Well, I only have the choice of 2
providers joe. Both would meet my basic needs, I'm sure. One, my cable company which offers MOXI, and two, DirecTV. I have eliminated DISH because of various problems I see with their platform. When you say WowTV is the "new Moxi" TeeJay, what does that mean? Is it the same company with the same product only re-branded? I did see your comment a few days ago in the dedicated MOXI thread which stated that you couldn't understand why anyone would get rid of "a working MOXI". I took that to mean 1) you had MOXI, and 2) you liked it, a lot. But now you're talking about WowTV. First
, what I was hoping for is someone being able to comment on the respective picture quality between those two providers. For example, it seems to be a generally accepted premise that DISH has inferior PQ to DTV.Second
, the availability of all commonly available HD channels (exclusive of DTV's Channel 1, of course).Third
, the functionality of the respective hardware. Are there any advantages to one over the other?
I figure cost-wise, it will probably be a wash over time. Both companies will undoubtedly offer price concessions to a new customer. And cable companies can typically offer bundling discounts including broadband internet and telephone service.
The cable company (Comporium) which offers MOXI will wire up the house with their coaxial cable - that's a given because I need cable broadband internet. But if I intend to use DTV, now or at some future point, I figure I'm going to have to run dedicated wiring for that platform with an outside outlet of some sort. I need to know that now as the electricians are starting their work wiring the house up tomorrow
I have tried to research MOXI by reviewing the dedicated thread here, but it's over 200 pages long and, as is the case with most dedicated threads, the vast majority of posts deal with various isolated personal or technical issues one person or another is having. Other people with that same personal issue then respond and pages & pages go by with them hashing it out. I haven't been able to get a "general feel" for the platform from the dedicated thread. AVS can be very difficult to use as a research platform that way. That's why I started this thread.
Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of spending weeks reading every single post in the MOXI thread and the DTV thread start to finish. I was hoping to find other people who had faced the same choice I have and who did
have time to do the full measure of research, or someone who had had both platforms and thus a good feel for each, or failing all that, someone who's very versed on one or the other so that I can make a sound judgement.