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TV program guide object based no resident within the product

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127587D
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

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Related People

Bill Bennett: INVENTOR

Abstract

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                                                                                                                                                                Sony Corporation

                                                                                                                                                                Sony Electronics Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                IPD Case # 50V8173.00

Title:

TV program guide object based no resident within the product

Description of the Invention:

User display
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The above display is used for selecting/purchasing current or future products, as when a web user selects links or jpeg frames.  The request then goes to the server in order to download the requested item.  In the case of home shopping, it would then take the user to more detailed product information.  In the case of a stream, it could configure the hardware to select and/or decode the stream, or provide further purchasing requests.  Most selected items could be...