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I asked my friend at dish about the timers. I asked if he can implement timers by name(on the timers screen). He said they cant because someone else has the patent.
 

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Originally posted by Jacob S
Maybe Tivo got the patent but after the merger maybe they can if they buy Tivo or get a deal with them or something.

This means someone could write their own software into the dishpvr's to do this?
UTV is also able to implement the timer with names rather than times, so even if Tivo has a patent, Microsoft has found a way to develop this feature themselves. What is stopping E* from developing this type of sfotware themselves?
 

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They are wasting our money on developing the wrong stuff. They should concentrate on decent PVR programming instead of this Dish Home BS.
 
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