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Barton James, Stevens Paul, Sandford David, Hayes Robin, Schmidt Margret: Method and apparatus for advertisement placement in a user dialog on a set-top box. Tivo, Barton James, Stevens Paul, Sandford David, Hayes Robin, Schmidt Margret, NICHOLES Christian, January 3, 2008: WO/2008/002309 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in response to other specified events, the DVR presents a screen which comprises a 'save or delete' menu. In addition to the 'save' and 'delet ...


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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 (9 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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Gijsbert Joseph Van Den Enden: Method of scanning a recording disc for defects, and recording device for recording information on a disc-shaped recording medium. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, May 8, 2007: US07215619 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and a DVR video recorder for recording real time video signals on a DVR disc, include detecting large spot disc defects. The integrity of predetermined test tracks is assessed on the basis of a tracking signal. When a defective test track is found, the proximity of the test track is examine ...


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Fries Robert M, Bishop Alan G, Wray Jonathan A: Aggregated epg manager. Microsoft, January 21, 2004: EP1383325-A2 (9 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a technology for electronic program guides and multimedia presentation devices. One implementation, described herein, provides a unified access to multiple electronic program guides (EPGs) from multiple programming and guide data sources (e.g., local broadcast, satellite broadcas ...


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Ki Jin Kim: Apparatus and method for motion detection of image in digital video recording system using MPEG video compression. Penta Micro, Venable, Michael A Sartori, August 16, 2005: US06931065 (9 worldwide citation)

Provided are apparatus and method for precise motion detection in a digital video recording (DVR) system using a Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) video compression technique and a computer-readable recording medium for recording a program that implements the method. The motion detection apparatus ...


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Samuel H Russ, Christopher L Stallings: Digital media device having media content transfer capability. Merchant & Gould, July 12, 2011: US07978720 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for media content transfer are described. One exemplary embodiment of a method for transferring content from a first digital video recorder (DVR) set-top to a second DVR set-top includes recording instances of media content to a first storage medium located internal to a housing ...


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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 (8 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 boxes. Scientific Atlanta, Lewinski Law Group, December 8, 2009: US07630499 (8 worldwide citation)

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


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Anthony J Wasilewski: Utilization of encrypted hard drive content by one DVR set-top box when recorded by another. Scientific Atlanta, Lewinski Law Group, October 13, 2009: US07602914 (8 worldwide citation)

A system and method for encrypting and recording content to removable storage media for use by multiple set-tops. When content is recorded to the storage media, the content is encrypted with a content instance key. This content instance key is encrypted with the public key of one set-top box and a d ...


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Martin Renkis: Wireless video surveillance system and method with DVR-based querying. Smartvue Corporation, Triangle Patents PLLC, March 24, 2009: US07508418 (8 worldwide citation)

A surveillance system and method for activating communication between at least one wireless input capture device ICD(s) and a corresponding digital input recorder (DIR) and/or another ICD, including the steps of providing base system; at least one user accessing the DIR via user interface either dir ...



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