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JP2007173918A
JP2007173918A JP2005364589A JP2005364589A JP2007173918A JP 2007173918 A JP2007173918 A JP 2007173918A JP 2005364589 A JP2005364589 A JP 2005364589A JP 2005364589 A JP2005364589 A JP 2005364589A JP 2007173918 A JP2007173918 A JP 2007173918A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve the problem wherein such futilities that a plurality of video recording/reproducing devices record the same program redundantly, or the like occur since each user reserves recording individually to the plurality of video recording/reproducing devices installed in a house. <P>SOLUTION: A recording reservation system has at least one of recording/reproducing devices 101-104, and a recording reservation device 100 for managing the recording reservation of each recording/reproducing device. The recording reservation device 100 monitors the spare capacity of each recording and reproducing device and the operation situation of the recording reservation, or the like, for managing as recording/reproduction device information. An optimum recording/reproducing device is selected for instructing recording reservation to user input or a recording reservation request from each recording/reproducing device. The recording and reproducing devices 102-104 execute reserved picture recording, reproduction processing, and deletion processing, based on recording management information managed by the recording reservation device 100 unitarily. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2007,JPO&INPIT

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本発明は、番組録画を行う録画再生装置と録画再生装置への録画予約を一括管理する録画予約装置からなる録画予約システムに関するものである。 The present invention relates to a recording reservation system comprising a video-recording programming apparatus for collectively managing a recording reservation of the recording and reproducing apparatus and the recording reproducing apparatus for program recording.

現在、大容量の記録媒体を持つDVD/HDDレコーダ等の録画再生装置が普及し、複数台所有する家庭も珍しくない。 Currently, the video recording and playback device to the spread of DVD / HDD recorder or the like having a recording medium having a large capacity, the home is also not uncommon to own more than one. これらの録画再生装置へは、個々にEPG(電子番組ガイド)やGコード、或いはマニュアル設定により番組が予約録画される。 To these recording and reproducing apparatus, the program is reserved recording by individually EPG (Electronic Program Guide) or G code, or a manual setting. 録画された番組は装置間で共有するためのガイドラインもDLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance)等で検討され、このガイドラインに準拠した商品も発売されつつある。 Recorded program guidelines for sharing between devices is also being studied in the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), etc., goods are also being released that conforms to this guideline. また、各録画再生装置に録画された番組から必要な番組を検索して、録画再生装置間で受け渡しを可能にする先行技術もある(特許文献1)。 Further, by searching a necessary program from the recorded program in the recording and reproducing apparatus, there is also prior art that enables passed between the recording and reproducing apparatus (Patent Document 1).
特開2004−320455号公報 JP 2004-320455 JP

しかしながら、録画再生装置には、そのユーザが個々に録画予約するため、他の録画再生装置にどの番組が録画予約されたかが分からず、同じ番組を複数の録画再生装置に重複して録画され、無駄に録画再生装置のHDD等の記録媒体を消費していた。 However, the video recording and playback apparatus, therefore the user recording reservation individually, not know what program was scheduled for recording to another recording and reproducing apparatus is recorded by overlapping the same program into a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus, wasteful It was consumed recording medium such as HDD for recording and reproducing device.

上述した課題を解決するために本発明は、少なくとも1つ以上の録画再生装置と前記録画再生装置の録画予約を管理する録画予約装置とからなる録画予約システムであって、前記録画予約装置は、前記録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量や録画予約等の動作状況を監視し、録画再生装置情報として管理する録画再生装置管理手段と、前記録画再生装置との通信を行うネットワーク通信手段と、ユーザからの入力を受け付ける入力手段と、ユーザ入力又は前記録画再生装置からの録画予約要求に対し、前記録画再生装置情報を基に録画可能な録画再生装置を選定し、当該録画再生装置に録画予約を指示し、録画管理情報として管理する録画管理手段と、を備え、前記録画再生装置は、録画のための映像信号を受信する受信手段と、前記録画予約 The present invention is to solve the above problems, a recording reservation system including a recording reservation apparatus for managing recording of at least one or more recording and reproducing apparatus and the recording and reproducing apparatus, the recording reservation device, monitors the operation status such as the free space and recording of the recording medium of the recording and reproducing apparatus, a recording and reproducing apparatus management means for managing a recording and reproduction apparatus information, a network communication means for communicating with the recording and reproducing apparatus, the user input means for receiving an input from, with respect to recording reservation request from a user input or the recording and reproducing apparatus, it selects a recordable recording and reproducing apparatus based on the recording and reproducing device information, the recording reservation to the recording and reproducing apparatus It indicated, and a recording management means for managing the recording management information, the recording and reproducing apparatus includes a receiving unit for receiving the video signal for recording, the recording reservation 置との通信を行うネットワーク通信手段と、ユーザ入力を受け付ける入力手段と、番組情報を収集する番組情報収集手段と、ユーザに前記番組情報を開示し、ユーザからの録画予約を受付け、当該録画予約情報を前記録画予約装置に通知する録画予約通知手段と、前記録画予約装置からの機器状態の問い合わせに応答する機器状態問合せ応答手段と、前記録画予約装置からの録画予約指示により、当該録画予約情報を保存し、録画予約を行うリモート録画予約受付手段と、録画予約された番組を指定時間に録画モード等の指定条件で録画する番組録画手段と、録画された番組を再生する番組再生手段と、を備える。 And network communication means for communicating with location, discloses input means for receiving a user input, the program information collecting means for collecting program information, the program information to a user, accepts the recording reservation from the user, the recording schedule a recording reservation notifying unit for notifying the information on the video-recording programming apparatus, the apparatus state inquiry response means responsive to the inquiry device status from the video-recording programming apparatus, the recording reservation instruction from the video-recording programming apparatus, the recording reservation information the Save, and remote recording reservation accepting unit configured to perform recording reservation, a program recording means for recording a specified condition recording mode such as a specified time the recording reserved program, the program reproducing means for reproducing the recorded program, equipped with a.

