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post #1591 of 6199
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Originally Posted by Operon View Post

Yikes! When people talk about a SOC they ain't kiddin'. Any clue as the OS? I hear talk bandied about regarding Linux. If so, it must be a propitiatory, stripped down version of the kernel. Regardless, so that's what heats up when my Moxi is plugged in.

JF

I haven't downloaded any of it to check it out but this page has a link to the open source components used by the Moxi.

EDIT: Based on file dates Arris hasn't been updating this site. Maybe they have another site where the current version of the files can be found.
post #1592 of 6199
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Originally Posted by Operon View Post

So, you successfully cloned the drive. By this do you mean that there was media on the parent drive and it plays back when the cloned drive is installed into the Moxi? Not sure what you mean by an unknown filesystem. There are only a very few disk file systems commonly used regardless of OS. When you opened up the Moxi did you happen to see what controller chip they were using? Sure would love a couple of pictures of the Moxi's system board

JF

question #1 - yes

question #2 - partitions not recognized, file system not recognized by everything I threw at it

question #3 I have photos of the MB, also of the board where the IR receiver lives. I put in a rear IR port to avoid a flasher. When I get some time, I'll post the photos
post #1593 of 6199
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

So would I. Whoever decides to crack open the hardware next, make sure you take some photos. I'd love to get inside but can't bring myself to void the warranty just yet.

You'll only void the warranty if you screw something up
post #1594 of 6199
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

I just checked that, if you go into the schedule recordings list you can make the 1, 2 or 5 minute adjustment to start and end times of one-off recordings and in the usual series recording option places.

So, if one program is scheduled to run from 9pm to 10:02pm, and another is scheduled to run from 9pm to 10:01pm, I can change each one to end at 10:00pm?
post #1595 of 6199
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Originally Posted by nenarek View Post

I found one photo online. You can't read chip part numbers but you can see the general layout.

It was from this crunchgear review.
http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content...oxi-inside.jpg

Nice, thanks. Makes me wonder why the case is so large when there seems to be plenty of room in there to reduce the width.

Anyone have any comment on if the 3-t is any different?
post #1596 of 6199
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

So, if one program is scheduled to run from 9pm to 10:02pm, and another is scheduled to run from 9pm to 10:01pm, I can change each one to end at 10:00pm?

Sure, no reason why not. You can adjust the times +/- of any scheduled recording as long as it doesn't clash with something else.
post #1597 of 6199
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Originally Posted by teeitup View Post

Hopefully CinemaNow VOD will be integrated soon with a upcoming update.
http://www.cinemanow.com/DevicesMoxi.aspx

Roxio/Moxi pulled the CinemaNow VOD web page. But not before I snapped a pic as blogged here. Unfortunately, the FAQ said NO HD.

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post #1599 of 6199
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Originally Posted by bellaireroad View Post


Nice picture of the triple-tuner unit.

BCM3255 PDF

In addition to three QAM demodulators, that chip includes an embedded cable modem, so it might be possible to update the Moxi with the software necessary to support tru2way. Of course, this would require a substantial investment of resources.
post #1600 of 6199
Based on the pictures above, does anyone have insight into how we might possibly improve the remote control issues. As I stated in previous posts, I think the remote sends out low-power IR signals. However, I am not an EE, I only play one on TV!

Mark
post #1601 of 6199
bellaireroad,

Did you have to take off the front panel to get to the harddrive?
post #1602 of 6199
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Originally Posted by bellaireroad View Post

question #1 - yes

question #2 - partitions not recognized, file system not recognized by everything I threw at it

question #3 I have photos of the MB, also of the board where the IR receiver lives. I put in a rear IR port to avoid a flasher. When I get some time, I'll post the photos

Any step-by-step info on putting the rear IR port in? And also did it help? I have a flasher on the front using a MRF350 base and would like to try and get better remote response.

Thanks.
post #1603 of 6199
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Sure, no reason why not. You can adjust the times +/- of any scheduled recording as long as it doesn't clash with something else.

