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An in-home network which includes a telephone line and a plurality of consumer electronic devices coupled to the telephone line. Each of the consumer electronic devices is assigned a unique address, such that each of the consumer electronics devices is individually addressable via the telephone line. The consumer electronic devices communicate using a packet-based protocol, wherein each of the consumer electronic devices transmits analog signal bursts on telephone line. Each of the consumer electronic devices can include a wireless signal receiver, such that a first consumer electronic device can receive control information from a remote control, and then control the operation of a second consumer electronic device by transmitting the control information to the second consumer electronic device via the telephone line.

Title
Network protocol-based home entertainment network
Application Number
9/458573
Publication Number
20010012338
Application Date
December 9, 1999
Publication Date
August 9, 2001
Inventor
John T Holloway
WOODSIDE
CA, US
Edward H Frank
PORTOLA VALLEY
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
CA, US
IPC
H04B 01/38
H04M 01/00
H04L 12/413
H04M 11/00
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