また、前記録画再生装置は、番組情報を自ら取得せず前記録画予約装置に問い合わせ、ユーザに開示する番組情報収集手段を備え、前記録画予約装置は、インターネットやテレビ放送波等から番組情報を収集し、前記録画再生装置からの番組情報取得要求に応答する番組情報収集手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the video-recording programming apparatus without acquiring own program information includes program information collecting means disclosed to the user, the recording reservation device collects program information from the Internet and television broadcast waves and the like and it may include program information collecting means responsive to the program information acquisition request from the recording and reproducing apparatus.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画予約されたすべての番組情報の取得を前記録画予約装置に要求する録画番組リスト取得手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus may comprise a recorded program list acquiring means for requesting acquisition of all the program information recording reservation in the recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system to the video-recording programming apparatus.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画されたすべての番組情報の取得を前記録画予約装置に要求する録画番組リスト取得手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus may comprise a recorded program list acquiring means for requesting acquisition of all the program information recorded in the recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system to the video-recording programming apparatus.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画予約されたすべての番組情報を管理し、前記録画再生装置からの録画予約された番組情報取得要求に対して当該番組情報を送信する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus manages all the program information recording reservation in the recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system, the program information to the recording reserved program information acquisition request from the recording and reproducing apparatus it may include a recording management means for transmitting.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画済みの番組リストを管理し、録画再生装置からの録画済み番組情報取得要求に対して当該録画済み番組情報を送信する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus includes recording management manages the recorded program list recording reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system transmits the recorded program information to the recorded program information acquisition request from the recording and reproducing apparatus it may be provided with a means.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約装置から取得した録画済み番組情報からユーザが視聴を所望する番組が当該録画再生装置で録画されている場合に、当該録画番組を再生する番組再生手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, when a program that the user from recorded program information acquired from the recording programming apparatus desires to view is recorded in the recording and reproducing apparatus, provided with a program reproducing means for reproducing the recorded program it may be.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約装置から取得した録画済み番組情報からユーザが所望する番組が他の録画再生装置で録画されている場合、録画を行った録画再生装置に対してストリーミング再生のために番組データ取得を要求するストリーミングデータ要求手段と、当該要求に応答し、番組データを送信するストリーミングデータ応答手段と、を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, when the program that the user from recorded program information acquired from the scheduled recording device is desired is recorded in another recording and reproducing apparatus, the streaming playback with respect to the recording and reproducing apparatus performing recording a streaming data requesting means for requesting the program data acquisition for, in response to the request, streaming data response means for transmitting program data, may be provided.

また、前記録画予約装置は、番組情報等を基に番組放送の時間延長等の放送時間変更を検出する番組情収集手段と、当該番組の録画予約された録画再生装置に対して、時間変更を指示し、録画予約情報を更新する録画管理手段と、を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus includes a program information acquisition means for detecting a broadcast time change time extension or the like of the broadcast program based on program information or the like for recording and reproducing device that is the recording reservation of the program, the time change indicated, the recording management means for updating the recording reservation information may be provided. さらに、前記録画予約装置は、番組情報等を基に番組放送の時間延長等の放送時間変更を検出し、当該番組の録画予約された録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少ない場合、あるいは延長時間に既に録画予約がある場合は、当該録画再生装置の録画予約をキャンセルし、当該番組を録画するに必要な空き容量を持つ録画再生装置を前記録画再生機器情報から選定し、当該録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報を更新する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Furthermore, the video-recording programming apparatus detects the broadcast time change of time extension or the like of a program broadcast on the basis of the program information and the like, when the free space of the recording medium of the recording reserved recording and reproducing apparatus of the program is small, or the extension If there is already a recording reservation time, select to cancel the scheduled recording of the recording and reproducing apparatus, a recording and reproducing apparatus having a space necessary for recording the program from the recording and playback device information, the recording and reproducing apparatus to make the recording reservation, may be provided with a recording management means for updating the recording management information.

また、前記録画予約装置は、番組情報等を基に延長等の放送時間変更を検出し、当該番組の録画予約を行う録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少なく、更に他の録画再生装置においても当該番組を録画する空き容量がない場合、前記録画再生装置情報を基に複数の録画再生装置の空き容量を合算し、当該番組の録画に必要な空き容量を確保できた場合、複数の録画再生装置でリレー録画を行うために複数の録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報を更新する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus detects the broadcast time change of the extension or the like based on the program information or the like, less free space of the recording medium of the recording and reproducing apparatus for performing recording reservation of the program, in yet another recording and reproducing apparatus If no free space also recording the program is, the recording and reproducing apparatus information summing the free space of the plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus based on, If you can free up space required for recording the program, a plurality of recording reproducing apparatus performs recording reservation plurality of recording and reproduction device in order to perform the relay recording in may include a recording management means for updating the recording management information. あるいは、前記録画予約装置は、録画予約を行う際、当該番組を録画するに必要な容量と比較して個々の録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少ない場合、前記録画再生装置情報を基に複数の録画再生装置の空き容量を合算し、当該番組の録画に必要な空き容量を確保できた場合、複数の録画再生装置でリレー録画を行うために複数の録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報を更新する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Alternatively, the recording reservation device, when performing recording reservation, when the free space of the recording medium compared to the capacity required to record the program each recording and playback apparatus is small, based on the recording and reproducing apparatus information summing the free space of the plurality of recording and reproduction apparatus, when secured the space required for recording the program, it performs a recording reservation in a plurality of recording and reproduction device in order to perform the relay recording a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus, may be provided with a recording management means for updating the recording management information. さらに、前記録画再生装置は、リレー録画された番組を再生する際、録画予約装置から取得した録画管理情報を基に、番組録画した録画再生装置を録画順にアクセスする番組再生手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, when reproducing the relay recorded program, on the basis of the recording management information acquired from the scheduled recording apparatus may be provided with a program reproducing means for accessing the recording and reproducing apparatus program recording in the recording order .

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画予約を制御する録画再生装置を識別するため、録画再生装置のMACアドレス等を登録し、当該録画再生装置識別情報を管理する機器登録認証手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation device, for identifying the recording and reproducing apparatus for controlling the recording reservation, and registers the MAC address of the recording and reproducing apparatus may be provided with a device registration authentication means for managing the recording and reproducing device identification information .

