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post #5281 of 6199
Well, it finally happened to me. Both drives in my two 3-tuner MOXI's failed. One would not even four finger press resurrect! I put a Hitachi Deskstar 3.5 Inch 3 TB CoolSpin SATA 6Gb/s drive into each of them given the success of a previous poster and successfully 4FP'ed them. They are working better than the original! No glitches or lag so far. Quieter than the original and I am not connecting external drives to improve storage.

I don't know what will happen if the server that allows the 4FP reload of the software is discontinued. Guess I'll have several expensive paperweights. However, for now I am still loving my whole house distributed video system and hopeful these drives will prove more robust than the standard OEMs.

I would never send a Moxi back for a drive change. Cheaper and easier to do yourself! Thank goodness someone found the 4 finger key press!!!
post #5282 of 6199
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Originally Posted by flyer57 View Post

Well, it finally happened to me. Both drives in my two 3-tuner MOXI's failed. One would not even four finger press resurrect! I put a Hitachi Deskstar 3.5 Inch 3 TB CoolSpin SATA 6Gb/s drive into each of them given the success of a previous poster and successfully 4FP'ed them. They are working better than the original! No glitches or lag so far. Quieter than the original and I am not connecting external drives to improve storage.

I don't know what will happen if the server that allows the 4FP reload of the software is discontinued. Guess I'll have several expensive paperweights. However, for now I am still loving my whole house distributed video system and hopeful these drives will prove more robust than the standard OEMs.

I would never send a Moxi back for a drive change. Cheaper and easier to do yourself! Thank goodness someone found the 4 finger key press!!!

Awesome .. do you mind updating the Moxi HD Replacement thread
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1303511
post #5283 of 6199
good news. g4l came through. i read a post in the middle of this topic stating g4l froze on him yet it still made a good backup. i then just set the option to shut down pc after cloning and although the monitor went grey @ 57%, the activity light still was telling me it was working and an hour later...the pc shut down. i now have a working backup minus recordings!! im going to play around w/ this some more.
post #5284 of 6199
Moxi "corp." has read to me the makes and models and dates of the hard drives I have installed, from the logs...and the dates were months apart which means Moxi "corp." keeps logs older than one week.

I had tested various hard drives, including an SSD and a 10,000 RPM server drive and the WD Green Drive (they eventually led to stuttering and reboots).

The Moxi boxes report the make and model numbers of the hard drive in the logs.

From everything reported in this forum, plus my long-term experience possessing 5 separate Moxi boxes, the odds are very high that if one needs warranty repair it will be due to a faulty hard drive. Realizing this, some of us have chosen to void the warranty and do our own hard drive replacement (since it is so easy to do).

And yes, all of us Moxi owners are truly hoping Moxi company never ever eliminates the four-finger-press feature.
post #5285 of 6199
tru. i dont think it'll go away because the last time my hdd died i called them and they sent me the ffp to try. i tried it both w/ their crappy hdd and then w/ my own...lol
post #5286 of 6199
Some food for thought here.....

If we are not sure how long the 4 finger press will be around, it would be wise to have a couple of backup Moxi drives lying around....

Just get a couple of drives with the sizes you want.. do the 4 finger press and keep it lying around.
post #5287 of 6199
if one were to have a main hdd and a backup hdd. could one do a recovery process on the backup drive and then put the original hdd and have it working as normal?
post #5288 of 6199
Yes. That is correct. I have two 500gb on standby.
post #5289 of 6199
@acaoacao: cool
post #5290 of 6199
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Originally Posted by acaoacao View Post

Some food for thought here.....

If we are not sure how long the 4 finger press will be around, it would be wise to have a couple of backup Moxi drives lying around....

Just get a couple of drives with the sizes you want.. do the 4 finger press and keep it lying around.

So I guess this would permit one (or two) more drive lifespans of MOXI function.....
post #5291 of 6199
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Originally Posted by flyer57 View Post

So I guess this would permit one (or two) more drive lifespans of MOXI function.....

How will one know, if the 4-finger function is ended, that swapping a hot drive in after not being used for say one year will work?
post #5292 of 6199
we know because it works now. all the hot swappable drive will have to do is d/l guide updates.
post #5293 of 6199
Hello Guys,

I have a question! Is Moxi out of business? I tried to buy a Moxi for the past 4 months and even try the website but no luck! Are they out of business?

Help Please.

Hector
post #5294 of 6199
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Originally Posted by akuma94080 View Post

Hello Guys,

I have a question! Is Moxi out of business? I tried to buy a Moxi for the past 4 months and even try the website but no luck! Are they out of business?

Help Please.

Hector

If you really, really want a Moxi and Mate place your bid, I personally would not, It does appear the Retail Moxi is dead, and has been on life support for over a year.

Moxi 3 Tuner High Definition DVR - 2 Room Bundle (NEW)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moxi-3-Tuner...-/300644295676
post #5295 of 6199
Arris (the owner of Moxi) is not out of business, but they are out of Moxis and won't be selling any more. They are in the cable industry business, not retail.

