jon.in.durham <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Mark Kent wrote:
>> Doug Mentohl <doug_mentohl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> 'Proxy engine for custom handling of Web content'
>>> 'Electronic program guide displayed simultaneously with television
>> Teletext (BBC invented, 1970s/80s), offered electronic programme guides
>> from the start, and virtually all Teletext capable sets were able to
>> display the programme guide and the image simultaneously. This idea
>> dates back at least 25 years, and there are literally millions of sets
>> which are/have been sold which could do this.
> Teletext (or Viewdata), only offered programme listings, it was not in
> any way a 'EPG' in the modern sense.
I wasn't, no, I was comparing it with what it is. In particular, the
"what's on now/next in teletext" is exactly like an EPG is now.
> I think your are confusing it with PDC/VPS.
This is different, and I was certainly not confusing it at all. The
purpose of this is to allow video recording to follow actual schedules
rather than the published ones, which EPGs do *not* do.
You appear very unclear about what these technologies do.
For the record, I have a PDC capable video recorder, but I cannot use it
because PDC was abandoned on pressure from "copyright holders", whereas
EPGs have not been. I presume this is because EPGs do not reflect late
I would also note that late model analogue TVs, video recorders and
other machines would set their time from teletext broadcasts.
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