Television event marking system

  • US 5,907,322 A
  • Filed: 10/16/1996
  • Issued: 05/25/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for marking and recording viewer-selected TV broadcast events comprising the steps of:

  • selecting a set of broadcast events using a remote control, wherein the step of selecting a set of broadcast events comprises;

    activating by a viewer an event select button on the remote control; and

    detecting in response to the viewer activating the event select button an associated date and time data from a real time clock circuit and an associated channel data from a channel register corresponding to the selected event; and

    storing a set of event-identifiers associated with the set of selected broadcast events, comprising storing the detected date and time data and the detected channel data as an activity record in an activity table.

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