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Use a PVR to record desired shows. Instead of putting them in a "Now Showing List," insert them in the program guide replacing despised shows.
Sony Electronics, Inc.
English (United States)
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Automatic Program Substitution
Use a PVR to record desired shows. Instead of putting them in a “Now Showing
List,” insert them in the program guide replacing despised shows.
Kim Annon Ryal
of the Invention:
I don't want my children watching
"Sponge Bob". If they were available, I could use parental controls
to block access to this particular show. As it exists, all I can do is block
the channel - along with all other shows on that channel.
Instead of blocking a show or a channel,
use my PVR to record other programs and automatically insert them in the
program guide, replacing the undesired shows.
The PVR is set-up to record all episodes of "Rocky &
Bullwinkle" (or a variety of other shows). These are stored on the PVR's
These alternate programming episodes do not appear in the "Now
Whenever "Sponge Bob" (or another undesired show) is
recognized in the program guide, it is replaced by one of the stored episodes
of "Rocky". If selected for viewing, the selected show (the PVR
selected "Rocky" episode) is played from the PVR's hard disk. After
it is viewed, the selected show (the PVR selected "Rocky" episode) is
automatically deleted from the hard disk and/or may be replaced.