Whoa. I’ve questioned Digeo’s retail strategy in the past and it looks like the hammer just came down. CEO Mike Fidler (who I’ve enjoyed speaking with on a couple of occasions) has chosen to step aside and half the staff was cut today. Less clear is which of their upcoming retail products have been axed: Moxi Home Cinema DMR, Moxi Multi-Room DMR, and/or the Moxi PC DVR software? The Home Cinema model is currently in beta testing… I had planned to cover some of their CES announcements with photos both from the show and from my review unit. Hm.
Update: Looks like my review DVR is one of casualties…
As a result of its updated product development direction, Digeo will not release some retail DMR products it had previously announced, including the delayed Moxi Multi-Room HD DMR and the Moxi Home Cinema Edition DMR. Instead, Digeo will focus on its next-generation consumer DMR, which Digeo has been developing at the same time as the cancelled projects. Details about Digeo’s new retail product will be announced later in the year.
(tip via Brad @ PVRWire)