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A system for synchronizing a multimedia content stream signal, emanating from at least one multimedia source, for play through a plurality of output devices, wherein the output devices are connected to the multimedia source by wired connections and wireless connections; the system including plural output realms, including wired realms and wireless realms; and which includes delay synchronizers and for determining a buffer delay for streaming the multimedia content stream signal from a buffer to an output device. A method of synchronizing a multimedia content stream for output to a plurality of wired and wireless output device in a network having plural realms, wherein each realm includes a CTL, includes buffering the multimedia content stream in a first realm; determining a buffer delay; transmitting the buffer delay to all CTLs in all realms of the network; and transmitting the multimedia content stream to all realms in the network.

Title
Multimedia wired/wireless content synchronization system and method
Application Number
9/527478
Publication Number
6631410 (B1)
Application Date
March 16, 2000
Publication Date
October 7, 2003
Inventor
Atsushi Ishii
Vancouver
WA, US
John Michael Kowalski
Vancouver
WA, US
Agent
Robert D Varitz P C
US
Assignee
Sharp Laboratories of America
WA, US
IPC
H04N 7/15
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