Moxi Adds VoIP Capabilities, New Executives

Diego’s Moxi Media Center, a dual tuner HD DVR, has integrated its existing Telephone functionality into UniTV’s cable services platform. Meaning you’ll be able to access your cable provider’s VoIP services, such as callerID and voicemail, directly through your set-top box. Moxi says: Interoperability with UniTV allows deployment of Moxi Telephone on a much wider … Read more

Verizon FiOS TV Scores ESPN And Disney Channel

Verizon’s FiOS TV has only been approved in a handful of jurisdictions, but that hasn’t stopped them from moving forward with content deals. Today Verizon inked a major agreement with Disney. Verizon definitely needed ESPN to compete with traditional cable providers and satellite TV… And now they can – ssuming they get cleared to provide … Read more

Brave New World

As you may or may not know, I occasionally write for and provide tips to a variety of blogs. My hero, Peter Rojas of Engadget, has encouraged me to write for myself. And here we are… The web publishing technology is new to me, so it will take a few weeks before I’m firing on … Read more

PSP As Whole Home Remote

If you happen to own SkipJam’s iMedia Center, you can harness the power of the your PSP as a whole-home remote control. SkipJam’s software utilizes the browser provided with 2.0 firmware and an Internet connection to provide a customized remote control interface. Sounds neat, but it’s nothing more than a low-resolution web page generated by … Read more

Tivo Halts Sales

In a strange turn of events, Tivo is no longer accepting orders for DVR units via phone or web. Unconfirmed posts suggest the company they outsource sales duties to has folded. Upon calling 1-877-BUY-TIVO a recording informed me, We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please visit our website. However, potential web customers are being directed … Read more

Tivo Inches Towards Video On Demand

A year after announcing a partnership with Netflix, Tivo quietly updated their online account management tool this week allowing us to Enable Video Downloads. Tivo says: Use this setting to enable a DVR to download TV shows, movies, and other video content from the TiVo service over your broadband Internet connection. Specific program offerings will … Read more

Sony UMD Movie Format Gains Momentum, Netflix Just Says No

Over 8 million UMD movies have been sold for the Sony PSP encouraging GameFly, the video game rental service, to begin offering flicks via mail-order last month. So I gave Netflix a call to see if they’re still sitting this one out. Steve Swasey, Director of Corporate Communications, told me Netflix has no plans to … Read more