[opendtv] Re: [News] Tivo wins patent suit against E*

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 13:18:53 -0400

I don't think E* wants to license anything connected to Tivo. They
believe their technology is superior (which IMO it is not). One ego in
the way :-)


> If this survives the appeals, won't E* have to change their software in 
> existing set tops to avoid the patent infringement? So the thousands of 
> even more little guys who have E* set tops will no longer have the 
> recording capabilities they've been paying for since they got the box - 
> like me. Will I buy a TIVO to compensate? Don't think so.
> Why not just settle and license the patent to E*? TIVO would make a lot 
> more money that way. Too many egos in the way?

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