Dish to pay TiVo $104 million

By Justin Mann on October 6, 2008, 6:49 PM
The long-standing rivalry between Dish Network and TiVo may have come to a close. After dealing with numerous court battles that ended up in a nasty injunction, it seems Dish has finally agreed to shell out a sizable $104 million in damages over to TiVo.

The issue, which started with a patent infringement claim TiVo made about a DVR system that Dish pushed out, worried many customers that owned EchoStar-built DVRs. The concern was that Dish Network would recall them, which would be bad news all around. For the customers’ sake, Dish found a workaround and was able to implement it in time.

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tengeta said:
This sounds like crap. TiVo never invented anything and deserves nothing. TV stations have been doing this kind of thing with the same technology since HDD's were capable of storing enough data. All TiVo sells is a fancy cheap computer that they can actually convince people deserves 15 dollars a month for basically providing a hard drive. Their patent needs to be taken to court and nullifed over the fact they did nothing creative or new.
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