Starting June 4, 2007, we are releasing a new software version to MOXI DVR customers in selected markets. The new software version is generally known as software version 4.1.
Scrolling through lists is very fast. Channel List in Settings (for hiding channels you never watch) now works as fast as the Moxi Menu.
The search tool pops up almost instantly.
Popular New Features
Time Forward/Change Time Slot
There are two new features in the Moxi Menu available for the Channels card and channel filter cards to view future programming. It is now possible to move the whole program guide forward and back through the two-weeks of programming in blocks of time. Previously, it was only possible to use the On Next (renamed to Coming Up) paddle to view future programming for a single channel at a time.
Use the Change Time Slot card, positioned above the highest numbered channel in the list, to change the currently displayed time. A paddle appears to the right of the Change Time Slot card. From the Change Time Slot card, press the right arrow to enter the paddle. Use the Up/Down arrow keys to scroll to a desired date/time. Press OK to change to the selected date/time.
Alternately, use the following remote buttons to change the program guide for all channels in blocks of time:
Next - each press updates the schedule ½ hour ahead.
Back - each press takes the schedule back ½ hour (if viewing future listings).
Skip - each press updates the schedule 24 hours.
Replay - each press takes the schedule back 24 hours (if viewing future listings).
Moxi - returns the schedule to the current time. (Pressing Moxi again dismisses Moxi Menu.)
Gives Charter the ability to create and schedule short messages for display on the Moxi Menu Service Messages card, which displays in between Settings and About Moxi.
Viewers are notified of new messages by an envelope icon in the lower left corner of the TV screen, and by the illuminated green message light on the front panel of the media center.
When the Service Message card is in center focus, the published message titles display on the vertical axis and some of the text displays on the Info paddle. When a message is selected by pressing OK or Info, an info note and action menu displays with the full text and the options to Delete, Mark as read, or Mark as unread.
External Hard Drive
The External Hard Drive feature allows a dedicated drive to be connected to the media center to gain additional storage space for recorded programs. The external hard drive must be dedicated for use with one specific media center only. Using the drive with other media centers, or storing other data will result in the loss of all programs previously stored on the external hard drive. A new card titled External Hard Drive appears in the Settings menu.
Hard drive minimum specifications required: USB 2.0, 7200 RPM, 8 MB buffer.
The drive must be connected to one of the USB 2.0 ports on the rear of the media center. The front ports are USB 1.1 only. When connected properly, follow the on screen instructions.
Slow motion capability has been added. To use it, press pause during a program, then press Fwd once. Pressing any transport key (Pause, Play, Rew, Fwd, Stop) will then switch to that mode.
Moxi Menu View Upcoming has been renamed to See All Times. It now appears on the action menu for all programs appearing on Moxi Menu.
Previously, it was only available from select sections of Moxi Menu.
All recorded and recording programs appear in the appropriate Moxi Menu filters when the program guide is in current time.
Previously, recorded and recording shows appeared in Recorded TV only.
The OnNext panel is now called Coming Up. Also, Coming Up is available in all Moxi Menu filters as well as the flip bar. On the Coming Up panel, the page (ch+/-) buttons now moves three programs at a time.
Previously, the On Next paddle appeared only on Channels, Favorites & HDTV.
The Clear button removes a channel from the Favorites category.
Previously, only the Options card could be used to clear all Favorites channels.
Info paddle includes additional information, as applicable: star rating, price, TV rating/movie rating, repeat, year.
The Info Note now includes full title for long titles, closed captioning and secondary audio information.
Functionality A storage meter was added into the new card Storage & Stats in About Moxi, which shows the amount of space used on the hard drive for recorded shows.
Previously, the viewer did not have access to this information.
Slow Motion in forward play is now available (press pause and then FF).
At the end of a recorded show, it is now possible to dismiss the Keep/Delete note using player controls (Rew, Replay).
Previously, no player controls were possible: Keep or Delete had to be selected.
The user can set the skip button interval using the new Skip card in Settings.
Previously the Skip interval was preset to 15 minutes and could not be changed.
The Recording Options button is now only available on individual or series programs that are recorded or scheduled to record. Now after setting a recording through Record Once or Record Series, press OK and select Recording Options to modify the selected individual recording. Further, if available, select Series Options to modify the series recordings.
Previously changing recording options on scheduled programs could only done from the Scheduled to Record or Series Options cards.
The Recording Options dialog interaction works differently. The current settings appear on the left and action menus/buttons for changes appear on the right.
There is a new Priority tool for series recordings. The viewer can select the priority level to assign to the title.
Previously, a series title had to be moved up or down one level at a time.
When Recording Options are selected for a series or an episode, the Timeslot option which allows the user to optionally select to record episodes at a specific time.
