One DVR; Multi-room Access

Digeo, makers of the Moxi HD-DVR set-top box (only available to digital cable subscribers) has released the Moxi Mate, as a companion piece. The Moxi Mate enables multi-room access to video content from a connected Moxi HD-DVR as well as PCs and other devices connected on a wired or wireless in-home network. The unit will carry an MSRP of $399, though for a limited time you can purchase it for $199.

The Moxi Mate will access all recorded content stored on the central Moxi HD DVR plus it will also play media files available from the home network and the Internet on any TV throughout the house. Supporting files include digital music, digital photos, and home movie formats (SD and HD). This eliminates the need for consumers to purchase multiple DVRs and pay additional fees for each device,

If you do not already own a Moxi HD-DVR, the company has bundled the DVR and multi-room device together for $999, a $200 savings compared to purchasing them separately. For existing Moxi HD DVR customers, Diego is offering a special $199 price on a separate Moxi Mate for a limited time.

The Moxi HD DVR is compatible with an add-on LaCie 4 Quadar 6TB hard drive for extra storage. The storage device will record 12 times the HD programming previously available, for up to 1,000 hours of HD recording. The Moxi system now supports connections of external e-SATA hard drives that are PVR capable.