US Patent No: 4,945,563

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Video system and method for controlled viewing and videotaping

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A satellite TV or cable video receiver includes a decoder for decoding information embedded in a broadcasted TV program which can be utilized to permit an operator to select the program for viewing only, or viewing and the preparation of a copy of the program. In an alternate embodiment, the operator may also select and the receiver permit the preparation of a copy inhibited tape. With this receiver, first run movies may be displayed on a tape or view basis without destroying the after-market for the film.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ECHOSTAR ENGINEERING CORPORATIONLITTLETON, CO11
JAMES N. ROTHBARTHST LOUIS, MO1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Horton, Edwin T Wildwood, MO 8 327
Smith, Edward W Pecatonica, IL 14 325

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