また、前記録画予約装置は、LAN等の通信手手段を介した録画再生装置からアクセスに対し、当該録画再生装置のMACアドレス等の識別情報が録画再生装置識別情報に含まれているか調べ、含まれていればアクセスを許可する機器登録認証手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus, compared accessed by the recording and reproducing apparatus through the communication hand means such as LAN, checks whether the identification information such as the MAC address of the recording and reproducing apparatus is included in the recording and reproducing device identification information, included it may comprise a device registration authentication unit to permit access if the. さらに、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約を指示する録画予約装置を識別するため、録画予約装置のMACアドレス等を登録し、当該録画予約装置識別情報を管理する録画予約装置登録認証手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, for identifying the recording reservation device for indicating the recording reservation, and registers the MAC address of the video-recording programming apparatus, comprising a recording reservation device registration authentication means for managing the recording reservation device identification information it may be. さらに、前記録画予約装置登録識別手段は、LAN等の通信手手段を介した録画予約装置からアクセスに対し、当該録画予約装置のMACアドレス等の識別情報が録画予約装置識別情報に含まれているか調べ、含まれていればアクセスを許可してもよい。 Furthermore, the video-recording programming apparatus registration identification means, with respect to access from the video-recording programming apparatus via the communication hand means such as LAN, or identification information such as MAC address of the recording programming apparatus is included in the video-recording programming apparatus identification information examined, it may allow access if it is included.

また、前記録画予約装置は、少なくともユーザIDを含むユーザに関する情報の登録を促し、ユーザ情報をして管理するユーザ登録認証手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus prompts the registration of information about the user including at least a user ID, it may be provided with a user registration authentication unit that manages the user information.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画再生装置からの録画予約を行う際、管理されているユーザ情報を基に、当該操作の可否を判断するユーザ登録認証手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation apparatus, when performing recording reservation from the recording and reproducing apparatus, based on user information managed may include a user registration authentication means for determining whether the operation.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約システムを利用するユーザ登録を行い、当該ユーザ情報を録画予約装置に送信し、ユーザ登録を行うユーザ登録認証手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus performs user registration to use the recording reservation system transmits the user information to the video-recording programming apparatus may include a user registration authentication means for performing user registration.

また、前記録画再生装置は、ユーザが録画予約システムを利用する際、ユーザID入力を促し、録画予約等の操作時に録画予約装置に当該ユーザID情報を送信し、ユーザ認証を行うユーザ登録認証手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, when a user uses a recording reservation system prompts the user ID input, and transmits the user ID information to the video-recording programming apparatus during operation such as recording reservation, user registration authentication means for performing user authentication it may be provided.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画された番組の予約ユーザが当該番組を視聴した際、未視聴ユーザ数を1つ減らす録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation device, when the reserving user of the recorded program is watched the program, may include a recording management means one less number unviewed user.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画された番組の予約ユーザが当該番組を視聴した際、未視聴のユーザID等のユーザを識別する情報を削除する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation device, when the reserving user of the recorded program is watched the program, may include a recording management means for deleting information identifying the user such as the user ID of the unviewed.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザ数を表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus may comprise a recording management means for displaying the number of reservations user recording reserved program and the recording reservation program.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus may comprise a recording management means for displaying information identifying the user such as reserving user ID recording reserved program and the recording reservation program.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザ数を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the number of reserved user recording reserved program and the recording reservation program on the video-recording programming apparatus may include a recording management means for displaying.

前記録画再生装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the information identifying the user such as reserving user ID recording reserved program and the recording reservation program on the video-recording programming apparatus may include a recording management means for displaying.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画済み番組及び当該番組の未視聴ユーザ数を表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus may comprise a recording management means for displaying the unviewed number of users of recorded programs and the program.

また、前記録画予約装置は、録画済み番組及び当該番組の未視聴のユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus may comprise a recording management means for displaying information identifying the user of the user ID such as unviewed recorded programs and the program.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画された番組及び当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザ数を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the unviewed number of users of recorded programs and the recorded program in the recording reservation apparatus may include a recording management means for displaying.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画された番組及び当該録画済み番組の未視聴のユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the information identifying the user of the user ID such as unviewed of recorded programs and the recorded program in the recording reservation apparatus may include a recording management means for displaying.

また、前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該ユーザが録画予約を行ったユーザであり、且つ未視聴である場合は、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザ数を1つ減らす録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or the recording and reproducing apparatus, a user to which the user performs a recording reservation, and if not yet viewed, the recorded the unviewed number of users of programs may be provided with a recording management means one less.

また、前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該ユーザが録画予約を行ったユーザであり、且つ未視聴である場合は、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザID等ユーザを特定する情報を削除する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or the recording and reproducing apparatus, a user to which the user performs a recording reservation, and if not yet viewed, the recorded the unviewed user ID such as a user of the program may include a recording management means for deleting information identifying.

また、前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザ数が0である場合、当該録画済み番組を削除する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or recording and reproducing apparatus, when unviewed number of users of the recorded program is zero, deletes the recorded program recording it may be provided with a management means.

また、前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザID等ユーザを特定する情報がすべて削除されている場合、当該録画済み番組を削除する録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Further, the recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or recording and reproducing apparatus, when the information for identifying the unviewed user ID such as a user of the recorded program is deleted, all, it may include a recording management means for deleting the recorded program.

また、前記録画予約装置は、他のユーザに対して録画予約情報及び録画済み番組情報を開示せずに録画予約を行う録画管理手段を備えてもよい。 Also, the video-recording programming apparatus may comprise a recording management means for performing recording reservation without disclosing recording reservation information and the recorded program information to other users.

また、前記録画再生装置は、録画予約装置が持つ機能を含めてもよい。 Further, the recording and reproducing apparatus may include a function of recording programming apparatus has.

