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post #5851 of 6199
Yeah... I've actually had both for a while; now that TiVo finally has the equivalent of the Mate I'm going to switch completely.
post #5852 of 6199
I switched last summer around July. I have been really happy. Too bad that Arris pulled the moxi from the retail market.
post #5853 of 6199
If anyone is selling a moxi dvr and a moxi mate for a good price let me know you can pm me am interested!
post #5854 of 6199
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Originally Posted by titua1915 View Post

If anyone is selling a moxi dvr and a moxi mate for a good price let me know you can pm me am interested!
Look a few posts above you by todd_j_derr
post #5855 of 6199
After replacing my original HD that lasted about three years with a 1.5 gig and losing my warranty, I've ended up with a lot of storage space but an issue.

Spanish. I don't speak it, but sometimes my audio comes in... in Spanish. Channels I've gotten for years are now in Espanol. If I go to Info and Language, it sometimes says English and Spanish. Sometimes it says English twice. And in both cases, even if I switch from one feed to another, it's still Spanish.

If I spoke Spanish, this wouldn't annoy me.

Any thoughts on a solution to this problem?
post #5856 of 6199
What is available today that would replace a moxi? Want similiar capabilities just in a newer item. Cable capable, with cable card and with an HD DVR capability.

Do not want to rent one or use TIvo.

What is avialable today?
post #5857 of 6199
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Originally Posted by AMMO View Post

What is available today that would replace a moxi? Want similiar capabilities just in a newer item. Cable capable, with cable card and with an HD DVR capability.

Do not want to rent one or use TIvo.

What is avialable today?

TiVo.

The End.
post #5858 of 6199
Surely there must be other options?eek.gif
post #5859 of 6199
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Originally Posted by AMMO View Post

Surely there must be other options?eek.gif

Unless you plan on building a HTPC network. Nope.
post #5860 of 6199
Windows Media center, Silicon Dust or Ceton Cablecard tuner and Xbox 360 and/or Ceton Media center extenders.
post #5861 of 6199
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Originally Posted by AMMO View Post

What is available today that would replace a moxi? Want similiar capabilities just in a newer item. Cable capable, with cable card and with an HD DVR capability.
Do not want to rent one or use TIvo. What is avialable today?
Have you look here first??;
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460149/updated-list-of-consumer-available-dvrs-available-in-the-us/0_60
post #5862 of 6199
And when he does, the answer won't change for Cablecard devices.
post #5863 of 6199
I'm having problems with my Moxi Mate lately. It will not play video properly, it stutters and almost appears as if it's in a frame by frame mode if it plays at all. I have this same problem whether I'm watching live tv or something that's recorded.I've rebooted the mate and reset my network without any luck. Now recently I've had to replace my external drive fro my Moxi. The main unit appears to be working fine so I am just wondering if my Mate is crapping out. Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
post #5864 of 6199
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Originally Posted by NickyD View Post

I'm having problems with my Moxi Mate lately. It will not play video properly, it stutters and almost appears as if it's in a frame by frame mode if it plays at all. I have this same problem whether I'm watching live tv or something that's recorded.I've rebooted the mate and reset my network without any luck. Now recently I've had to replace my external drive fro my Moxi. The main unit appears to be working fine so I am just wondering if my Mate is crapping out. Any help will be appreciated, thanks.

Interesting. I hope someone with a better understanding will chime in. I had a similar experience when our equipment (two 3-tuner Moxis, two Mates) was new: the Moxi in the living room was unable to receive recorded content streamed from the bedroom Moxi. After a bunch of troubleshooting, Moxi tech support decided to replace the living room Moxi, and all has been well since -- as I recall, I didn't get an explanation about what part of the Moxi was the problem. You can read my initial post here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1095015/moxi-hd-dvr/3060#post_18622136

If you've not already done so, you might want to try the suggestions posted in response to my post. For instance, it might be worth trying to swap the network cabling you're using for the Mate.
post #5865 of 6199
Thanks sslund, I'll give those tips a try.
post #5866 of 6199
Video Bruce:
Thanks, I'm familiar with that link and if you notice I have been on AVS since 2001. I'm not intrested in an HTPC yet but was hoping another option was available.
Probably should have ketp my LG LST-3410A, it didn't have a cable card and now that the guides are going away the attraction is even less but at least I could always set recordings by time and channel. Well here's hoping the Moxi last a long time.

