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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by DAccardi, Feb 6, 2009.
TiVo said that this is not a copying case.
Yeah, the original Dishplayer was very MS, but had two motherboards, one from each mfr., which didn't communicate with each other well.
Don't know exactly what was infringed on but the Dish 501 was no TiVo. Still it worked OK for no fee and had an EPG with big fonts which was easy to read on a 25" CRT across the room.
For examples of MS GUI, check the Ultimate TV screen shots on DrStrange's resurrected site. The site requires manually navigating to DirecTV/Tivo vs UltimateTV and then scrolling down to the bottom of the index on the left. The screen shots take a relatively long time to load and not all do. Dishplayer had MS first effort at a DVR GUI and was less developed than these screen shots from the last version of UTV:
Didn't MS have their own DVR back in the olden times? A "3rd" choice to Tivo and Replay?
Other than UltimateTV, I don't know.