Originally Posted by bfdtv Originally at the end of the linked post: If anyone else has something to add to this please post.
1.5 hour HD buffer per tuner (compared to 30 minutes for TiVo)
Moxis buffer is 1.5 hours per tuner minimum
and can exceed 3 hours per tuner.
No overlap protection, so 1-2 minute program overlaps cause conflicts that can result in missed recordings. Many networks run their programs 1-2 minutes past the hour, and this creates conflicts with programs on other networks. TiVo clips off 1-2 minutes from the lowest-priority conflicting program so it still gets recorded, whereas Moxi cancels the recording for the conflicting program.
Moxi's Recording Options
, can be set to shorten a recording's length up to 5 mins. or lengthen it up to 90 mins. when scheduling a recording (or afterward.)
If the user is recording a sports event to watch later, or to watch on a delay to skip commercials, the viewing experience is "spoiled" because the user sees the score before they've started to watch the recording. This behavior is detrimental to sports viewing, but sporting events aren't the only programs affected; key plot developments in movies and series may be revealed before the user has the opportunity to watch the recording. That is not the desired behavior, as it acts as a built-in spoiler.
When you finish watching a recorded program, the liveTV video window should always default to whatever channel is not recording. If two programs are recording, then display a black video window with a message, "Two recordings in progress. Press the LiveTV button to display the picture." If Moxi wishes to preserve the existing behavior for some users, then it should add this as an option in global settings.
When a recording is over Moxi displays the last still frame of the recording and no longer buffers that channel.
Interface not as intuitive (subjective)
Auto-correction on FF / REW not as accurate as TiVo (subjective)
Moxi assumes that the user has faster reflexes, so it provides less auto-correction than TiVo.
These 'subjective' posts can be phrased in reverse and be just as truthful. My take on them is that:
TiVo's interface IS more intuitive than Moxi, but Moxi is amazing at how it automatically makes order out of seeming chaos; just by repeatedly pressing the Moxi button you're back where you started no matter where you've been!
TiVo's autocorrection is a real drag to use; it's so exaggerated at faster speeds it's annoying. Moxi's is undercorrected a small amount and isn't nearly as annoying.
When changing from FF to RW or vice versa Moxi is much more intuitive to me than TiVo's using the reverse direction button to slow down the speed in the original direction.
Originally Posted by bfdtv If you want to narrow it down, then it would be:
Moxi provides more features and options for liveTV viewing, and tends to be better for those who still watch a significant percentage of liveTV. TiVo provides more features and options for recording, and tends to be better those that watch mostly recorded programming.
Originally Posted by fallingwater ...In short, TiVo is better than Moxi for watching (almost) everything timeshifted, while Moxi is better than TiVo for routinely watching a mix of live and timeshifted programming, as I do...
I have both Moxi and S3 TiVo and use both without CableCARDS as well as another S3 used with