I have a Fios Multiroom DVR, and want to replace it with something with more space and better connectivity. Streaming to other rooms only works about 1/2 the time, because it freezes during the streaming and can't reconnect to the box for a while. I've been through about 6 boxes, and 8 DVRs because they keep on breaking.
I was looking at getting TiVo's, but I would have to get 3 TiVo HD's and 3 monthly subscriptions. That would cost way too much with the monthly fee.
The other option would be to get a Moxi with the 2 companion boxes. This is also expensive, but since it doesn't have a monthly fee, then it would almost make sense.
I have also seen this solution-
"Like I said in my setup, if you have 1 S3 or TivoHD, have a PC that can run TivoDesktop or Galleon, run VideoRedo or just DirectShowDump to turn .tivo files to mpeg files, and can run a media server like Tversity, and a XBox360 or PS3 that can stream from the media server, then you can distribute shows from the Tivo.
You have some delays since the shows have to finish record on the Tivo, then transfered. you can tell TivoDesktop to automate the transfer. There might even be script that can automate the DirectShowDump process, but I haven't looked. At the least you can probably schedule a batch command to do this on a regular basis. So with a little work this whole process is almost 100% automated.
TivoDesktopPlus and VideoRedo (highly recommended) will cost you a little up front cost, but Galleon, DSDump, Tversity are all free software that work very well. The only mandatory cost in this whole setup is the S3/TivoHD, which is just about the only way one can get (encrypted) digital cable HD content that you can distribute. MCE will only get you the in the clear QAM channels. If you want SciFiHD for example you need the S3. unless if you go with the $1000-1500 PC with cable cards, do those actually work?"
I know that the 3rd solution wouldn't be as smooth as a Moxi, but it would be a lot cheaper as I already have an HP MediaSmart Server LX195.
Are there any other solutions like the Moxi that would do the same thing but cheaper?
Thanks in advance.