Originally posted by sgtjim
What is the difference between a Moxi and a Motorola BMC unit as it relates to the Comcast order? Are they different names for the same box?
I have three answers for you.
The short answer is: no difference. They are two names for the same box.
If you have the time, here's the long answer:Moxi
is the brand under which Digeo markets our Media Center products. These products consist of hardware reference designs, software, and back-end services. We've licensed our HW reference design to Motorola. They use their own branding on the product. They build it and sell it to cable operators as a Motorola Broadband Media Center (BMC). So their official product name is Motorola BMC9012 with Moxi
. the "12" at the end means 1 room, 2 tuners.
Later this year, they will introduce the Motorola BMC9022D with Moxi
2 rooms, 2 tuners, DVD/CD drive. The initial Comcast order is for the 9012 (one-room version). (Both models are HD.)
But the third answer is the one you should out look for if you want to get the service: Comcast will offer the product as Comcast DVR, Powered by Moxi
. Charter will market it as Charter DVR with Moxi
. Adelphia will market it as Adelphia DVR with Moxi
In our literature, we refer to it as Moxi Media Center, rather than DVR, because our vision for the product goes far beyond recording TV shows and embraces multiple media types and the notion of a central server that can share content throughout the home.