Originally Posted by Ken H
Having been a juror more than once, I reserve judgement on matters like that because there is typically a lot more going on than is public knowledge.
What I do put quite a bit of faith in, is that over time there has been a number of these lawsuits, in more than one judical district, and TiVo has never lost one, and either wins or settles with payment.
That alone says quite a lot. Unless of course you think all the courts and all the lawyers and all the jurors are either stupid or corrupt
, which I don't.
I don't and not being in the courtroom for any of these cases, I have no idea of how the cases were presented, which is all the juries can use to judge the case(s).
Should one side not have submitted enough "facts", then whether right or wrong, it can't be used.
"Not knowing", it seems that:
1) a guide was out before TiVo, so what makes theirs so inclusive?
2) ReplayTV was making a DVR at the same time, so that too seems to negate "all DVRs".
The buffering may be TiVo's, I don't know, but the commercial skip ReplayTV had, though through maybe another means.
Then I wonder about the old Windows Media Center, which was my first venture into something like a DVR. I can't remember if it worked with live TV, as it's been so long, but it recorded digitally, had 30 sec skip, and a guide.