Originally posted by DDisney
I don't know about archiving (except short term of course) but doesn't the proposed Moxi offer the whole house networking? I think the UI should also be much improved. I really hate the TV Guide interface with ads plastered all over the place.
I saw a lot of information on Moxi last year, but have not heard much lately. However, what I saw looked great! Moxi is where I first saw whole house networking and was immediately hooked on the idea, especially since the underlying OS was Linux. The downsides are that you have to purchase equipment, would need to subscribe to a guide system over the internet, and it would not interact with the cable company in any way, i.e. VOD and PPV. On the upside, you would be able to purchase PPV over the internet in a later version and could expect less advertisements since you are paying for the hardware and information.
Since I have not heard much about Moxi in the last six months, I would guess they have either folded, or are regrouping to work with either cable or satellite. If anyone knows more about the status of Moxi, I would appreciate you posting the information.
As for archiving, this has been a lunch table topic for several of us. Though no definite information has been leaked, we speculate the first versions will allow you to move (not copy) the file to another data store and the moved version will be keyed based on the hardware. This would allow users to store files for a longer time, but would prevent us from viewing it on any other box. Then as DVR's become more popular, you will see companies test the parameters which will eventually lead to law suits and inevitably more defined and unrestricted fair-use rules. Like I said, this is pure speculation and there are no facts or rumors to support these ideas.