Flexibility in how content offered - means no ad skipping
The patent is about how to minimize central disk storage, but still be legal - that is have a user use dedicated storage only during playback. But the following comment was interesting:
IOW, stop fast forwarding thru ads would be part of the offering.
greater flexibility and functionality in how content is offered to users
Patent not filed this week.
The patent was filed likely 18 months or more before "this week". All filings are secret for 18 months from the filing date unless the patentee requests for and pays a fee for early publication.
I love journalists . . .
Edit: It was filed Feb 10, 2011.
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don't they need SDV to pull this off and comcast has backed down from useing SDV.
I have said it before when I was a charter customer at least 6 years ago now, you could go to the approved list of external hardrive's and hook it up and bam more storage no hassles nothing. Back then I hooked up a 500gb and I was happy as hell never had to worry about space. I don't know why it takes the biggest cable provider to be dragging ass for so many years.
Re: New Comcast Patent Filing Hints at Network DVR
The Sun will burn out and vaporize the Earth six times before I kick my TiVo to the curb for something from Comcast. They can't even guarantee me reliable WiFi and now they wanna try to replace my TiVo.