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Tsutsumi Hideaki, Mitsumoto Yoichiro, Negoro Hisashi: Disc recording and/or reproduction apparatus. Sony, June 23, 2004: EP1431971-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

A disc type recording and/or reproducing apparatus automatically performs the opening and closing of a shutter provided on a cartridge housing an optical disc in its case, and prevents the above-mentioned opening and closing mechanism from affecting the cartridge after an end of loading. When a DVR ...


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Peters Marc A, Van Den, Boomen Wilhelmus H G M: Alternative program source avoids dvr scheduling conflict. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Peters Marc A, Van Den, Boomen Wilhelmus H G M, VERDONK Peter L F M, January 6, 2005: WO/2005/002214 (13 worldwide citation)

A method is proposed to enable to automatically record a plurality of content programs that are listed for being broadcast. The method identifies alternative sources for supply of a specific one of the content programs; and conditionally selects a suitable one of the alternative sources for supply o ...


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Day Thomas: Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems. United Video Properties, GUILIANO Joseph M, July 12, 2007: WO/2007/078739 (13 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed which detect a change in the status of a multimedia asset in a multimedia delivery system, and take steps to make the multimedia asset available after the status change. The multimedia asset can then be locally recorded on the user's digital video recorder (DVR) bef ...


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Michael L LaJoie, Michael Hayashi: Personal content server apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, December 13, 2011: US08078696 (12 worldwide citation)

Personal content server apparatus and associated methods that allow a user (e.g., cable or satellite network subscriber) to access content, such as a video program, from a location outside the subscriber's network. In one embodiment, a personal content server streams the content to the subscriber ov ...


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Anthony F Istvan, Rod G Fleck, Robin Budd, Korina J B Stark, Marcellino Tanumihardja: Network-accessible control of one or more media devices. Vulcan, Perkins Coie, January 22, 2013: US08359351 (12 worldwide citation)

A content management (CM) system is provided to centrally control operation of one or more connected devices by issuing control requests and/or data requests. In some situations the connected device(s) include devices that control presentation of television programming-related content, such as digit ...


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Stephen B Boston, Michael Wayne Brown, Andrew Douglas Hately, Michael A Paolini: System and method for enhanced edit list for recording options. International Business Machines Corporation, Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen, Justin M Dillon, May 1, 2007: US07212730 (12 worldwide citation)

A system and method provides a detailed edit schedule for a user's recording device, such as a digital video recorder. The detailed edit schedule can be provided over a network by the user's DVR service provider, or can be provided from a third party. The detailed edit schedule describes various seg ...


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Kurt Keipert, Adam Schafer: Automatic muting. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 25, 2017: US09632746 (11 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for altering a volume level of an electronic device may include receiving a user input indicative of triggering a remote find operation to locate a remote control, and in response to the user input, sending a remote find instruction to the remote control. The remote find instruct ...


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Michael John Crabtree: Electronic appliance status notification via a home entertainment system. EchoStar UK Holdings, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 21, 2017: US09599981 (11 worldwide citation)

A method of notifying a user of a status of an electronic appliance is presented. Examples of the electronic appliance may include, but are not limited to, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, ovens, and clothes washers and dryers. In the method, an entertainment system device receives a message fr ...


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Donald Fischer, Havoc Pennington, Bryan Clark: Method and system for preloading suggested content onto digital video recorder based on social recommendations. Red Hat, Lowenstein Sandler PC, November 15, 2011: US08060827 (11 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods provide users with suggested content that is preloaded on a media player. The suggested content is selected based on playback data from individuals and groups in a social network or playback data from anonymous users, or explicit suggestions from peers of the user in the social n ...


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Anthony J Wasilewski: Retrieval and transfer of encrypted hard drive content from DVR set-top box utilizing second DVR set-top box. Scientific Atlanta, Lewinski Law Group, October 13, 2009: US07602913 (11 worldwide citation)

A system and method for retrieval and transfer of encrypted content from a first set-top box utilizing a second set-top box. When content is recorded to the storage device of the first set-top box, the content is encrypted with a content instance key. This content instance key is encrypted with the ...



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