Digeo Introduces Multi-room Moxi® Mate for Flagship Moxi® HD DVR

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Additional New Features for the Moxi HD DVR Include a Grid Guide Viewing Option, Switched Digital Video (SDV) Support and Six Terabyte External Hard Drive Compatibility

With the introduction of Moxi Mate, we're expanding the Moxi experience to the whole home in a simple, compact and economical solution.

Digeo, Inc. today announced the introduction of the Moxi Mate digital media player, bringing multi-room viewing to the Moxi HD DVR entertainment experience.

The Moxi Mate is a small, silent set-top box that connects with the Moxi HD DVR over the home network, so users can browse and play back recorded programs in other rooms. The Moxi Mate can also play media files available from the home network or the Internet on a TV in any room in the house. Unlike competitors which require consumers to buy multiple DVRs and subscriptions for each device, and set up series recordings multiple times for their favorite shows, the Moxi Mate provides easy access to all recorded content stored on the Moxi HD DVR. The Moxi Mate is ideally suited for bedrooms, offices, dens, or anywhere that a second television resides.

"Our mission is to continue making the world's best DVR even better. We are working hard to rapidly deliver innovations and additions to the Moxi HD DVR for the most discriminating customers," said Greg Gudorf, CEO, Digeo Inc. "With the introduction of Moxi Mate, we're expanding the Moxi experience to the whole home in a simple, compact and economical solution."

To celebrate the introduction of the Moxi Mate, Digeo is offering a limited-time special bundle: Get a Moxi HD DVR (MSRP: $799) with a Moxi Mate (MSRP: $399) for $999--representing approximately $200 in cost savings. The Moxi and Mate combination provides the only retail multi-room solution that doesn't require purchase of a second DVR. Eligible, existing Moxi HD DVR customers will also be able to purchase the Moxi Mate separately at the discounted price of $199.

Digeo continues to offer flexible monthly payment options and zero percent financing support, including for the bundled offering. Consumers can purchase the Moxi multi-room solution--a Moxi HD DVR plus a Moxi Mate for $49.95 per month for 20 months. Additional information on this offer can be found at http://www.moxi.com/us/buy_now.html.

The company also announced today unprecedented DVR compatibility with the LaCie 4big Quadra six terabyte hard drive (http://www.lacie.com), allowing consumers to record 12 times the HD programming previously available--up to 1000 hours of HD recording--and further enhancing multi-room sharing.

Digeo is also rolling out software updates at no additional cost for existing and new Moxi HD DVRs this week:

  •     Grid guide - Option to view upcoming programming through a 'grid guide,' which presents multiple channels and timeslots simultaneously, in addition to the traditional Moxi menu program guide.
  •     Switched Digital Video (SDV) support - Moxi now supports the SDV protocol in use by select digital cable providers in certain geographic markets with an SDV tuning adapter from your cable operator.
  •     And Moxi now works with even more of the digital media consumers already have in their life - from their digital music collections, digital cameras, HD Camcorders and popular Internet Media formats, Moxi now offers further media file support.

The Moxi HD DVR is designed to appeal to the most demanding digital cable entertainment enthusiasts. With its native HD interface and Emmy® award-winning Moxi Menu, up to 75-hours of HD recording space (up to 300 hours at standard definition, and expandable well beyond with an external eSATA drive), and access to many Internet services consumers already use such as Rhapsody®, Flickr® and online video from Netflix®, Hulu™, and YouTube™ if they have a DLNA server such as PlayOn™ running on their PC, the Moxi HD DVR makes it effortless for consumers to discover, experience and share high definition media from their digital cable provider, PCs on the home network and the Internet.

The Moxi Mate and bundle are available now at http://www.moxi.com and http://www.amazon.com/moxi.

To celebrate the Moxi Mate launch, starting today, Digeo will be giving away two Moxi HD DVR bundles, including a Moxi HD DVR, a Moxi Mate and a PlayOn™ media server software license key. For more information and contest rules, visit http://www.moxi.com.

For more details, technical specifications and screen images of the Moxi HD DVR and Moxi Mate, please visit: http://www.moxi.com. You can also follow Moxi on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/moxi_hd or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/moxi.hd.

About Digeo
Digeo, Inc., a Paul Allen-backed company, provides premium home entertainment products including digital video recorders (DVR). The company's mission is to enable the best consumer experience in high-definition entertainment for the connected home. The company's flagship product - the Moxi® HD DVR with Emmy® award-winning menu and features - serves as the hub for whole-home distribution of digital entertainment. The Moxi platform empowers consumers to discover, experience and share high definition media, including TV, movies, music, games, photographs and video. The Moxi HD DVR and Moxi Mate are available directly to consumers at moxi.com or via Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/moxi. Moxi products are also available through cable providers, with nearly a half million units deployed to U.S. households to date. Digeo continues to innovate and provide Moxi solutions to the cable and IPTV industry, including the licensing of the Moxi platform and services to consumer electronics manufacturers and service providers. To learn more, please visit http://www.digeo.com.

About LaCie
LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external and online storage solutions, and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. For more information, visit http://www.lacie.com

Digeo, Moxi, and their respective logos are the trademarks of Digeo, Inc. Emmy is the trademark of ATAS/NATA. Flickr and the Flickr logo are the trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. Rhapsody is the trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Recording capacity times can vary depending on content type and bit rates utilized by the provider. Stated recording capacities are calculated in typical usage scenarios. Certain future services may be offered at additional cost.

For more information:
Casi Kneebone, Bite Communications, casi (dot) kneebone (at) bitepr (dot) com
Erica Beyer, Digeo, Inc., erica (dot) beyer (at) digeo (dot) com
Kimberly Myers, LaCie, kmyers (at) lacie (dot) com


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