Thanks. Sure would love to see a "screen shot" of that part of the menu.
post #1604 of 6199
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Thanks. Sure would love to see a "screen shot" of that part of the menu.

What's to see? You get a 1, 2 or 5 minute adjustment either early or late to both the STOP and START time setting.

post #1605 of 6199
Ok. I got PlayOn going. This thing is great. Direct access to my Netflix instant view cue. How is this not the best thing ever? I really don't understand why people want it integrated directly (other than the fact that I can't let my desktop go to sleep now...)

And here is the kicker, for those of you out there who may care. My netflix account is a legacy plan not offered any more. Any of the STB netflix compatible streamers won't work with my account. But since this works through my computer - Netflix doesn't know that I am using a STB. So, I don't have to upgrade my plan!!
post #1606 of 6199
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Originally Posted by haveitall View Post

Ok. I got PlayOn going. This thing is great. Direct access to my Netflix instant view cue. How is this not the best thing ever? I really don't understand why people want it integrated directly

Because you have to have a PC running and it slows down the performance of anything else you are doing at the same time.

And in my case I have a beefy SLI system that is pretty loud and sucks power. I really don't want to waste money just leaving it on in another room.

You know what's better than Netflix on PlayOn? Netflix in HD on units that have it integrated into the device. Like my Samsung Blu-ray player or my 360. PlayOn really need to address the HD audience (not enough demand apparently ) and Netflix need to get HD running on the PC.
post #1607 of 6199
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Originally Posted by haveitall View Post

I really don't understand why people want it integrated directly (other than the fact that I can't let my desktop go to sleep now...)

PlayOn is a hack. A very useful hack for many, but a hack nonetheless. And not officially supported by everyone they stream, meaning things could (and did) go down as technologies/sites change. It also requires a sufficiently beefy PC and network to run well, powered on at all times. And doesn't run natively on a Mac.
post #1608 of 6199
Yah - but then I would have to pay more to netflix...

I would like the HD, but frankly, the netflix selection still isn't that great... All the 80's movies in HD! Yey!

And being green?? Right - that is clearly our top concern when we buy a moxi which buffers 24/7/365. THAT couldn't take much power...
post #1609 of 6199
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Originally Posted by acaoacao View Post

bellaireroad,

Did you have to take off the front panel to get to the harddrive?

no, I would not recommend doing it either, there is a ribbon cable that is a PITA to get back in place when it is taken off. I did it to bury a flasher, and put in a female mono port in the rear panel. Something the moxi engineers should have done to begin with, instead of the useless IR out
post #1610 of 6199
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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

Based on the pictures above, does anyone have insight into how we might possibly improve the remote control issues. As I stated in previous posts, I think the remote sends out low-power IR signals. However, I am not an EE, I only play one on TV!

Mark

I don't think the moxi remote sends out a low power signal...the problem is likely the duration of the signal your universal remote is sending out. If the duration is too long, it is seen as a repeated signal, and you get two, three page jumps or whatever.

If you are learning codes off your moxi remote, see if the "learn time" can be reduced in your software. I had this problem with the pronto, and by mininimizing the learn time, the problem of double and triple jumps was solved
post #1611 of 6199
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Originally Posted by haveitall View Post

And being green?? Right - that is clearly our top concern when we buy a moxi which buffers 24/7/365. THAT couldn't take much power...

It's not a case of being green. It's a case of not wanting to waste money powering a device that doesn't need to be on when there are sleeker solutions. The Moxi's approx. 150W is minimal compared to the 500W+ my PC draws.

And HD is something that PlayOn need to adapt. Not just for Netflix. My 360 can stream HD recordings fine through WMC7 but it's annoying that I can't do it all from one box and have to keep switching between them.
post #1612 of 6199
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

. The Moxi's approx. 150W is minimal compared to the 500W+ my PC draws.
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I think the Moxi draws 32W of power.
post #1613 of 6199
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Originally Posted by acaoacao View Post

I think the Moxi draws 32W of power.

