An old patent, DVR (Digital Video Recorder), has just become the property of Microsoft. This patent is very important for Microsoft as a weapon to fulfill his ambition to change the Xbox into a device that claims to be more cool.
With this patent, Microsoft wants to console is not just a device for playing games, but the entertainment center that provides a variety of entertainment.
At first glance look back, in January 2007, when the Playstation 3 from Sony first appeared, Microsoft started playing around with the idea to package the game with a DVR.
Microsoft thought of this DVR applications running concurrently with the TV client component that allows users to record media content on their gaming devices.
Description of this patent shows, DVR application will integrate themselves with the menu on the console and allows users to record any media content while playing games. Users can also record content even when the console is off.
As for media content in question here, could mean the TV program, the experience of playing games, music, DVDs and much more. Users are also free to change various modes while recording.
Why would Microsoft want to bother getting a DVR? Described in the patent description, the device will experience a rich gaming audio and visual computing resources supported. Unfortunately, a large computing resources is often no effect for non-gaming.
In summary, include a DVR would be advantageous for Microsoft in providing systems, methods, computer readable media and the like are promising integration of gaming and media experiences on the console.
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