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Old 07-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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TiVo's Distribute Database Management System Patent - Collab Slice Explained

The 20.3.1 Update thread highlighted a mysterious new field showing up on the System Info Screen -- Collab Slice.



TiVo was issued a patent today (July 2, 2013) that seems to have solved this mystery. Collab Slice refers to TiVo's proprietary distributed database system that provides a central database resident on servers that contains objects. These program objects are gathered together into a distribution package called "slices" and distributed by a range of techniques including private data channels in digital television signals.

I've uploaded the full patent to Scribd here --> http://www.scribd.com/doc/151329507/...14-July-2-2013
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Here is a link to a text searchable version of the patent sans images...

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...ivo&RS=AN/tivo
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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How does this affect TiVo users?
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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How does this affect TiVo users?
It probably has a very indirect impact on TiVo users. It documents where TiVo is heading with respect to Client/Server and Cloud services. They clearly believe in a distributed - hybrid model. The new patent significantly integrates web content into the equation. I could theorize that at some point the lines between linear, On Demand, and Web videos on the TiVo platform will be even more blurry than they are today.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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Nice job! Thanks for your hard work
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