[vdr] Tivo patent info

C.Y.M syphir at syphir.sytes.net
Fri Mar 4 12:33:43 CET 2005

Sergei Haller wrote:
> 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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Yes, I know. I was just trying to say how ridiculous these patents are. :)

Best Regards,

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