Thanks for all your inputs.
post #5867 of 6199
One of my Moxi's recently died. I did the HD swap and it lasted for a couple weeks and started getting blocky and freezing up again. It was a WD HDD that was meant for DVR usage (I bought it about a year ago for an HTPC build that never happened).

Now I am thinking of just taking the cablecard from that Moxi DVR and getting a Ceton INfiniTV instead, but until they work something out with microsoft to get the MCE's working with Windows 8, that's a problem as well as I really don't want to buy an xbox for every room in the house frown.gif

I do still have one other Moxi DVR that is working correctly, and an extra Moxi Mate.

I read earlier that Google TV works well with the MOxi DVR. But does anyone know if it works also with the Moxi Mates? A Moxi Mate + Google TV may work temporarily in my living room until I bite the bullet and just swap out all my Moxi equipment for Tivo (or Ceton gets their extenders working again, whatever comes first).
post #5868 of 6199
for those with a 3tb hdd: can you pm your amount of hd hours, sd hours, and your percentage used. its said that only 2tb is recognized but its time for some calculations. thx.
Edited by dz2k - 3/28/13 at 6:11am
post #5869 of 6199
Arris' MOXI website offers support for out-of-warranty MOXIs for $250 so I sent them a message from the website and also left a phone message as the website directs. (Pdf document is slow to load.) It's been almost a week with no response.

I'll try again but if Arris turns out to be a deadend, I'll re-offer my MOXI with the b.o. HDD to videobruce (and the other guy) for a hundred bucks, including shipping (but no Mate).

I bought an upgraded MOXI on eBay and then fell into a good deal on a Mate. Both should be arriving today! Also bought a 2 year extended warranty on the MOXI (not the Mate) from a SquareTrade promo offer.
post #5870 of 6199
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Originally Posted by fallingwater View Post

Arris' MOXI website offers support for out-of-warranty MOXIs for $250 so I sent them a message from the website and also left a phone message as the website directs. (Pdf document is slow to load.) It's been almost a week with no response.

I'll try again but if Arris turns out to be a deadend, I'll re-offer my MOXI with the b.o. HDD to videobruce (and the other guy) for a hundred bucks, including shipping (but no Mate).

I bought an upgraded MOXI on eBay and then fell into a good deal on a Mate. Both should be arriving today! Also bought a 2 year extended warranty on the MOXI (not the Mate) from a SquareTrade promo offer.

I contacted them a few weeks ago about a broken DVR and they did get back to me but it took about a week. Only communicate via email, no more phone support. Every time I replied it would take a day or more to get a reply back from them. Extremely annoying.

They offered me the $250 deal to get a refurbished Moxi since mine was out of warranty. I was not happy with that offer at all. Why should I pay $250 for an outdated device that will never again see a software/feature update when for the same price I could get a brand new Tivo Premier 4. I went back and forth with them a bit, trying to convince them to let me purchase one of the newer Moxi units that are only offered to cable companies. They are still cablecard based units so they should work with anything, but they wouldn't do it of course.

I wound up swapping the hard drive to one recommended in the HD swap thread and getting a vizio co-star to go along with it, and all is working fine for now and I still spent less then the $250 they were asking.
post #5871 of 6199
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Originally Posted by Goanna View Post

I wound up swapping the hard drive to one recommended in the HD swap thread and getting a vizio co-star to go along with it, and all is working fine for now and I still spent less then the $250 they were asking.
Did the four-finger press work?
post #5872 of 6199
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Originally Posted by Goanna View Post

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Originally Posted by fallingwater View Post

...If Arris turns out to be a deadend, I'll re-offer my MOXI with the b.o. HDD to videobruce (and the other guy) for a hundred bucks, including shipping (but no Mate).

