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Kidszone Still on the Roadmap?!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sbiller, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    TiVo was awarded a new Kidszone US Patent today. I wonder if they will bring back this feature in the future.

    http://investordiscussionboard.com/boards/tivo/united-states-patent-8549553-techniques-described-herein-enable-parents-establish-child-

    Inventors: Barton; James M. (Alviso, CA), Beach; Brian (Columbus, IN), Schmidt; Margret (Redwood City, CA), Poniatowski; Robert F. (San Jose, CA), Glennon; Shelly (San Jose, CA)
     
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Over at TiVo's forum, the backlash was pretty fierce when they removed it.
     
  3. SullyND

    SullyND L:45-21 TCF Club

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    How long has Pony been gone from TiVo? He was listed on the old patent too (I wonder how different they are?)
     
  4. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Good questions. I haven't spent the time to research it.

    There is a cost to TiVo to maintain the patent in the US and international markets. I wouldn't be surprised if improved parental controls are on their roadmap.
     

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