Well, that's even better and more reason to have integrated streaming.
post #1614 of 6199
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Originally Posted by haveitall View Post

Yah - but then I would have to pay more to netflix...

Why more money? It's the same account you've already been paying for. And watching via PlayOn or directly makes no difference on your membership requirement.
post #1615 of 6199
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Originally Posted by geodon005 View Post

Spinaker:

How does Moxi stack up against your TiVo? I have a Series 3 and am thinking
of switching. Any comparisons, pro or con, would be helpful.

Thanks...

I never had a Series 3, but I did have a series 2. I would say as far as a multi-room solution, it's about the best you can get. It really is great to be able to view recorded shows in every room in the house whereas with previous STB's, you would have to go to the room the show was recorded on. The UI can be a little clunky, such as the press twice annoyance that many people complain about. I feel like everytime I want to do something it asks "do you really want to do this? If so, press OK again". It can get a bit repetitive, but after a while, you get used to it. The TiVO on the other hand was about as straightforward and intutive as you can get. Really simple and I think most people can figure it out pretty quickly. I also like the DLNA capability of the Moxi. Although the TiVOs have built in Netflix, they don't have Hulu, and it really is awesome to have Hulu on your TV. It really boils down to what you're going to do with it. If you want a true multi-room solution, I think you just can't beat the Moxi. If you are not interested in mult-room, you may want to look at the TiVO. The pricing is about the same, I think, if you factor in a lifetime subscription to TiVO. It may end up being more with TiVO. My one suggestion is that if you are going to have a mult-room, make sure you have sufficient network bandwith to support it. Any other questions, feel free to ask.
post #1616 of 6199
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

What's to see? You get a 1, 2 or 5 minute adjustment either early or late to both the STOP and START time setting.


Thanks for the view of that menu. But does it allow you to adjust the end time for an individual recording, or all recordings of that series?
post #1617 of 6199
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Thanks for the view of that menu. But does it allow you to adjust the end time for an individual recording, or all recordings of that series?

I think we've covered this enough now.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1582
post #1618 of 6199
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Originally Posted by bellaireroad View Post

I don't think the moxi remote sends out a low power signal...the problem is likely the duration of the signal your universal remote is sending out. If the duration is too long, it is seen as a repeated signal, and you get two, three page jumps or whatever.

If you are learning codes off your moxi remote, see if the "learn time" can be reduced in your software. I had this problem with the pronto, and by mininimizing the learn time, the problem of double and triple jumps was solved

Thanks. It is worth looking into, as I had run out of ideas.

Mark
post #1619 of 6199
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Originally Posted by spinaker View Post

If you want a true multi-room solution, I think you just can't beat the Moxi. If you are not interested in mult-room, you may want to look at the TiVO. The pricing is about the same, I think, if you factor in a lifetime subscription to TiVO.

Great summary. As a Series3 (and HD) owner, I'm pretty much in the same place. The TiVo UI is cleaner, quicker but Moxi's multiroom, despite it's flaws is hard to beat. And the Moxi UI does have a few pluses of it's own. If Moxi turned on that CinemaNow VOD or got Netflix, three rooms for $1k would be a very good deal. Without a movie service, though, I still need a separate box. And I hate boxes.
post #1620 of 6199
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Originally Posted by davezatz View Post

Great summary. As a Series3 (and HD) owner, I'm pretty much in the same place. The TiVo UI is cleaner, quicker but Moxi's multiroom, despite it's flaws is hard to beat. And the Moxi UI does have a few pluses of it's own. If Moxi turned on that CinemaNow VOD or got Netflix, three rooms for $1k would be a very good deal. Without a movie service, though, I still need a separate box. And I hate boxes.

Don't post any positive reviews about Moxi on Tivo Community. Those guys are tivo zealots. They will defend Tivo despite what reality shows.

I think one newcomer guy said "those ads on tivo are annoying".. and pretty much those zealots said it does not bother them and stupid stuff like that.
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