本発明の録画予約システムは、個々の録画再生装置に録画予約される録画予約情報をLAN等の通信手段を介して録画予約装置に通知し、録画予約装置はすべての録画再生装置のHDDや光ディスク等の記録媒体の空き容量や録画予約情報を管理し、重複した録画予約要求に対しても最適な一台の録画再生装置を選択し、録画予約を行うことで録画再生装置全体の記録容量を有効に利用できるという利点がある。 Recording reservation system of the present invention notifies the recording reservation information recording reservation to individual recording and reproducing apparatus to the video-recording programming apparatus through the communication means such as LAN, video-recording programming apparatus includes an HDD or an optical disk of all recording and reproducing apparatus manages the free space and recording reservation information of a recording medium etc., also select the recording and reproducing apparatus of the optimal single against duplicate recording reservation request, the recording capacity of the whole recording and reproducing apparatus by performing the recording reservation there is an advantage that can be effectively utilized. また、複数の録画再生装置への録画予約が必要な録画時間が重なる録画予約であっても、一つの録画再生装置から録画予約ができるという利点がある。 Further, even in recording reservation recording reservation recording time required to a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus overlap, there is the advantage that it is recording reservation from one recording and reproducing apparatus.

以下に本発明の実施の形態にかかる録画予約システムについて、図面を参照して説明する。 For recording reservation system according to an embodiment of the present invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

(実施の形態) (Embodiment)
図1は、本発明の実施の形態による録画予約システムの構成を示すブロック図である。 Figure 1 is a block diagram showing the configuration of a recording reservation system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. 同図において、101は録画予約装置、102、103、104は録画再生装置で、105のローカルエリアネットワーク(LAN)であり、それぞれの装置はLANに接続されている。 In the figure, 101 is recording programming apparatus, 102, 103, and 104 in the recording and reproducing apparatus, a 105 local area network (LAN), each device is connected to the LAN. ここで、録画再生装置は、1つ以上接続されるものとする。 Here, the recording and reproducing apparatus shall be connected one or more.

図2は、本実施の形態の録画予約システムにおける録画予約装置(図1中の録画予約装置100)の構成を示す機能ブロック図である。 Figure 2 is a functional block diagram showing the configuration of a video-recording programming apparatus in the recording reservation system of the present embodiment (video-recording programming apparatus 100 in FIG. 1). 同図において、201は録画予約装置、202は記憶媒体中に記憶される録画再生装置情報、203は録画再生装置管理手段、204は記憶媒体中に記憶される録画管理情報、205は録画管理手段、206は機器登録認証手段、207はユーザ登録認証手段、208は入力手段、209は番組情報収集手段、210はネットワーク通信手段である。 In the figure, the video-recording programming apparatus, recording and reproducing apparatus information 202 stored in the storage medium 201, recording and reproducing apparatus management means 203, 204 recording management information stored in the storage medium, the recording management section 205 , the device registration authentication unit 206, 207 is a user registration authentication unit, an input unit 208, the program information collecting unit 209, 210 is a network communication means.

ここで、録画移再生装置管理手段203は、各録画再生装置の記録媒体(HDD、光ディスク、半導体メモリなど)の空き容量や録画予約などの動作状況を管理し、録画再生装置情報202として管理する。 Here, the recording shift reproducing apparatus management unit 203, the recording medium of the recording and reproducing device manages (HDD, an optical disk, a semiconductor memory, etc.) the operation conditions such as space and recording reservation, to manage a recording and reproduction apparatus information 202 . また、録画管理手段205は、入力手段208または録画再生装置からの録画予約要求に対し、録画再生装置情報202を基に録画可能な録画再生装置を選定して録画予約を指示し、録画管理情報204として管理する。 Also, recording management unit 205, to the recording reservation request from the input unit 208 or the recording and reproducing apparatus, a recording reservation indicated by selecting a recordable recording and reproducing apparatus based on the recording and reproducing apparatus information 202, recording management information It is managed as 204.

図3は、本実施の形態の録画予約システムにおける録画再生装置(図1中の録画再生装置102〜104)の構成を示す機能ブロック図である。 Figure 3 is a functional block diagram showing the configuration of a recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system of the present embodiment (recording and reproducing devices 102 to 104 in FIG. 1). 同図において、301は録画再生装置、302は入力手段、303は番組情報収集手段、304は録画予約通知手段、305は記憶媒体中に記憶される録画予約情報、306は機器状態問合せ応答手段、307はリモート録画予約受付手段、308は受信手段としてのチューナ、309は番組録画手段、310は録画番組リスト取得手段、311は記憶媒体中に記憶される録画済み番組データ、312はストリーミングデータ要求手段、313はストリーミングデータ応答手段、314はネットワーク通信手段、315は番組再生手段、316はAV出力手段、317は録画予約装置登録認証手段、318はユーザ登録認証手段である。 In the figure, the recording and reproducing apparatus, the input unit 302 is 301, the program information collecting unit 303, the recording reservation notifying unit 304, recording reservation information 305 stored in the storage medium, 306 device status inquiry response means, remote recording reservation accepting means 307, the tuner as reception means 308, the program recording unit 309, the recorded program list obtaining unit 310, a recorded program data 311 stored in the storage medium, the streaming data request means 312 , streaming data response means 313, 314 the network communication means, the program reproducing means 315, the AV output unit 316, a recording reservation device registration authentication unit 317, the 318 is a user registration authentication means.

ここで、録画予約通知手段304は、ユーザに番組情報を開示し、ユーザからの録画予約を受付け、録画予約情報205を録画予約装置201に通知する。 Here, the recording reservation notifying unit 304, discloses a program information to a user, accepts the recording reservation from the user, and notifies the recording reservation information 205 to the video-recording programming apparatus 201. また、機器状態問合せ応答手段306は、録画予約装置201からの機器状態の問合せに応答する。 The device state inquiry response means 306 is responsive to the inquiry device status from the video-recording programming apparatus 201. また、リモート録画予約受付手段307は、録画予約装置201からの録画予約指示により、録画予約情報305を保存し、録画予約を行なう。 Also, the remote recording reservation accepting unit 307, the recording reservation instruction from the video-recording programming apparatus 201, to save the recording schedule information 305, a recording reservation.

