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Interface for Content Selection to be Recorded Via Display Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000179603D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Feb-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Feb-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

It is now possible to remotely record TV content in a data center, however the user will still have to indicate which content to record. There is a problem with interfaces for recoding digital content. If a user has a subscription to a movie package of say 50 channels, it takes a great deal of time to review the content of all 50 channels for a 24 hour period. The solution is to select a subset of channels for a period of time, and have the interface present a list of the movies to be broadcast on the subset of channels. On the list, each unique movie would appear only once, no matter how many times it is scheduled to be broadcast on the subset of channels. Next to the movie names would be listed the date and times the movies would be broadcast. There is an option that would not show movies that were previously recorded. This would simplify the choices. A user would select the content or movie and then select from one of the multiple times the content or movie is to be broadcast so that it can be recorded. The channel selection would not be required.

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Interface for Content Selection to be Recorded Via Display Devices
This invention allows a user to select a subset of channels for a period of time, and

have the interface present a list of the movies to be broadcast on the subset of channels

for that time period. On the list, each unique movie appears only once, no matter how

many times it is scheduled to be broadcast on the subset of channels. Next to the movie

names are listed the date and times the movies are being broadcast. There is an option

that would not show movies that were previously recorded. This would simplify the

choices. A user selects the content or movie and then selects from one of the multiple

times the content or movie is to be broadcast so that it can be recorded. The channel

selection would not be required.
1. User selects a subset of available channels and a time period.
2. The invention captures all of the content that is available for that time period and that

channel subset.
3. The invention eliminates all of the duplicates and at the same time retains all the

broadcast times.
4. The unique content is presented to the user in a list with all the broadcast times

listed next to the content.
5. The user then selects the content and then the broadcast time to record.
6. The user also has the ability to reject content. A status indicator is set for rejected

content.
7. Once content was rejected it no longer appears as one of the selections.
8. This informati...