Originally posted by kelliot
... Is it the firmware or the provider?
It's a combination. (BTW: a Moxi software update entails much more than firmware. see below)
Moxi software is upgraded in a series of releases that provide enhancements, new features, bug fixes, etc. Within each release there are a number of optional applications. Applications can be entitled individually, just like various premium channels (HBO, Starz, etc.). Some of them may be entitled with the basic DVR package, others as premium options. It's up to each cable provider to determine which of these applications to enable--and when.
So, where do things stand now? Charter and Adelphia are currently in the process of upgrading subscribers from version 2 of Moxi software to version 3. (Easy ways to tell them apart: Version 2 has no HDTV filter in the Moxi menu; the Flip Bar shows only the current program. Version 3 has the HD filter; the Flip Bar shows the current show plus the next three shows.) Pretty soon, all new subscribers will start out on version 3.More than firmware:
In older set top boxes, there was no hard drive, so all software had to be downloaded directly into silicon components--this combination of HW and SW is known as firmware. The BMC9012 has a hard disk drive that not only stores recorded TV, but stores most of our software. In that way it's much more like a PC or Mac. Some cable DVRs have a model where firmware is provided by the HW manufacturer and other providers supply the application software. With Moxi, all of the software comes from Digeo, so we provide it as a unified offering. We don't announce firmware updates as separate from the rest of the software. Just think of it as a new software version.)