I would be very hesitant to buy a used Moxi at this point, who knows how long they'll keep the guide data around.
post #5296 of 6199
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Originally Posted by soldier1 View Post

well i received my mtr700 back in feb of this year and it has 1.37. i dont think you have a thing to worry about.

Just got 2 new TA's with 1.27 and I can't seem to get Charter Customer techsupport to understand they need to update the firmware.
post #5297 of 6199
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Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

If you really, really want a Moxi and Mate place your bid, I personally would not, It does appear the Retail Moxi is dead, and has been on life support for over a year.

Moxi 3 Tuner High Definition DVR - 2 Room Bundle (NEW)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moxi-3-Tuner...-/300644295676

My god that went for way more than it used to cost brand new. It's not like these are some kind of antiques that will appreciate with time.
post #5298 of 6199
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Originally Posted by almostinsane View Post

My god that went for way more than it used to cost brand new. It's not like these are some kind of antiques that will appreciate with time.

Maybe people still believe they are the best system around!
post #5299 of 6199
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Originally Posted by dronning View Post

Maybe people still believe they are the best system around!

supply and demand

no supply... and a surprising demand.


I still like my Moxi.... just schedule and it records... but when it dies... HTPC win 7 media center time
post #5300 of 6199
BTW.. hopefully you guys caught the news... the next XBOX may have DVR functions. It would be nice if it happens... I know many were hoping for Googe or Apple out with a DVR. .. but I would be happy with a microsoft DVR.. a nice extension of Windows 7 media center


http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech...nts-and-tv-too
post #5301 of 6199
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Originally Posted by dronning View Post

Just got 2 new TA's with 1.27 and I can't seem to get Charter Customer techsupport to understand they need to update the firmware.

try charter direct forums. its free to sign up and they were very helpful to me when i needed f/w update for internet modem. https://secure.dslreports.com/forum/charterdirect.
post #5302 of 6199
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Originally Posted by acaoacao View Post

BTW.. hopefully you guys caught the news... the next XBOX may have DVR functions. It would be nice if it happens... I know many were hoping for Googe or Apple out with a DVR. .. but I would be happy with a microsoft DVR.. a nice extension of Windows 7 media center


http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech...nts-and-tv-too

Yeah, but its that damn streaming functionality that makes that the Moxi so sweet.
post #5303 of 6199
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Originally Posted by Operon View Post

Yeah, but its that damn streaming functionality that makes that the Moxi so sweet.

I think Windows 7 Media Center can allow you to do streaming using XBOX 360..


plus.. I think Tivo is going to announce a streaming solution as well... you just have to pony up for three Tivo Lifetime Premere subscriptions.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/t...treaming-more/
post #5304 of 6199
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Originally Posted by acaoacao View Post

I think Windows 7 Media Center can allow you to do streaming using XBOX 360..


plus.. I think Tivo is going to announce a streaming solution as well... you just have to pony up for three Tivo Lifetime Premere subscriptions.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/t...treaming-more/

In addition, Dish has just announced its "Hopper/Joey" STB system. Clearly, their Moxi/Mate take on the video streaming paradigm. It seems that there's still a great deal of interest vis-a-vie consumer products that are put into the marketplace albeit at a trickle which convinces me that Moxi's approach to time shifting/distribution of broadcast video media is still a viable business model.

(from Dish's press release)
The main Hopper unit features:
Three satellite TV tuners
A two-terabyte hard drive for up to 2,000 hours of video entertainment
Up to 250 hours of HD or up to 1,000 hours of SD user recordings
Bluetooth for linking to devices such as wireless headphones
Picture-in-picture for watching any two channels simultaneously
post #5305 of 6199
Moxi's master/slave solution is still great - it's really the main reason I bought it.

Tivo is also releasing a Mate-type box (Preview) although it's unclear whether it will ever make it to retail, much less what the pricing will be.
post #5306 of 6199
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Originally Posted by todd_j_derr View Post

Moxi's master/slave solution is still great - it's really the main reason I bought it.

Me too. The 3 room bundle was 1000. It has a 30 month payback period when compared to the FIOS solution plus I got more space (at the time of purchase). I hope that the guide service is available and the setup will last a longtime assuming I can replace the hard drive.
post #5307 of 6199
Check this out:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/10/c...nder-hands-on/

It uses Win7 embedded, 6 tuners, and extenders. No word on price, but hopefully cheaper than the comparable Moxi bundles were. I just bought a 2TB hard drive to install in my 3-tuner Moxi; maybe I will wait to see when this Ceton product might ship.

Mark
post #5308 of 6199
I was just going to post the same link. That does look impressive.
post #5309 of 6199
Wow. If Centon can pull it off that would be great. It might be every thing I want in a dvr!
post #5310 of 6199
Man... I re-read the article again and I am drooling over it. if centon price this at 499 and extenders at 99 it will take over the dvr market
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