I bought an upgraded MOXI on eBay and then fell into a good deal on a Mate. Both should be arriving today! Also bought a 2 year extended warranty on the MOXI (not the Mate) from a SquareTrade promo offer.

I contacted them a few weeks ago about a broken DVR and they did get back to me but it took about a week. Only communicate via email, no more phone support. Every time I replied it would take a day or more to get a reply back from them. Extremely annoying.

They offered me the $250 deal to get a refurbished Moxi since mine was out of warranty. I was not happy with that offer at all. Why should I pay $250 for an outdated device that will never again see a software/feature update when for the same price I could get a brand new Tivo Premier 4. I went back and forth with them a bit, trying to convince them to let me purchase one of the newer Moxi units that are only offered to cable companies. They are still cablecard based units so they should work with anything, but they wouldn't do it of course.

I wound up swapping the hard drive to one recommended in the HD swap thread and getting a vizio co-star to go along with it, and all is working fine for now and I still spent less then the $250 they were asking.

Thanks for the info. It's good to know that Arris is slow but still there. Probably the main reason I'd spend $250 is that I don't have to. If it wasn't for the 'entropy' that Arris' policy places on out-of-warranty MOXIs I'd have bought the 2 Gb pre-formatted HDD that has been (and still is) listed on eBay.

From what I've read FFP can be a hassle; it apparently works great for some but not everyone. I buy these gadgets to watch TV, not to fiddle with fixing them. I'd rather sell a MOXI with b.o. HDD but in otherwise great shape at a low price and let someone else deal with how best and cheapest to fix it.

TiVo sells a great product, but I'm disappointed that the 2 tuner Premiere isn't compatible with the Mini and doesn't have as good an OTA tuner as the S3. I may have bought my last TiVo unless they come out with a Mini compatible 3 or 4 tuner Premiere with OTA tuner as good as the S3s.

MOXI is cable only of course but its channel mapping feature enables getting Limited Basic cable in a second room without paying an additional $8.75 monthly for an 'Additional Outlet'.

(Postman just delivered the 2 Gb MOXI and Mate!)
post #5873 of 6199
@Shmoodog - If the show you are watching is in spanish and it should be in english follow these steps:

1. While watching the show, click info on your remote control to bring up the flipbar.
2. Under the options listed - choose "language".
3. It might be selected as "unknown" or "spanish" (orange box checkmark).
4. Choose "english".
5. After the new selection, the audio should be fixed.

I know it is annoying, but this should fix your issue.
post #5874 of 6199
Does anyone use the "IR Out" jack on the Moxi? I'm just curious in what applications you would use this. An "IR In" jack would seem to make more sense.
post #5875 of 6199
torres2005 has discovered a new method to clone hdd with easeus disk copy (easeus.com/disk-copy/)! The gui may be less confusing for some than g4l. steps are in the hard drive replacement thread.
Edited by dz2k - 4/23/13 at 11:42am
post #5876 of 6199
This is an interesting development:

http://ir.arrisi.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=87823&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1807670

Text:

ARRIS Acquires Motorola Home: Creates Premier Video Delivery and Broadband Technology Company

Powerful Combination Transforms Industry, Accelerates Innovation
SUWANEE, Ga., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced that it completed its acquisition of the Motorola Home business from a subsidiary of Google Inc. This combination will enable ARRIS to transform how service and content providers deliver entertainment and communications. ARRIS paid Google approximately $2.2 billion in cash and issued Google 10.6 million shares of its common stock in connection with the transaction.

