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Apparatus and methods for premises gateway functions that integrate or unify functions typically distributed across multiple devices within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the out-of-band (OOB) signaling functionality normally provided in each of a set-top-box (STB) and digital video recorder (DVR) are unified into a common OOB (e.g., DOCSIS) capable premises gateway device, thereby obviating OOB tuners and related components from each device. In another variant, the premises gateway is adapted for all-IP operation, such as for use with IP-based computers and IP set-top boxes, etc. Fully unified variants are also disclosed, wherein the DVR and/or STB functions are physically integrated within the premises gateway.

Title
Premises gateway apparatus and methods for use in a content-based network
Application Number
11/818236
Publication Number
7954131 (B2)
Application Date
June 13, 2007
Publication Date
May 31, 2011
Inventor
Jeffrey P Markley
Golden
CO, US
Louis D Williamson
Denver
CO, US
William L Helms
Longmont
CO, US
Chris Cholas
Frederick
CO, US
Agent
Gadzinkski & Associates PC
Assignee
Time Warner Cable
NY, US
IPC
H04N 7/173
H04N 7/10
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