[mythtv-users] DISH Receivers and external HDDs

Brian Wood 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  
> are
> valid.

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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