The cash portion of the consideration was funded through syndicated debt financing and the sale by ARRIS of 10.6 million ARRIS shares to Comcast Corporation. As a result of these securities transactions, Google and Comcast each hold approximately 7.7% of ARRIS' currently outstanding shares.

"This acquisition creates a global player in video delivery and broadband technology. We are combining the industry's top experts and technologies to create a powerful solution for the entire multiscreen delivery chain – from network infrastructure, to transport, to user experience," said Bob Stanzione, Chairman and CEO of ARRIS. "The new ARRIS has the expertise to transform the industry."

The company will be led by a management team of top executives with unrivaled experience from both companies. These leaders have a proven track record for pioneering many of the industry's most significant transformations to date, and bring with them deep customer relationships and industry expertise.

As previously announced, ARRIS will release first quarter 2013 financial results after the market close on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. ARRIS management will also conduct a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT on the same day to discuss these results. More information about this conference call can be found on ARRIS Investor Relations website:
http://ir.arrisi.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=87823&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1804842&highlight=

About ARRIS
ARRIS is a premier video and broadband technology company that transforms how service providers worldwide deliver entertainment and communications without boundaries. Its powerful end-to-end platforms enable service and content providers to improve the way people connect – with each other and with their favorite content. The Company's vision and expertise continue to drive the industry's innovations, as they have for more than 60 years. Headquartered north of Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, ARRIS has R&D, sales and support centers throughout the world. For more information: www.arrisi.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and related public disclosures contain forward looking statements. These statements include, among others, statements concerning future performance of ARRIS following the completion of the acquisition of the Motorola Home Business and ARRIS' ability to achieve the expected strategic benefits and synergies. Statements regarding future events are based on the parties' current expectations. Actual results may differ materially from those suggested by any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are necessarily subject to associated risks related to, among other things, the retention of employees of Motorola Home Business and the ability of ARRIS to successfully integrate Motorola Home's opportunities, technology, personnel and operations. Other factors that could cause results to differ from current expectations include: the uncertain current economic climate and financial markets, and their impact on our customers' plans and access to capital: the impact of rapidly changing technologies; the impact of competition on product development and pricing; the ability of ARRIS to react to changes in general industry and market conditions; rights to intellectual property and the current trend toward increasing patent litigation, market trends and the adoption of industry standards; possible acquisitions and dispositions; and consolidations within the telecommunications industry of both the customer and supplier base. These factors are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company's business. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in ARRIS' reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. In providing forward-looking statements, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update publicly or otherwise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE ARRIS Group, Inc.
Bob Puccini, ARRIS Investor Relations, 720-895-7787, 720-480-2388 (mobile), bob.puccini@arrisi.com, Alex Swan, ARRIS Media Relations, 678-473-8327, 404-307-5485 (mobile), alex.swan@arrisi.com
post #5877 of 6199
tru. I believe this was brought up a while back but thanks for the detailed info!
Edited by dz2k - 4/23/13 at 11:48am
post #5878 of 6199
They bought the Motorola STB business, it's not like they're going back into retail. Arris only sells to cableCos.
post #5879 of 6199
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

They bought the Motorola STB business, it's not like they're going back into retail. Arris only sells to cableCos.

Well, I was thinking that might bode well for continued support of guide data, if they are going to assimilate and multiply across MSO's. My unit has paid for itself, so it is all gravy at this point.

Mark
post #5880 of 6199
Recording Problems!

I'm wondering if anyone has an input into the new wrinkle I've experienced? In addition to two Mates, we have two 3-tuner Moxis, and the problem is happening with both Moxis. Both Moxis have 40-50% or so storage space remaining. I emailed tech support Sunday night, but in spite of the "you'll have a response within 48 hours," I've heard nothing yet. As near as I can tell, the problem started last Thursday or Friday.

