had many DVRs over the last 10 years. Several from Dish Network, and a Sony DHG-HDD500. I have never owned a Tivo. So far, the MOXI is the best I have used. Any gripes I might have may well be corrected given the ethernet access Digeo has to the DVR. In reading about Digeo, it sounds like they have scaled back their new developments due to the economy. In time this may change.