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post #5971 of 6201
iStumbler is a good tool to use to identify channel usage if you have Mac. Really though, unless you live in close proximity to many neighborhood houses or apartments then channels clashing won't affect the signal too much.

The only thing I can suggest is the most laborious. The usual practice of disconnecting everything to rule out the problem. Especially if you are using network switches. The only way to rule out a hardware fault is to plug the Moxis straight into the router and keep them active for a day or two before attempting to reconnect everything else. Something you have probably not wanted to resort to.

Don't rule out the switches being at fault. Especially if both Moxis are running through one unit. Apart from the software glitch my Linksys 600n hardware has been fairly solid for five years, but I've had to replace network switches since then. Currently using D-link 1008G's.
post #5972 of 6201
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Originally Posted by tveli View Post

hello bootmanheadfi.
the cablecard was free - I was trying to get "digital economy" package working. isn't the first cablecard always free? mine just never worked. so i returned it..
I had cablecard problems... Mediacom.... cablecard worked for a couple years then quit... new one worked for a couple weeks, then quit... another new one wouldn't work at all... cable people, both in person and on the phone, said the problem was my Moxi....

I somehow wound up talking to a Mediacom guy in OH whose entire job was cablecards... he said he had had such a job for various providers over the years... and that cablecards were always kinda iffy, no matter what you were putting them in... that sometimes you needed to try 4 or 5 before you would find one that would "stick"... this tidbit was very helpful to me, because the local cable people were trying to tell me that problem was that my Moxi was toast... based on what that 1 guy said, I just went to the local Mediacom office and signed out all 3 cablecards the lady had in her desk... one of them was just dead, one of them somehow would not work, but the 3rd one was the charm... been working for several months now... thank God I had talked to that guy on the phone, or else they would have sincerely-but-erroneously misled me into thinking the problem was the Moxi when it wasn't....
post #5973 of 6201
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

iStumbler is a good tool to use to identify channel usage if you have Mac. Really though, unless you live in close proximity to many neighborhood houses or apartments then channels clashing won't affect the signal too much.

 

I had interference from cell phone box (home phone) and wireless base phone right next to my router, People who experience slow router might do well to at least TRY changing the router's channel manually to 1, 6 or 11... it's really EASY!

 

Also, if your router is set for auto-select and you can SEE what channel it's using, you'll only see what channel it's using at that time but not the channel it might switch to from time to time because it's set to do that. Setting manually sets the router for only that channel, which is one you can confirm is good or bad yourself in the environment around it.

 

P.S. My router's still next to home phone box and wireless base phone but now humming along on manual channel 6!


Edited by wajo - 8/15/13 at 7:09am
post #5974 of 6201

He y'all:

 

Does anyone know if the moxi HD dvr(3T for me) works with Verizon Fios? If so, what do i need to do to make it work right?

Is the PQ comparable or better than TWC?

 

I'm moving into an area where i have a choice of FIOS or TWC and really want to try out FIOS for its higher speeds...

 

 

Thanks,

David

post #5975 of 6201
I have not used TWC for HD cable so I can't speak for their quality. I can say FIOS absolutely blows away Uverse's PQ. The internet speed is really fast too.
post #5976 of 6201
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

He y'all:

Does anyone know if the moxi HD dvr(3T for me) works with Verizon Fios? If so, what do i need to do to make it work right?
Is the PQ comparable or better than TWC?

Yes it works with FiOS. Moxi will work with any CableCARD provider.

FiOS quality can in no way be worse than TWC. There is really no reason to go with TWC at all, especially if you need a tuning adapter to use TWC in your area.
post #5977 of 6201
Sometimes when I am watching a DVR'ed show and I use the skip ahead to jump forward 30 seconds the Moxi locks up and I have to power-cycle it and then it is fine. I had this problem with the original 500GB drive and I have it with the new 1TB drive. Anyone else ever see this issue?
Edited by DigitalKnight - 8/23/13 at 2:56am
post #5978 of 6201
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Originally Posted by Shay View Post

I have not used TWC for HD cable so I can't speak for their quality. I can say FIOS absolutely blows away Uverse's PQ. The internet speed is really fast too.

