Replace content with like content to enhance program experience

Patent No. 8,275,245

Issued: September 25, 2012
Filed: June 2, 2010

Inventors: Amsterdam; Jeffrey D. (Marietta, GA), Bhogal; Kulvir S. (Pflugerville, TX), Boss; Gregory J. (Saginaw, MI), Hamilton, II; Rick A. (Charlottesville, VA), O'Connell; Brian M. (Research Triangle Park, NC)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

A method and a system for replacement of programs on a video recorder based on preferences and size constraints of a video recorder. The video recorder compares recorded programs in the computer readable storage media and a schedule of programs to be recorded to a plurality of global preferences and program specific preferences specifying preferred recording quality. For each recorded program whose quality does not match a global preference or program specific preference, a listing of future programs is examined for alternate versions of the program which do match a global preference or program specific preference.

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