Interactive program guide systems and processes

CAFC
  • US 8,713,595 B2
  • Filed: 05/14/2004
  • Issued: 04/29/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/06/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for controlling a first tuner and a second tuner with an interactive television program guide, said method comprising:

  • receiving television programs and program schedule information;

    storing the program schedule information in a memory;

    causing a display device to display a program guide display with said interactive television program guide;

    receiving a user selection to record, with a video recorder, a first television program indicated on said program guide display with said interactive television program guide;

    receiving a user selection to view a second television program indicated on said program guide display with said interactive television program guide; and

    directing an output of said first tuner of said first television program selected to be recorded to said video recorder and an output of said second tuner of said second television program selected to be viewed to said display device with said interactive television program guide, such that said first television program selected to be recorded is recorded by said video recorder at the same time that said second television program selected to be viewed is displayed by said display device, and wherein a set-top box includes two tuners, one each for said video recorder and said display device, said two tuners comprising said first tuner and said second tuner.

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