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TiVo “Program Shortcuts” Patent Details Social DVR

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sbiller, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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  2. tomhorsley

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    The only social media app I'd find useful is a way for other TiVo owners watching the same broadcast channels to tell everyone that the ball game went overtime and everyone's TiVo needs to add 15 minutes. That could be very useful for the folks watching live to be able to help out the poor fools who think they are recording something only to discover later that they really aren't.

    Then there is also the possibility for folks to share the timestamps measured from the beginning of the recording for the commercials they skipped over :).
     
  3. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    Lets hope that the Netflix app can add Shortcuts to mirror your Queue. I'd love it if shows I wanted to watch on Netflix just showed up in My Shows and I could easily watch it without first needing to launch a Netflix app.
     
  4. sbiller

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    Completely agree. Its a use-case I've wanted for a long time.
     
  5. innocentfreak

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    Then they just need to take it a step further and have Netflix download those shows in the background so you always have a couple episodes to watch at full HD without having to stream.
     
  6. sbiller

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    Very unlikely... their content rights agreements probably don't allow off-line viewing/downloading.
     
  7. innocentfreak

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    Well then maybe the Amazon app since they can do it on the Fire assuming we ever get the Amazon app.

    I gave up on Netflix streaming since on FiOS it was usually SD.
     
  8. dswallow

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    Does the patent say how it should be half-implemented, late, and eventually abandoned before completion? TiVo should patent that process.
     
  9. sbiller

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    Considering the original patent was in 2009 I'm guessing that TiVo has had plenty of time to get this half right! :cool:
     
  10. sbiller

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    Netflix's original content is far superior to anything I've seen, to date, from Amazon. I'm sure that equation may shift over time but for now, Netflix is the primary OTT service for me and my family. On BHN, Netflix streaming in Super HD is excellent.
     
  11. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    LMAO! Although I think Ceton Corp already owns that patent! :p
     
  12. SullyND

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    I thought Alpha House was very good.
     
  13. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    Oh, good.

    Another feature to add to the incomplete TiVo projects list.
     

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