 

That's great and nice to know. Thankssmile.gif!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

He y'all:

Does anyone know if the moxi HD dvr(3T for me) works with Verizon Fios? If so, what do i need to do to make it work right?
Is the PQ comparable or better than TWC?

Yes it works with FiOS. Moxi will work with any CableCARD provider.

FiOS quality can in no way be worse than TWC. There is really no reason to go with TWC at all, especially if you need a tuning adapter to use TWC in your area.

Thanks Vision ... guess i'll have to return their TA and M-Card when I move to a FIOS area?

post #5979 of 6201
Well if you don't return the equipment you can't cancel TWC.

The tuning adapter is a complete hack for a cableco that didn't bother to increase their infrastructure capacity. Without it should improve your Moxi performance because you won't have to wait for signal lock when changing channels. FiOS won't fail to acquire channels either.

It also means if your Moxi dies you won't be stuck with the abysmal Navigator boxes of TWC either.
post #5980 of 6201
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Originally Posted by DigitalKnight View Post

Sometimes when I am watching a DVR'ed show and I use the skip ahead to jump forward 30 seconds the Moxi locks up and I have to power-cycle it and then it is fine. I had this problem with the original 500GB drive and I have it with the new 1TB drive. Anyone else ever see this issue?

The only time I had issues like that it was a drive failure, but the point at which the recording locked up was always the same. It didn't fix the recording by rebooting.
post #5981 of 6201
I wish it were that simple!

I know of that fix, but sometimes the language menu shows two english variations and sometimes it shows english and spanish. Even when I switch it does nothing to fix the issue. It's something "more" than that.

Bueller?
post #5982 of 6201
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Well if you don't return the equipment you can't cancel TWC.

The tuning adapter is a complete hack for a cableco that didn't bother to increase their infrastructure capacity. Without it should improve your Moxi performance because you won't have to wait for signal lock when changing channels. FiOS won't fail to acquire channels either.

It also means if your Moxi dies you won't be stuck with the abysmal Navigator boxes of TWC either.

 

Will the menu change when I switch to FIOS? I hope not or should I hope so?

 

Since the channel numbers change (and probably their frequencies), will I have to reprogram my series shows all over again? I have about 45 of them or so.

post #5983 of 6201
The only thing that will change is the channel numbers and list of channels you get. As for the season recordings I have no idea. You will find out if Moxi is smart enough to recognize channel IDs and figure it out. I can't remember the last time something in the lineup was moved here and what happened.
post #5984 of 6201

Does the M-Card belongs to them as well or can I take it with me?

post #5985 of 6201
Well one of my Moxis started having issues...

It continually locks up on the starting Moxi services screen. This is after frequent lock ups and reboots over the past few weeks. Moxi wants 250 to repair. Is this a HArd drive issue? Anyone ever have any problems like this.
post #5986 of 6201
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Does the M-Card belongs to them as well or can I take it with me?
Give the cable card back to the cable company. It belongs to them.
post #5987 of 6201
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Since the channel numbers change (and probably their frequencies), will I have to reprogram my series shows all over again? I have about 45 of them or so.
I would guess that that the moxi associates the series to the channel name not the number. You might run into stuff like HBO is labeled slightly different between FIOS and the other cable company. which might require to create it.
post #5988 of 6201
sounds like the hdd is starting to go poof on ya. then again, last time I had the constant reboots and contacted tech support..it seems they somehow fixed it as I don't have that anymore. I would wait until it gets stuck "checking hard drive."
post #5989 of 6201

Who has a better HD picture and why, TWC or Verizon FIOS?

post #5990 of 6201
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Who has a better HD picture and why, TWC or Verizon FIOS?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/590208/verizon-fios-hdtv
post #5991 of 6201

Nice referral vision ... thanks!

post #5992 of 6201
Just got FIOS to replace TWC with my Moxi. Picture quality far superior. FIOS does not compress it signal. Makes for much better video quality.

Three questions though, maybe someone has ideas:

1) Have a Samsung 8000 Smart TV and trying to configure remote with FIOS/Moxi. It will only accept a Motorola STB when FIOS selected. How can I get my Samsung remote on the Smart TV to operate the Moxi? Has anybody done it?

