Originally Posted by teeitup
So tommorrow (8/31) is the last day $999 promotion for the Moxi/Mate combo unless it is extended. For those using the Mates, what is your overall impression? I really want to see live TV feature enabled before I buy one. I do see on the FAQ that you can resume on the Mate where the left off on the Moxi. For some reason I was under the impression that you would have to manually FF and find where you left off.
So far I am happy with the mate. Not impressed but happy. First off you can stop watching a recorded show on your main moxi and then go to the mate and pick off where you left off. The downside is that on the mate the default option is to start over (which I have accidentally done way too many times).
Second the option to not be able to watch live tv is a big downside but I have noticed on that tv we don't watch as much live tv as we do on the main one.
Third I do have it wired with a cat5e connection so there isn't any picture degration, but I have noticed that it isn't as fluid as if I was watching it on the main moxi. If I try to fast forward it takes an extra second or two to kick in the same with stopping a fast forward. I have also noticed sometimes when I am fast forwarding the pictures don't keep up so when I stop the fast forward it jumps ahead a minute or two and I have to backtrack.
The PlayOn software I really enjoy and I have used that extensively. I just got into a Japanese Anime show called Naruto and I have watched the first 75 episodes on my tv through hulu that can be played through PlayOn.
There has been a couple of glitches with playon that I can expand upon later if someone wants me to.
I think with a couple of software updates the mate will become smoother and more responsive, and once that happens and watching live tv works it will be ready for primetime.
Its the same with most new hardware/software the early addopters tend to pay more, whether that be in money or lack of functionality. I'm guessing that even if this combo deal ends when they say it will they will have another deal sometime around Christmas.