録画予約システムにおいて、機器登録・認証、ユーザ登録・認証を行う手順を図2、図3を用いて説明する。 In recording reservation system, device registration and authentication, 2 the procedure for user registration and authentication will be described with reference to FIG.

(機器登録・認証処理) (Device registration and authentication processing)
まず、機器登録、認証に関しては、録画予約装置201はユーザにより入力手段208を介して、機器登録を指示されると、機器登録認証手段206はユーザに登録機器の情報入力を促す。 First, device registration, with respect to authentication, video-recording programming apparatus 201 via the input unit 208 by the user is instructed to the device registration, device registration authentication unit 206 prompts the information input of the registration device to the user. ユーザは、登録する録画再生装置のMACアドレス(メディア・アクセス・コントロール・アドレス)等の識別情報を、入力手段208を介して入力し、機器登録認証手段206は当該機器情報を登録、管理する。 The user identification information such as the MAC address of the recording and reproducing apparatus for registering (Media Access Control address), through the input unit 208, device registration authentication unit 206 registers the device information, manages. 機器登録認証手段206は以後の録画再生装置からのアクセスがある場合には、登録した機器情報が存在するかを調べ、有ればアクセスを許可し、無ければアクセスを許可しない。 If device registration authentication unit 206 with access from subsequent recording and playback apparatus checks whether the device information registered is present, to allow access if there does not allow access unless.

また、録画再生装置301の録画予約装置登録認証手段317で、録画予約を指示する録画予約装置201を識別するために、そのMACアドレス等を登録し、録画予約装置識別情報を管理する。 Further, in the video-recording programming apparatus registration authentication unit 317 of the recording and reproducing device 301, to identify the recording reservation device 201 for instructing the recording reservation, and registers the MAC address or the like, manages the video-recording programming apparatus identification information. そして、録画予約装置201からのアクセスに対して、MACアドレス等の識別情報が録画予約装置識別情報に含まれているかを調べ、含まれていればアクセスを許可する。 Then, the access from the video-recording programming apparatus 201 checks whether identification information such as MAC address is included in the video-recording programming apparatus identification information, included to allow access if.

また、ユーザ登録・認証に関しては、録画予約装置201はユーザにより入力手段208を介して、ユーザ登録を指示されると、ユーザ登録認証手段207はユーザにユーザID等のユーザ識別情報の入力を促す。 With regard to user registration and authentication, video-recording programming apparatus 201 via the input unit 208 by the user is instructed to user registration, user registration authentication unit 207 prompting the user identification information such as a user ID to the user . ユーザは登録するユーザの識別情報を、入力手段208を介して入力し、ユーザ登録認証手段207は当該ユーザ情報を登録、管理する。 The user identification information of the user to be registered through the input unit 208, user registration authentication unit 207 registers the user information, it managed. ユーザ登録認証手段207は以後の入力手段208や録画再生装置301からの操作を行う場合、ユーザを識別する情報の入力を促し、入力された情報が登録されたユーザ情報に存在するかどうかを調べ、無ければ操作を拒否する。 If user registration authentication unit 207 to perform the operation from further input means 208 and the recording and reproducing apparatus 301, prompts for information identifying the user, information entered is checked whether there the user information registered , it rejects the operation if not.

ユーザ登録は録画再生装置301のユーザ登録認証手段318を介して同様に行うことができる。 Registration can be performed in the same manner via the user registration authentication unit 318 of the recording and reproducing device 301. ユーザ登録認証手段318は入力されたユーザ情報を録画予約装置201のユーザ登録認証手段207に通知し、ユーザ登録認証手段207はそのユーザ情報を管理する。 User registration authentication unit 318 notifies the user information entered in the user registration authentication unit 207 of the video-recording programming apparatus 201, user registration authentication unit 207 manages user information.

(録画予約処理) (Recording reservation processing)
次に録画予約の処理手順に関して、図2、図3を用いて説明する。 Regard then recording reservation processing procedure, Figure 2, will be described with reference to FIG.

録画再生装置301の番組情報収集手段303は、インターネットの番組情報サイト或いはテレビ放送波から番組情報を収集する。 The recording and reproducing apparatus 301 of the program information collection means 303 collects the program information from the program information on the Internet site or television broadcasting wave. ユーザは番組情報表示を入力手段302から指示し、番組情報収集手段303は番組表を表示するためにAV出力手段316にデータを出力する。 The user instructs the program information display from the input unit 302, a program information acquisition unit 303 outputs the data to the AV output unit 316 to display the program table. ユーザは、表示された番組表から録画したい番組を選択し、入力手段302からの指示に基づき録画予約通知手段304は、ネットワーク通信手段314を介して録画予約装置201に録画予約要求を通知する。 The user selects a program to be recorded from the program table displayed, recording reservation notifying unit 304 based on an instruction from the input unit 302 notifies the recording reservation request to the video-recording programming apparatus 201 via the network communication unit 314.

番組情報収集手段303は番組情報を自ら取得せず、録画予約装置201に問い合わせて、得た情報をユーザに開示してもよい。 Program information collecting unit 303 does not acquire its own program information, contact the video-recording programming apparatus 201 may disclose the information obtained to the user. また、録画番組リスト取得手段310は、各録画再生装置で録画予約された全ての番組情報を録画予約装置201に要求してもよい。 Further, the recorded program list acquisition section 310 may request all program information recording reservation in the recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation device 201.

