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Enhanced DVR Integration with On-line Media Rental Services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000183610D
Original Publication Date: 2009-May-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-May-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention is a system and method for integrating a DVR, including Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) data, user interactions and implied user requests with on-line media rental services. The system defined here provides methods for end-users to enhance their experience with both DVRs and on-line rental services. Methods are disclosed to automatically or with user consent adjust on-line rental queues based on analysis of user initiated recordings, viewings, and other standard DVR operations. Furthermore, some novel convenience methods are provided for manual manipulation of the rental queue via the Electronic Programming Guide (EPG).