When the Diego Moxi PVR debuted at CES in 2002 they quickly gathered praise from all corners and were by all accounts destined for big things. Then, nothing. When the CEO stepped down a little over a month after that same CES, the press were quick to declare the company DOA. I don't blame them, I hadn't heard of them in the nearly 3 years since that CES and kind of figured they had gone the way of DivX DVDs. As it turns out, the Moxi is not dead.
According to Daily Wireless the Moxi, which is only available to cable companies, got picked up by BendBroadband of OR. They are the fifth operator to carry the Moxi, after Adelphia, Comcast, Sunflower Broadband (they're in Kansas, from what I can tell) and
Digeo corporate cousin Charter.
A couple of the features the Moxi has above the normal pause-live-TV and scheduled-recordings are HDTV support, DVI and S/PDIF output and
A 'ticker' at the bottom of the screen that you can personalize to show news, stories, sports scores or stock prices that sounds interesting.
For pricing, BendBroadband charges $7/mo for service, $15/mo for Moxi rental or $450 to buy the Moxi.
I haven't heard anything from anyone who has a Moxi, so if you've used one please let us know what you think in the comments.