BetaNews has a report on Digeo’s presence at the Digital Experience show this week. But it doesn’t look like they had anything new to say, at least from what BetaNews reported. It looks like basically the same stuff I reported on back at CES in January and later in May. Moxi’s interface is decent, but I just wasn’t that impressed by what I saw, especially the PC-style box.
It is really going to come down to what the final specifications and features are, and what the pricing ends up being. They’re going to be up against not just TiVo – who will likely have their lower-cost HD box out by the the time the Moxi units street – but also the cable and satellite DVRs. And probably TiVo’s cable software.
I still think Digeo/Moxi made a big mistake years ago when they pulled back from a consumer launch and decided to focus solely on licensing to cable MSOs, and effort which was largely a failure. With only roughly 420,000 users in about 100 markets after a few years, it can’t really be considered much of a success. And one of their partners is Comcast, who later turned to TiVo for their future needs. I think they could’ve been a contender at the time, along with TiVo and ReplayTV, but I’m not sure they can carve out a niche in the current market environment.