Adjusting a content rendering system based on user occupancy

  • US 8,243,141 B2
  • Filed: 08/20/2007
  • Issued: 08/14/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/20/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • monitoring, based on physical user attributes, user occupancy within a space in which a video display of a content rendering system is viewable;

    based on the monitored user occupancy, selectively adjusting at least one of audio rendering and video rendering by the content rendering system;

    activating, based on the monitoring, a function in a recording device; and

    using a recording buffer in conjunction with an occupancy timer such that when the timer exceeds a threshold, program material is recorded from the buffer from a time when there was last occupancy until such time as the recording is stopped.

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