録画予約装置201は、ネットワーク通信手段210を介して、録画再生装置301からの録画予約要求を受け取る。 Recording programming apparatus 201 via the network communication unit 210 receives a recording reservation request from the recording and reproduction apparatus 301. 録画予約装置201は、録画再生装置管理手順203により録画予約システム内の録画再生装置のHDD等の記録媒体の空き容量や録画再生の状況を監視し、常に録画再生装置の状況を録画再生機器情報202として保持している。 Recording programming apparatus 201, recording and reproducing apparatus by the management procedure 203 to monitor the status of the free space and recording and reproducing of the recording medium such as HDD for recording and reproducing device in the recording reservation system, always recording and reproduction apparatus information the status of the recording and reproducing apparatus It is held as 202. 録画予約装置201は、録画再生装置301から受け取った録画予約要求に対し、録画管理手段205で録画再生装置情報202を基に当該録画に最適な録画再生装置を選定し、当該録画再生装置に録画予約指示を出し、少なくとも、録画番組名、時間、録画品質、予約ユーザ名、録画予約した録画再生装置等を含む録画管理情報204として管理する。 Recording programming apparatus 201 to the recording and reproducing apparatus 301 recording reservation request received from, and selects an optimum recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording based on the recording and reproducing device information 202 in the recording management section 205, recording on the recording and reproducing apparatus Book instructing out, at least, a recorded program name, time, recording quality, reservation user name, to manage a recording management information 204 including the recording and reproducing apparatus or the like recording reservation.

また、録画管理手段205は、各録画再生装置で録画予約された全ての番組情報及び録画済みの番組リストを管理し、録画再生装置301からの録画予約された番組情報取得要求または録画済み番組情報取得要求に対して、該当する番組情報を送信してもよい。 Also, recording management unit 205, recording reservation has been manages all of the program information and the recorded program list, the recording reserved program information acquisition request or recorded program information from the recording and reproducing apparatus 301 in the recording and reproducing apparatus the acquired request, may send the appropriate program information.

録画予約装置201により録画予約指示された録画再生装置301は、リモート録画予約受付手段307により、指示された内容を録画予約情報305として管理する。 Recording programming apparatus 201 recording and reproducing apparatus 301 recording reservation indicated by the by the remote recording reservation accepting unit 307, managing the instructed content as recording reservation information 305. 番組録画手段309は、録画予約された時間にチューナ308を介して受信して番組の録画を開始し、録画済み番組データ311に記録する。 Program recording means 309 starts the recording of the program and received via the tuner 308 to recording reservation time, and records the recorded program data 311. また、録画完了を録画予約装置201に通知し、録画管理手段205は録画完了したことを録画管理情報204に保存する。 Also, notifies the recording completion to the video-recording programming apparatus 201, the recording managing means 205 stores the recording management information 204 that has been recorded complete.

録画予約は録画再生装置301からだけでなく、録画予約装置201からもできる。 Recording reservation not only from the recording and reproducing apparatus 301, it is also from the recording reservation device 201. 番組情報収集手段209はインターネットの番組情報サイト等から番組情報を収集する。 Program information collection means 209 collects the program information from the program information site of the Internet. ユーザは番組情報表示を入力手段208から指示し、番組情報収集手段209は番組表を所定の表示手段(図示せず)に表示する。 The user instructs the program information display from the input unit 208, a program information acquisition unit 209 displays the program table on a predetermined display means (not shown). ユーザは録画したい番組を選択し、録画管理手段205に通知する。 The user may select the program you want to record, and notifies the recording management means 205. このとき、他のユーザの情報は表示されないので、ユーザ間のプライベートを守ることもできる。 At this time, no information is displayed for other users, it is also possible to protect the private between users.

(再生処理) (Playback processing)
次に録画済み番組の再生手順に関して、図2、図3を用いて説明する。 Now to the procedure of reproducing the recorded program will be described with reference to FIG. 2, FIG.

録画再生装置301はユーザからの録画済み番組リストの取得のため、録画番組リスト取得手段310によりネットワークを介して、録画予約装置201の録画管理手段205に録画済み番組のリストを要求する。 For recording and reproduction apparatus 301 acquires the recorded program list from the user, via the network by the recording program list acquisition section 310 requests the list of recorded programs in the recording management section 205 of the video-recording programming apparatus 201. 録画管理手段205は録画管理情報204に基づき録画済み番組リストを返信する。 Recording management unit 205 returns the recorded program list on the basis of the recording management information 204. 録画番組リスト取得手段310はユーザに録画済み番組リストを開示し、選択を促す。 Recorded program list acquisition section 310 discloses recorded program list to the user, it prompts the user to select. ユーザは所望の番組を入力手段302により選択する。 The user selects the input unit 302 a desired program. 番組再生手段315は、指定された録画番組の所在を録画予約装置201から得た録画済み番組リストから調べ、自録画再生装置内に記録されている場合は、その録画済み番組データ311から読み出し、AV出力316に出力する。 Program reproduction means 315 checks the recorded program list to obtain a location of the designated recorded program from the recording reservation device 201, if recorded on the own recording and reproducing apparatus reads from the recorded program data 311, and outputs it to the AV output 316. 他の録画再生装置に録画されている場合は、ストリーミングデータ要求手段312を介して、録画されている録画再生装置のストリーミングデータ応答手段313から番組データを取得する。 If it is recorded in another recording and reproducing apparatus, via a streaming data requesting unit 312, acquires the program data from the streaming data response means 313 of the recording and reproducing apparatus is recorded. 番組再生手段315は取得したデータから逐次再生し、AV出力316に出力する。 Program reproduction means 315 sequentially reproduced from the acquired data, and outputs to the AV output 316.

(番組削除処理) (Program deletion process)
次に録画済み番組の削除手順に関して、図2、図3を用いて説明する。 Now to procedure for deleting the recorded program will be described with reference to FIG. 2, FIG.

録画予約装置201の録画管理手段205は、番組毎に録画予約を要求したユーザ数、ユーザ識別情報を管理する。 Recording management unit 205 of the video-recording programming apparatus 201 manages the number of users requesting a recording reservation for each program, the user identification information. 録画再生装置301は番組再生手段315を介して録画済み番組視聴済み情報や削除要求を録画予約装置201の録画管理手段205に通知する。 Recording and reproducing apparatus 301 notifies the recorded program viewing completion information and delete request through the program reproduction means 315 in the recording management section 205 of the video-recording programming apparatus 201. 録画管理手段205は削除要求がある毎に録画済み番組のユーザ数を1つ減らし、0になった際に削除する。 Recording management section 205 decrements by one the number of users of recorded programs each time there is a deletion request, it deletes when it becomes zero. 録画管理手段205はユーザ識別情報を管理しているため、どのユーザが未視聴か、削除要求を出していないかをユーザからの要求で表示する。 For recording management unit 205 which manages the user identification information, which user or unviewed, displays the request from the user or not emitting delete request.