Over the weekend, I noticed quite a few shows that should have recorded didn't. Some shows had long been scheduled to record as Series, and some were individual episodes. AFAIK, there have been absolutely no changes to my cable channel lineup -- I confirmed by checking TWC's listing for my area as well as comparing guide data from the TWC HD box with the Moxi Program Guide. In the distant past, we had a couple of instances where episodes recorded that weren't the correct show because TWC switched some channels from east coast feeds to west coast feeds (or something like that), so the Moxi Program Guide had to be fixed by Tribune, something that was accomplished pretty quickly. So, that's something I checked to try to figure out the problem, and there doesn't seem to have been any change.

In trying to figure out the problem, the first thing I noticed was that the little channel logo icons (not sure what they're really called) in the Program Guide were newly MIA for several channels, although the guide data was still present & accurate. And, it just so happened that all the missing recordings were from channels with newly missing channel logo icons -- one was a SD/digital channel & the other five or so channels are HD. Other channels don't have channel logo icons, but some have always been missing, and I don't know about the rest because they aren't channels I pay any attention to.

Then, I went to Recorded TV Options, Series Options to make sure I hadn't lost my mind thinking shows I've been watching for several years were scheduled to record when they weren't. Nope -- my mind is intact, and the shows along with their associated recording options are correct. The channel logo icons are missing there as well. I don't know enough about how stuff works to understand why missing channel logo icons would cause recording failures when the correct actual channel and data still exists in the Program Guide. I forced a guide update -- nothing changed.

Finally, I went to the "Canceled and Deleted" section to look at why things on those six channels that should have recorded didn't. Without exception, they all had the explanation of "Not recorded (not aired)." What the heck?! It just so happened that when I was making my "let's play at troubleshooting" attempts, a show that should have been recording wasn't and showed as "not aired." I flipped to the channel and the correct show and episode were airing. Since then, there have been quite a few recording failures where I've been able to absolutely confirm that the shows did air. It seems those little channel logo icons trump the actual Program Guide data?

Since I first noticed the problem on Saturday AM, one of the MIA channel logo icons reappeared on its own (I think it was later Saturday or early Sunday), yet shows scheduled to record still failed to record with the erroneous "Not recorded (not aired)" explanation.

So, does anyone have any suggestions? Some of the individual episodes that failed to record in that time have since aired, and I was able to individually schedule them to record -- that seems to have been successful.

I thought about just deleting the scheduled Series and rescheduling them, but in addion to being a huge PITA, I don't know if I'd have to delete them again and reschedule them again when things get fixed on Moxi's -- or maybe Tribune's -- end? Plus, quite a few Series that I have scheduled to record are between seasons, so I wouldn't be able to set those up for a few months until episodes start airing again, so there's the distinct possibility that I could miss a lot.

Finally, I had another perhaps related, perhaps unrelated recording glitch Monday night. I have Revolution (NBC HD) scheduled to record as a series; it currently airs on Monday nights. The NBC HD channel is not one of those suffering from a MIA channel logo icon. Because I missed out on some of the initial episodes (which I subsequently watched elsewhere), the series was set to accept Repeats and keep 20 episodes or something like that. As some may know, last week's episode wasn't aired by NBC to provide special coverage of tragic bombing in Boston. In my market, the NBC affiliates chose to air reruns of Jeopardy or something like that. Since Revolution still showed in the Program Guide data, the Moxi recorded that hour, which was deleted that night. Flash forward to this Monday -- an hour or so before Revolution was to start, we were scrolling through the Program Guide. I noticed that Revolution didn't have the little circle to indicate it would record. WTF?! I hit "record this episode," and it did, but why wasn't it going to record as scheduled? I double-checked the Program Guide data, and it wasn't listed as a repeat (which shouldn't have mattered anyway) , so I just don't get it. I do know that the Moxi won't record a duplicate episode if it already has the episode recorded, but this wasn't the case. It looks like it will record as scheduled next Monday, but I'll be double-checking just in case. Or, maybe I'll just delete the Series recording and reschedule it -- that's early enough to do for one show -- but I'd like to understand what happened.

I'll appreciate any insight!
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