Interactive television program guide with simultaneous watch and record capabilities

  • US 8,621,512 B2
  • Filed: 10/24/2011
  • Issued: 12/31/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for resolving a conflict when multiple operations are performed using multiple tuners controlled by an interactive television program guide, the method comprising:

  • receiving a request to perform a tuning operation;

    determining that neither a first tuner nor a second tuner are available to perform the requested tuning operation, wherein the first tuner and the second tuner are both capable of performing the tuning operation; and

    in response to the determination, displaying an alert that provides a user with an opportunity to direct the interactive television program guide to cancel a function of the second tuner to permit the second tuner to perform the requested tuning operation.

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