There’s a new Linux box at my house, and it’s connected to the TV set. It’s a Moxi.
It does the TiVo-like things, such as recording one program while you watch another, and “season pass” type recording, and pausing live TV, etc. It’s also got a nice looking UI that is pretty darn usable. (Oh, and from what I hear the Moxi is cool because it can do it’s jazz in high def.)
I’ve not spent a ton of time with it yet, but so far I’m liking it. The main reason I never bought a Tivo was because I didn’t want to have to buy a device and then pay each month for service. So the Moxi is owned by my cable company (just like my cable modem is) and I’m just renting it. It’s a trade off I guess, but it’s one I’m comfortable with right now.
I’m excited to see what sort of tricks the Moxi has up it’s firmware. I suppose the Moxi FAQ and Moxi Tips will be quite useful. Oh, there’s also a bit on PVRblog about Moxi, and Engadget has Moxi stories too, and I’m sure much more… Isn’t the intraweb great?