[vdr] Tivo patent info

Sergei Haller Sergei.Haller at math.uni-giessen.de
Fri Mar 4 12:21:01 CET 2005


On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, C.Y.M (C) wrote:

C> > * TiVo has also acquired the exclusive right to license and enforce U.S.
C> > patent number 5,241,428 entitled Variable-
C> > Delay Video Recorder known in the industry as the Goldwasser Patent.
C> > Filed in March 1991, the Goldwasser Patent is one of the earliest
C> > patents regarding digital video recorders of which TiVo is aware. This
C> > patent covers devices that permit the simultaneous recording and
C> > playback of video material with a variable time delay between recording
C> > and playback of a given video program segment.
C> > 
C> 
C> Doesn't VDR already do this as well? So, legally, we cant record and playback
C> at the same time? Ridiculous.

that has always been possible: 

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c ya
        Sergei
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