Last week I was doing some research for work and saw a brand of DVRs called Moxi. At first I figure, “oh, another TiVo knockoff?” and thought I would read dig a little further into this. I wound up being surprised by the fact that you actually can buy and use it without a subscribing to a service. This is the first service that I have ever heard about offering this kind of deal and while it does require a bigger upfront cost and a cable card, it does end up saving you money in the long run.
They only have one model that features 3 tuners, but you can buy their Moxi Mate, which would allow other rooms to access your main DVR. The actual device cost at $599.00, which I do realize that is steep-but it does support online scheduling and access online services like Hulu without buy software. It does do more than just your typical DVR does, besides supporting streaming onto TV-you can also record up to 3 shows at one time. Here are some of the DVR specs.
- 500 GB storage that can hold up to 75 hours of HiDef TV or 300 hours of standard TV broadcast
- 1000 DMIPS dual MIPS32®–bit core
- 3D graphic engine
- 512 MB RAM
- 32 MB Flash memory
- Supports Up 6TB e-SATA external hard drive
- Ethernet port
- eSATA port
- Front panel controls
Pretty advanced and nifty, or at least in my own opinion it is. I think this product could change the way we use our TV’s and even home media. I wish I knew about it much sooner! You can buy it at Moxi.com