以上のように本実施の形態による録画予約システムによれば、録画予約装置100で複数の録画再生装置における録画予約を一括管理し、複数の録画再生装置で同じ番組を重複して録画することを排除し、各録画再生装置の記録媒体を有効に利用することができる。 According to the recording reservation system according to the present embodiment as described above, the recording reservation at a plurality of recording and reproduction device with a recording reservation device 100 collectively managed to record duplicate the same program by a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus eliminate, it is possible to effectively use the recording medium of the recording and reproducing device.

なお、録画予約装置201の番組情収集手段209は、番組情報等を基に番組放送の時間延長等の放送時間変更を検出し、録画管理手段205は、その番組の録画予約された録画再生装置に対して、時間変更を指示し、録画予約情報を更新するようにしてもよい。 Incidentally, the program information acquisition unit 209 of the video-recording programming apparatus 201 detects the broadcast time change of time extension or the like of a program broadcast on the basis of the program information, etc., recording management unit 205, recording and reproducing apparatus which is the recording reservation of the program against, may be to instruct the time change, to update the recording reservation information. また、録画管理手段205は、番組情報等を基に番組放送の時間延長等の放送時間変更を検出し、当該番組の録画予約された録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少ない場合、あるいは延長時間に既に録画予約がある場合は、その録画再生装置の録画予約をキャンセルし、当該番組を録画するに必要な空き容量を持つ録画再生装置を録画再生機器情報202から選定し、当該録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報204を更新してもよい。 Also, recording management unit 205 detects the broadcast time change time extension or the like of the broadcast program based on program information or the like, when the free space of the recording medium of the recording reserved recording and reproducing apparatus of the program is small, or the extension If there is already a recording reservation time, cancel the scheduled recording of the recording and reproducing apparatus, selects a recording and reproducing apparatus having a space necessary for recording the program from the recording reproduction apparatus information 202, the recording and reproducing apparatus to make the recording reservation, it may update the recording management information 204. または、録画管理手段205は、番組情報等を基に延長等の放送時間変更を検出し、当該番組の録画予約を行う録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少なく、更に他の録画再生装置においても当該番組を録画する空き容量がない場合、録画再生装置情報202を基に複数の録画再生装置の空き容量を合算し、当該番組の録画に必要な空き容量を確保できた場合、複数の録画再生装置でリレー録画を行うために複数の録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報204を更新するようにしてもよい。 Or, recording management unit 205 detects the broadcast time change of the extension or the like based on the program information or the like, less free space of the recording medium of the recording and reproducing apparatus for performing recording reservation of the program, in yet another recording and reproducing apparatus If no free space also recording the program is, the recording and reproduction apparatus information 202 sums the free space of the plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus based on, If you can free up space required for recording the program, a plurality of recording performs recording reservation multiple recording and reproducing apparatus in order to perform the relay recording at the reproducing apparatus, it may be updated recording management information 204. この場合、所定時間の重なりが生じるように録画予約するとよい。 In this case, the recording reservation as overlap of a predetermined time occurs.

また、録画管理手段205は、録画予約を行う際、当該番組を録画するに必要な容量と比較して個々の録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少ない場合、録画再生装置情報202を基に複数の録画再生装置の空き容量を合算し、当該番組の録画に必要な空き容量を確保できた場合、複数の録画再生装置でリレー録画を行うために複数の録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報204を更新してもよい。 Also, recording management unit 205, when performing the recording reservation, when the free space of the recording medium of each recording and reproducing device as compared to the capacity required to record the program is small, based on the recording and reproducing apparatus information 202 summing the free space of the plurality of recording and reproduction apparatus, when secured the space required for recording the program, it performs a recording reservation in a plurality of recording and reproduction device in order to perform the relay recording a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus, the recording management information 204 may be updated.

また、番組再生手段315は、リレー録画された番組を再生する際、録画予約装置201から取得した録画管理情報204を基に、番組録画した録画再生装置を録画順にアクセスする。 Further, the program reproduction means 315, when reproducing the relay recorded program, on the basis of the recording management information 204 acquired from the video-recording programming apparatus 201, accesses the recording and reproducing apparatus program recording in the recording order.

本発明にかかる録画予約システムは、複数の録画再生装置に対する録画予約を一元的に録画予約装置で管理し調停するので各記録媒体の有効利用と重複動作を回避することがきるという効果を有し、ネットワークを利用した録画予約サービスにおいて、家庭内に設置される記録再生機器、サーバー機器、映像再生装置の種々の機器等として有用である。 Recording reservation system according to the present invention has the effect of wear is possible to avoid the effective use duplicates the operation of the recording medium because the managed arbitrate centrally scheduled recording device timer recording for a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus in recording reservation services using a network, the recording and reproducing device installed in the home server appliance, it is useful as various devices such as a video reproduction device.

本発明の実施の形態による録画予約システムの構成を示すブロック図 Block diagram showing the configuration of a recording reservation system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention 同録画予約システムの録画予約装置の構成を示す機能ブロック図 Functional block diagram illustrating the configuration of a video-recording programming apparatus of the recording reservation system 同録画予約システムの録画再生装置の構成を示す機能ブロック図 Functional block diagram illustrating the configuration of a recording and reproducing apparatus of the recording reservation system

