Originally Posted by zoomzoom22
This is funny to me. I come in here about every 3 or 4 weeks to read all the banter and this is ALWAYS what I read and/or observe:
zoomzoom22, Thanks for this. I've been away from my Moxi (and FiOS DVR) for 8 weeks due to extended vacation.
I came home to both of my FiOS DVRs acting weird, and the Moxi locked up. After rebooting everything - unplug was necessary for all - all was working fine.
The Moxi took a long time to come back to life (overnight, checking disk for a long time). Woke up early this morning, and Moxi was back working fine. Showed an update from mid-August, and last set of good recordings were made about a week ago, so something happened around Sept 18 or so to lock things up. I've got a UPS on everything, and my power monitor indicates no power failure while I was gone,
Anyway, thanks for the rant. It was a nice summary! this morning, I got caught up, reading all the posts since end of July. Whew.
I note one problem I experience occasionally that you did not dwell on, and mentioned by another user once or twice in the last 3 months - the period lockup/freeze where menus work, but channels don't change, and recordings won't play. Just a frozen video. I'm connected via HDMI to a Samsung, and saw mention of trying the video-out connection switch to unfreeze. I will try that te next time it occurs.
I've had the Moxi for about a year; it is a 2-tuner. I'm happy with it, though I wish it was a bit more responsive to the remote (fresh batteries helped me one time). I like the ability to play from DLNA server. I like Moxi's remote programming via the Internet - I lost this on my FiOS DVRs when Frontier took over from Verizon in my area.
Fortunately, no SDV in my market.
Looking to add a Mate to the mix; I use multi-room with FiOS, so expect even better from Moxi from what I read.
When I review all the issues, I have to wonder one thing: how do the Moxi/Arris employees and developers that have one of these Moxi boxes in their homes deal with the idiosyncrasies and issues that we normal users deal with? I do hope that many do share in the frustrations we experience occasionally, but are in a much better position to dealing with them!