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Joseph Saib: System and method for providing selection of timer recording. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 23, 2002: US06424791 (55 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a home entertainment system and method for selectively recording or purchasing a show broadcast for receipt by the home entertainment system. To perform selective recording or purchasing an electronic guide screen is initially produced. Upon viewing the electronic gu ...


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Allen DorEl: Home entertainment system for playing software designed for play in home computer. Digital Interactive Corporation Systems, Irell & Manella, February 24, 1998: US05721951 (51 worldwide citation)

A dedicated apparatus for playing unmodified prerecorded software in a home computer system, and more particularly an apparatus, housed in a home entertainment system chassis, for playing in a home entertainment environment the existing body of interactive multimedia software that has been formatted ...


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Phil Seiflein, Dawud Davis: Multimedia platform synchronizer. Klarquist Sparkman, September 6, 2011: US08015200 (44 worldwide citation)

A karaoke home entertainment center for streamlining karaoke show; reduce stress, problems and time pressure on the KJ & to prevent piracy. The inventive device includes Ultimate Karaoke Book, Karaoke Rental Systems, ProPlayer, Karaoke Shoppe Download Center, Karaoke Burning Station, Downloadable Ka ...


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Gerald B Cohen: Non-obtrusive programming monitor. Control Data Corporation, August 10, 1993: US05235414 (44 worldwide citation)

A meter for unobtrusively monitoring the tuning of a home entertainment center. The device is able to work with remote controls of components of the center. The present invention receives signals from the remote control(s), decides to which component the signal was intended, sends an infrared signal ...


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Yasuyuki Yamamoto: Control bus system with plural controllable devices. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, October 10, 1995: US05457446 (43 worldwide citation)

A control bus system for a home entertainment system has a single bus to which there are connected various electronic or audiovisual devices including a TV tuner, a BS tuner, VTRs, a CD player, an LD player, a cassette deck, etc. The electronic devices have respective controllers which have features ...


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Richard Humpleman: Method and apparatus for recovering data stream clock. Samsung Information Systems America, Kenneth L Sherman, Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, February 21, 2006: US07003796 (41 worldwide citation)

A home network architecture has an internal digital network interconnecting devices in the home. Entertainment services are introduced into the network through network interface units that are coupled to an external network and to the internal network. The network interface units perform the necessa ...


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Jonathan DeLine: Remote control device having wireless phone interface. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Gregory A Stephens, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, March 20, 2007: US07194259 (38 worldwide citation)

A remote control device (RCD) typical of a television or home entertainment system is adapted to be communicable with a mobile phone. When a mobile phone receives a signal in a first wireless protocol from a digital cellular network (DCN), the signal is wirelessly forwarded to the RCD in a second wi ...


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Edward H Witkow, Mark A Hall: System and method for controlling home entertainment units with radio frequency and infrared signals. Richard C Litman, February 28, 2006: US07006006 (37 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling home entertainment units with radio frequency and infrared signals. The system includes a computer, a display, an RF transceiving device, an RF transceiver and IR transmitter combination device, and at least one home entertainment unit. The system may also include ...


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C Douglass Thomas, Albert S Penilla, Joseph A Nguyen: Methods for remote monitoring and control of appliances over a computer network. Advanced Technology Company, December 6, 2011: US08073921 (36 worldwide citation)

The remote monitoring and controlling of controllable devices is provided by sending control information to and receiving status information from information appliances over a network. A user is able to monitor the information appliances from a remote location, and control the information appliances ...


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Shinji Akatsu, Fernando Masami Matsubara, Eiji Matsuo, Shin Miura: Command and control transfer. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman Andrew Curtin, October 14, 2003: US06633547 (36 worldwide citation)

A method for transmitting command and control information between at least two nodes of an IEEE 1394 based home entertainment network, includes dynamically generating a node navigation tree, transmitting the node navigation tree to a video display unit, receiving a node navigation input identifying ...