Originally Posted by TheMoxiGuy
It is really hard to describe the function of the Moxi button in a few words, but you can think of it as a back or “Home” button. It generally takes you back one major step in navigation. However, if you're in the channel guide, or anywhere on the main horizontal Moxi menu, pushing the Moxi button will take you to the current channel in the guide.
To further pile on about this topic, to which VisionOn and others have espoused on, I have to say that lack of a easy, clear explanation as to the function of a *critical* button is proof of really poor design... and I'm really at a loss to understand why this is hard for you (Moxi/Arris) to admit?
I get how it works - I do. But my wife, child nor any guest(no matter how bright) will not; and despite my understanding of it, I do not know what state it may be in when control of the remote changes hands. Therefore, I can never be sure what exactly will happen when I pick up the remote and press that darned button, nor might I be able to tell someone else what will happen. Besides, the idea that the single most common function of modern tv viewing
(channel browsing/changing) should be a dynamic, changing procedure is just absurd and indefensible.
I'm confident that anybody who teaches Industrial Design, Ergonomics, or Software Development would give this function a big, fat "F". I'm also certain that a poll of actual Moxi owners - those of use who've already peeled off real money for your product, would vote this thing down by a 90% margin if we could (my apologies to you 10%).
TV remotes have been in common use for 30 years or so, and right or wrong, there are some generally agreed upon standards - why does Moxi feel the need to reinvent this particular wheel? (yes, I realize that channel guides are much newer - but it's the point that matters) Is there a nouvelle design philosophy at the Moxi Campus so deeply ingrained in the Engineering group that will not allow its principles to be compromised?Mr. Moxi Guy
- I love the Moxi; I really do, but can you convince me that the behaviour of the Moxi button is reasonable, justified, and preferential to the basic "take me to the channel guide", as I believe the vast majority of human beings and other sentient creatures expect? Can you at least try
? 'cuz I'm open to persuasion - I just can't convince myself that it isn't something to be loudly protested!