Previously, Moxi determined which timeslot was recorded.
For the BMC9022/Moxi Mate, a new recording starting conflict note allows a user to select which show to interrupt.
Previously, before a recording started the viewer could only choose record/not record.
About Moxi Used DVR storage space and limited technical information, normally accessed through On Screen Diagnostics, is now available on the Storage & Stats card.
There is a new tip on programming the Moxi remote to control additional devices.
There is new information in Remote Shortcuts.
There is a tip on the new Change Time Slot feature.
Flip Bar / Time Bar Parental Controls rating information is now displayed on the Flip Bar.
The Flip Bar is now blanked out when a channel number is entered.
The Time Bar now stays up when pausing a program or viewing photos. To clear it from the screen, press the clear button on the remote.
Previously, the Time Bar would disappear after a few seconds.
Parental Controls A parental controls Lock option has been added to the action menu of all TV listings. This allows the user to set a lock based on the current program's channel, TV rating or movie rating. This can also be used to activate Parental Controls without going to the Parental Controls card in Settings.
The user can configure the auto-relock duration using the Set Relock Timer card under Parental Controls in Settings.
Previously, Moxi would relock after four hours.
The user may unlock one channel instead of all channels by choosing more options in the action menu of the info paddle.
Previously, all channels were unlocked, or all channels were locked.
When available, the TV rating will be used to lock programming.
Previously, some programming was locked because it was either not rated or had a restricted Movie Rating, even though it had been edited for TV.
After 5 attempts to enter an incorrect PIN, there is a PIN lockout for 1 hour to protect against break-in attempts.
When show titles are blocked, the info paddle displays the setting(s) that caused the show to be locked. Pressing OK or Info displays the PIN prompt note, which explains that parental controls must be unlocked and allows PIN entry and other options to modify Parental Controls.
In Parental Controls, there are info notes explaining ratings in TV Ratings and Movie Ratings categories.
The Parental Controls card now displays the basic status of Parental Controls directly on the card in Settings. The status can now be changed quickly by selecting the card and picking the appropriate button. To change additional settings, the user must now select the Settings button.
Parental control ratings on a DVD are supported in Moxi Parental Controls. DVDs that support DVD based parental controls can be unlocked without unlocking all other content. The lock status is not affected by actual ratings, only by the Parental Controls status being on or off.
Previously, the DVD was locked if Parental Controls was on and unlocking the DVD would unlock all content. This is still true for DVDs that do not support DVD based parental controls.
(Not Available in All Markets) The Photos flip bar displays additional photo information and allows extensive remote interactions.
There are expanded slideshow remote interactions.
It is now possible to select a music playlist from Jukebox to play with a slideshow using the Slideshow Music button in the Album action menu. This requires Jukebox, which is only available with the BMC9022.
Previously, only preset music accompanied a slideshow. This will be unchanged for the BMC9012 and MP12.
It is now possible to upload photos in the background, while watching TV, playing a game, etc.
(Not Available in All Markets) Moxi will now store partially imported CDs.
Previously, they were erased.
It is now possible to create and play a queue of multiple albums and tracks and then save it as a Playlist.
A screensaver displays when Jukebox is playing.
VOD / PPV Resume button renamed to Continue on VOD action menu.
Buy button added to VOD info menu when viewing a preview.
Unauthorized SVOD categories/titles appear in light gray text.
(Not Available in All Markets) Four games are removed: Domino Dementia, Battleship, Bijoux, and Checkers.
Eight new games are added: Ping, Blockbreaker, Code Breaker, Mahjong, Slot Machine, Bowling, Bubble Blast, and 21 Frenzy.
Two games are updated: Solitaire and Tomato.
SuperTicker When SuperTicker is up, the channel can now be changed using the ch+/- buttons or by directly entering channel numbers, without disabling SuperTicker.
In Weather Forecast, all three days appear at the same time.
Weather Forecasts are now available for all cities.
Previously SuperTicker displayed forecasts for the local city only.
Other Differences If an invalid channel number is entered, Moxi now tunes to next lowest valid channel number. If that channel is a VOD launch channel, Moxi will not launch to the VOD menu and will give a not subscribed/check your video connection error message. To launch to the VOD menu, bring up the Flip Bar and press OK or enter the actual launch channel number.
Previously, all invalid channel numbers were ignored.
Closed Captioning is now a full screen application (no mini-TV is present when selecting Closed Captioning options). As with all full screen applications, the viewer is taken back to live TV when they exit. If the viewer was watching non-live media including Recorded TV, the Intro to Moxi movie, On Demand, or Recorded PPV, they will have to reselect the program.
Previously, the mini-TV displayed when selecting Closed Captioning options. When the viewer exited Closed Captioning they were taken back to whatever program they were watching.