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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Mar 27, 2006.
get 'em charlie, we're paying customers...
I find humor in this statement:
"Among inventions that preceded TiVo's was the Screamin' Streamer, an EchoStar product"
Screamin' Streamer? That sounds scary!
Edit: One final irony at the bottom of the story: "Contact staff writer Sandra Cason via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org" Isn't that a corporate sister to the Cox cable folks?
Several of those lines sounded like stand up comedy......
I especially liked the "1,000 of the best engineers in the industry" or whatever the line was.....
Yet, they can't figure out a way around Daylight Savings time, or a way to keep my recording from stuttering...
I am still waiting for an example of this. Can't you find one? I would think if they were "notorious for stealing other peoples or companies ideas" it would be quite easy.
I wonder if Chu is a good Chinese or a bad Chinese. :lol: Ah, politics.
I also wonder how many of us were at, or had friends at, that first U2 concert that used a DVR?
MARSHALL, Texas Jurors are expected to begin deliberating today whether the
parent of satellite T-V provider Dish Network stole digital video recording
technology from TiVo.
Dish-parent EchoStar Communications contends it came up with its own set-top
box for pausing and rewinding live television shows.
Attorneys will make closing arguments today in a U-S district court in the East
Texas city of Marshall before putting the case in the hands of the five-man,
five-woman jury. ...
More @ KLTV.com
I think E*, D*, Comcast and the rest just might be on the short end...
I'll still be surprised if TiVO can come up with enough cash to keep these cases going because even if they win this one they could lose it on appeal (40% of the awards in this territory are reversed on appeal) and then still have to fund defense of the lawsuit that E* has filed against them. If it did come down to suing the cable companies several of them have some pretty deep pockets too!
"We have 1000 of the best engineers in the country." (Too bad so many of them work in the city) :lol: :hurah:
Appeals court is where they practice real law. Much of this case is so much show and tell with a little entertainment thrown in.
Seems to me that if TiVO loses this suit, they'll end up being sold to someone. If they win the case, they'll lose on appeal (if they can survive that long) and end up being sold to someone.
They had a good idea, whether it's truly unique will be up to the courts. TiVO's problem is that while it's a noun and a verb, it's a poorly run business.
TiVo wins EchoStar patent lawsuit:
See this thread.