2) Watching DVR of Suits on last week's episode which I saw live on Cablevision. Noticing that the curse words are censored out. Is this done by FIOS routinely of does it relate to the USA network feed they have? Can I get around it?

3) Not sure what picture type to tell my Moxi for the Samsung? 1080p 25 mhz or 30 mhz (or 1080i or 720 p)?
post #5993 of 6201
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Originally Posted by pgershon View Post

1) Have a Samsung 8000 Smart TV and trying to configure remote with FIOS/Moxi. It will only accept a Motorola STB when FIOS selected. How can I get my Samsung remote on the Smart TV to operate the Moxi? Has anybody done it?

The F8000 doesn't use the remote blaster as far as I know but the menu system should be the same as that of my F5500 I bought a few months back. I just manually entered "Moxi" in the device setup for the universal remote. Try ignoring any simplified auto setting and find a manual setup option for STBs.

edit: After selecting service provider the setup will try to automatically set the box, choose "no" when asked if it works and then search by model number. Don't enter a number just type in "Moxi".

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3) Not sure what picture type to tell my Moxi for the Samsung? 1080p 25 mhz or 30 mhz (or 1080i or 720 p)?

I set 720 and 1080i/p. Better to use the native broadcast signal of the networks than be upscaling or downscaling. Try both mhz settings. I leave those active and let the TV decide the refresh rate based on the signal. There is nothing broadcast on TWC in 1080p but FiOS may differ. Some of the Moxi menus/media can use it from what I've seen but I rarely use those.
Edited by VisionOn - 9/2/13 at 8:30pm
post #5994 of 6201
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

The F8000 doesn't use the remote blaster as far as I know but the menu system should be the same as that of my F5500 I bought a few months back. I just manually entered "Moxi" in the device setup for the universal remote. Try ignoring any simplified auto setting and find a manual setup option for STBs.

edit: After selecting service provider the setup will try to automatically set the box, choose "no" when asked if it works and then search by model number. Don't enter a number just type in "Moxi".
I set 720 and 1080i/p. Better to use the native broadcast signal of the networks than be upscaling or downscaling. Try both mhz settings. I leave those active and let the TV decide the refresh rate based on the signal. There is nothing broadcast on TWC in 1080p but FiOS may differ. Some of the Moxi menus/media can use it from what I've seen but I rarely use those.

You think case matters? I tried typing "moxi" a few times and nothing came up.
post #5995 of 6201
Try upper case "M". I forget exactly what worked.

I was surprised it came up in the suggestions when I did it.
post #5996 of 6201
It did not work with upper case M either
post #5997 of 6201
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Originally Posted by pgershon View Post

It did not work with upper case M either

My moxi works just fine with my F8000, all I did was type in moxi (all small letters) in the search box and hit select and it works just fine. i have the moxi set at 1080i.
post #5998 of 6201
Long shot solution, make sure the firmware is up to date. My Samsung worked out of the box, but you never know.
post #5999 of 6201
Where is the Problem?

OK, this is a new one on me & I don't know what tree to start shaking to get a fix.

M-F, I record or watch a show on an HD channel (715 - The CW or KSKN) while I torture myself on the treadmill. I generally don't get started until about a quarter past the hour so I don't have to suffer through commercials.

Today, there is a completely different channel on both Moxi boxes & the Guide still shows KSKN -- no clue what this new channel is. Thinking perhaps there was something up with The CW, I checked the SD channel (15), and The CW is still there. Then, I thought maybe TWC had changed something, but the Guide still shows that KSKN should still be on 715. Additionally, the correct channel & show info appears in the TWC cable box, and the correct show is airing when I tune to 715 through the cable box.

I tried calling Moxi but I had to leave a voice mail because everyone was busy helping other customers or something like that.

I don't understand the technical aspects of this stuff, but it seems to me the problem may be with the cable cards (we have two 3-tuner Moxis & the issue appeared with both sometime between 2 PM yesterday & 1 PM today) . . . but I haven't a clue as to how the TWC CCs would be getting a completely different channel than the TWC cable box?

Any suggestions/thoughts?

TIA,
Saundra
post #6000 of 6201
Saundra,

It sounds like the channel moved frequencies and the moxi has not gotten the update, or the tuning adapter is amiss if that is SDV channel. Can you tune the channel manually on the moxi?
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