Moxi HD DVR with three, count 'em, three tuners
By Jeff Salton
November 25, 2009
It seems that these days one tuner just isn't enough in a DVR. While not as huge as Sony’s Type X digital recorder with seven tuners and 1TB of recording space, the Moxi HD DVR has three turners (which is one better than most other PVRs, including the TiVo). This means you can record two shows and watch another, or, be prepared for that very rare night on TV when there are three shows worth recording simultaneously. Hey, you can even play back a fourth show and watch that while all that recording is going on in the background. And there’s no monthly or lifetime service fees with Moxi units.
The Moxi comes with a 500GB internal hard drive for 75 hours of 1080 HD recording or 300 hours of standard definition programs, but it’s expandable - up to 6.5TB for approximately 1000 hours of HD recording (with an external eSATA drive).
The Moxi Menu gives access through MoxiNet to many Internet services, such as Rhapsody, Flickr and online video from Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube via DLNA server software such as PlayOn (currently provided at no charge) running on a PC. The system has remote and mobile browser scheduling to set recordings while away from home as well as Superticker - a ticker widget that provides weather, sports scores, and news along the bottom of the screen.
To take full advantage of recorded programs, the Moxi Mate unit (purchased separately or bundled with the PVR) allows for multi-room viewing.
Moxi has also reduced the price of its two-tuner and Moxi multi-room packages.
The two-tuner Moxi HD DVR sells for US$499. The “Two-room bundle” - three-tuner Moxi HD DVR plus one Moxi Mate - US$799. “Three-room bundle” - three-tuner Moxi HD DVR plus two Moxi Mates - US$999. Sold separately, the Moxi Mate costs US$299.