Originally Posted by teeitup
Moxi.com website is now updated with the new Moxi Mate.
I found it amusing that Moxi actually used the following quote on the updated front page:
Introducing A Godsend, Moxi HD DVR. Engadget HD
Strangely enough, they didn't include a link to the full review on the front page like they did with the other 4 or 5 quotes. I wonder why?
Speaking of the EndgadgetHD review, I owe an apology to Ben D. I read the review when it first came out and completely dismissed it as just another "Tivo does everything better.." review from a Tivo fanboy. After using the Moxi for over a month, I have to admit Ben was 100% spot on with his criticisms. His "Too many clicks" complaint is my biggest gripe. They overly complicate the simplest of tasks, from changing the channel to recording the current channel. When I'm scrolling through the channel list and I stop at new channel and press OK, I expect Moxi to tune to that channel. Instead Moxi decides I need a submenu with a list of every possible action available. It was quaint the first time, now it's just plain annoying. I also have to agree with Ben about the utter lack of customizations available to the interface. Is it too much to ask to be able to change the channel list order from ascending to descending? Or sort the Recorded TV by date instead of alphabetical order? Can I please get rid of all the useless Main Menu Icons that I never use? Or at least move the Settings Icon over by the other frequently used items? It seems like no matter what I want to do with my Moxi, no matter what button I push, Moxi always dumps me on the exact opposite side of where I want to be. So I have to start the endless cycle of scrolling, scrolling and more scrolling. The only thing I didn't see eye to eye with on the Endgadget HD review was their odd hatred for the video preview window. Personally, it doesn't bother me too much.
I'm sorry this turned into a rant, but I really had high hopes for this Moxi. It sounded exactly like the DVR I had been searching for since I gave up on Tivo. The hardware really is a fantastic piece of equipment. It's a terrific looking box that runs whisper silent and stays remarkably cool. Add in a lightning fast interface and gorgeous HD display, Moxi could have actually been the World's Best DVR. Sadly, poor execution in the software wound up dragging it down to just another DVR.