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System and method for DVR scheduling updates based on correlated content

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237560D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a system and method to alter Digital Video Recorder (DVR) recording start and end times by comparing the context of the content over the audio/video stream to the device.

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System and method for DVR scheduling updates based on correlated content

Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) are used to record shows that users cannot be present to watch, or may want to watch again. One major issue with DVR recordings is the conflict with start and end times of adjacent shows, particularly live events. Currently, the known method is to manually set the DVR to start or end either earlier or later than the actual show schedule. However, this is not always an effective solution, especially if there is an adjacent event that may have a non-exact schedule, such as a sporting event.

A method is needed to optimize television recordings using a DVR.

The novel contribution is a system and method to alter DVR recording start and end times by comparing the context of the content over the audio/video stream to the device. The comparison determines when the context of the current/active program (show) shifts away from the context of the desired program. The system then uses this information as a means of altering DVR recording start/stop times. This can result in optimized recordings.

The components and process for implementing this system in a preferred embodiment follow:

1. User sets DVR to record a show (existing methods apply)

2. DVR presents a new input or variable into the recording; the new option is related to the content or context of the stream (e.g., "Alter recording times by content comparison (context)")

3. DVR unit grabs snippets of audio/video da...