Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Rural Hall, NC USA
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Last evening, my ~8 year old Moxi (3 tuners, 1.5TB Western Digital drive) popped up a question on the screen in the middle of a show asking permission to "apply Moxi Update? (requires reboot)." I chose YES and after a 30 second or so pause it proceeded to reboot itself. It actually rebooted a bit quicker than usual.
Well - my Moxi has had a tendency to spontaneously reboot itself on intervals that vary from a few days to a month or more. I just never know when it might do a reboot. But never has it prompted me with any question before doing so. I keep it on a battery UPS but it reboots anyway when it wants to.
Briefly, I thought maybe (just maybe) Arris had released an update to the firmware or something and was rolling it out. But since they seemed to have walked away from Moxi support several years ago I just doubt this is true. But what would cause it to even suggest it had an update to apply?
Upon reboot it seems the same as before. I checked some of the settings in Diagnostics but could find no evidence of anything related to firmware or software that showed a recent date. Obviously the lineup download date was recent along with the cablecard authentication date. I did note that my cablecard is vintage 2010. Should I ask TWC for a more recent cablecard?
I'm posting this to ask if anyone else has seen a prompt like this? And if you have do you know what it actually does (if anything)?
FWIW, my Moxi is working well along with 3 Mates that are rarely used. We are on Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) and my wife is so accustomed to the Moxi interface that I dread the day we are forced to abandon it. Of course it has only 3 tuners and the TWC dvr has 5. So there is a bit to be gained by migrat-ng...