>>That's because of the changes they made to get around the allegedly copied crappy Tivo software.<<
Which part of this is crappy and which part did Dish get aroind? Also, if Dish found a way to get around it why didn't they patent it?
"Claim 31. A process for the simultaneous storage and play back of multimedia data, comprising the steps of:
providing a physical data source, wherein said physical data source accepts broadcast data from an input device, parses video and audio data from said broadcast data, and temporarily stores said video and audio data;
providing a source object, wherein said source object extracts video and audio data from said physical data source;
providing a transform object, wherein said transform object stores and retrieves data streams onto a storage device;
wherein said source object obtains a buffer from said transform object, said source object converts video data into data streams and fills said buffer with said streams;
wherein said source object is automatically flow controlled by said transform object;
providing a sink object, wherein said sink object obtains data stream buffers from said transform object and outputs said streams to a video and audio decoder;
wherein said decoder converts said streams into display signals and sends said signals to a display;
wherein said sink object is automatically flow controlled by said transform object;
providing a control object, wherein said control object receives commands from a user, said commands control the flow of the broadcast data through the system; and
wherein said control object sends flow command events to said source, transform, and sink objects. "