Moxi adds multi-room support

Moxi adds multi-room support

The Emmy award-winning Moxi DVR from Diego can now playback recorded HD content to a second room with the new Moxi Mate.

The Moxi HD DVR is a third-party cable set-top receiver with a simple user interface, and many other features, like video streaming from Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, photos from Flickr, and Rhapsody music. The 500GB hard drive stores up to 75 hours of HD content.

The Moxi Mate is a small set-top box that can playback the recorded content, as well as stream the internet video.

You can buy the Moxi HD DVR for $799 with no monthly subscription fee (unlike TiVo), and the Moxi Mate is $399, or you can buy them both together for $999.

moxi-mate

What I would like to see is the HD DVR sharing content, otherwise the Mate is only good in a room you would otherwise not have a cable box in. However you can watch basic cable real time, and recorded shows on the Moxi so it is still a cool feature.

Moxi is more expensive than TiVo initially, so look at the different features and see what works best for you. Their strongest hand is the user interface. It is probably the best interface I’ve ever seen, but this is subjective.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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