[mythtv-users] DISH Receivers and external HDDs
beww at beww.org
Sun Apr 13 23:41:17 UTC 2008
On Apr 13, 2008, at 5:16 PM, David Brodbeck wrote:
> I'm convinced the US Patent Office has given up on trying to vet
> patents, and is now relying on the legal system to decide which ones
That wouldn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that the DISH
attorneys were not able to blow that patent out of the water. We were
using digital hard-drive-based systems to time shift in the early
1990s, and we couldn't have been the only ones doing it.
I guess "Prior Art" doesn't mean anything anymore.
Does this mean Myth is (potentially) infringing TiVo's patent?
Actually I guess it would be the Myth users who might be doing so.
Remember that person a while back asking for info on who was using
more than one tuner? He seemed to disappear pretty fast after I
pointed out it was possibly related to that lawsuit.
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