Personal video recorder systems and methods

  • US 8,156,528 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2002
  • Issued: 04/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An interactive television system for providing a user with the ability to record television programming, the interactive television system having user television equipment comprising:

  • a personal video recorder compliant device, wherein a first interactive television program guide and personal video recorder extensions are implemented on the personal video recorder compliant device; and

    a personal video recorder device coupled to the personal video recorder compliant device, wherein the personal video recorder device comprises a second interactive television program guide and the personal video recorder extensions, and wherein the first interactive television program guide and the second interactive television program guide have the same functions and are distinctly implemented on each of the personal video recorder compliant device and the personal video recorder device.

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