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101、201 録画予約装置 102〜104、301 録画再生装置 105 LAN 101, 201 recording programming apparatus 102~104,301 recording and reproducing apparatus 105 LAN
202 録画再生装置情報 203 録画再生装置管理手段 204 録画管理情報 205 録画管理手段 206 機器登録認証手段 207 ユーザ登録認証手段 208 入力手段 209 番組情報収集手段 210 ネットワーク通信手段 302 入力手段 303 番組情報収集手段 304 録画予約通知手段 305 録画予約情報 306 機器状態問合せ応答手段 307 リモート録画予約受付手段 308 チューナ 309 番組録画手段 310 録画番組リスト取得手段 311 録画済み番組データ 312 ストリーミングデータ要求手段 313 ストリーミングデータ応答手段 314 ネットワーク通信手段 315 番組再生手段 316 AV出力手段 317 録画予約装置登録認証手段 318 ユーザ登録認証手段 202 recording and reproducing apparatus information 203 recording and reproducing apparatus management unit 204 recording management information 205 recording management section 206 device registration authentication unit 207 user registration authentication unit 208 input unit 209 program information collecting unit 210 network communication unit 302 input unit 303 program information collecting unit 304 recording reservation notifying unit 305 recording reservation information 306 device status inquiry response means 307 remote recording reservation accepting unit 308 tuner 309 program recording unit 310 recorded program list acquisition section 311 recorded program data 312 streaming data requesting unit 313 streaming data response means 314 network communication It means 315 program reproducing means 316 AV output unit 317 recording programming apparatus registration authentication unit 318 user registration authentication means

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  1. 少なくとも1つ以上の録画再生装置と前記録画再生装置の録画予約を管理する録画予約装置とからなる録画予約システムであって、 A recording reservation system including a recording reservation apparatus for managing recording of at least one or more recording and reproducing apparatus and the recording and reproducing apparatus,
    前記録画予約装置は、 The recording reservation device,
    前記録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量や録画予約等の動作状況を監視し、録画再生装置情報として管理する録画再生装置管理手段と、 Monitors the operation status such as the free space and recording of the recording medium of the recording and reproducing apparatus, a recording and reproducing apparatus management means for managing a recording and reproducing apparatus information,
    前記録画再生装置との通信を行うネットワーク通信手段と、 And network communication means for communicating with the recording and reproducing apparatus,
    ユーザからの入力を受け付ける入力手段と、 And input means for receiving an input from a user,
    ユーザ入力又は前記録画再生装置からの録画予約要求に対し、前記録画再生装置情報を基に録画可能な録画再生装置を選定し、当該録画再生装置に録画予約を指示し、録画管理情報として管理する録画管理手段と、を備え、 To the user input or recording reservation request from the recording and reproducing apparatus, said selected recording reproducing apparatus information recordable recording and reproducing apparatus based on instructs the recording reservation to the recording and reproducing apparatus, managed as recording management information and recording management means, with a,
    前記録画再生装置は、 The recording and reproducing apparatus,
    録画のための映像信号を受信する受信手段と、 Receiving means for receiving a video signal for recording,
    前記録画予約装置との通信を行うネットワーク通信手段と、 And network communication means for communicating with the video-recording programming apparatus,
    ユーザ入力を受け付ける入力手段と、 And input means for receiving a user input,
    番組情報を収集する番組情報収集手段と、 And program information collection means for collecting the program information,
    ユーザに前記番組情報を開示し、ユーザからの録画予約を受付け、当該録画予約情報を前記録画予約装置に通知する録画予約通知手段と、 The program information disclosed to the user, accepts a recording reservation from the user, the recording reservation notifying unit for notifying the recording reservation information to the video-recording programming apparatus,
    前記録画予約装置からの機器状態の問い合わせに応答する機器状態問合せ応答手段と、 And the device status inquiry response means responsive to the inquiry device status from the video-recording programming apparatus,
    前記録画予約装置からの録画予約指示により、当該録画予約情報を保存し、録画予約を行うリモート録画予約受付手段と、 The recording reservation instruction from the video-recording programming apparatus, and a remote recording reservation accepting means to save the recording schedule information, the recording reservation,
    録画予約された番組を指定時間に録画モード等の指定条件で録画する番組録画手段と、 And program recording means to record the specified conditions of the recording mode or the like to the specified time the program that is scheduled to be recorded,
    録画された番組を再生する番組再生手段と、を備えることを特徴とする録画予約システム。 Recording reservation system comprising: the program reproducing means for reproducing recorded program, the.
  2. 前記録画再生装置は、番組情報を自ら取得せず前記録画予約装置に問い合わせ、ユーザに開示する番組情報収集手段を備え、 The recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the video-recording programming apparatus without acquiring own program information includes program information collecting means disclosed to the user,
    前記録画予約装置は、インターネットやテレビ放送波等から番組情報を収集し、前記録画再生装置からの番組情報取得要求に応答する番組情報収集手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, the Internet and collects program information from the TV broadcast wave or the like, the recording and reproducing apparatus in response to the program information acquisition request from, characterized in that it comprises a program information acquisition means according to claim 1 recording reservation according system.
  3. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画予約されたすべての番組情報の取得を前記録画予約装置に要求する録画番組リスト取得手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, according to claim 1, further comprising a recorded program list acquiring means for requesting acquisition of all the program information recording reservation in the recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system to the video-recording programming apparatus recording reservation system.
  4. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画されたすべての番組情報の取得を前記録画予約装置に要求する録画番組リスト取得手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, recording the acquisition of all the program information recorded in the recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recorded program list acquiring means for requesting the recording reservation device reservation system.
  5. 前記録画予約装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画予約されたすべての番組情報を管理し、前記録画再生装置からの録画予約された番組情報取得要求に対して当該番組情報を送信する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device manages all the program information recording reservation in the recording and reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system transmits the program information to the recording reserved program information acquisition request from the recording and reproducing apparatus recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management unit.
  6. 前記録画予約装置は、録画予約システム内の録画再生装置で録画済みの番組リストを管理し、録画再生装置からの録画済み番組情報取得要求に対して当該録画済み番組情報を送信する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, the recording management means for managing a recorded program list recording reproducing apparatus in the recording reservation system transmits the recorded program information to the recorded program information acquisition request from the recording and reproducing apparatus recording reservation system according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises.
  7. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約装置から取得した録画済み番組情報からユーザが視聴を所望する番組が当該録画再生装置で録画されている場合に、当該録画番組を再生する番組再生手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, when a program that the user from the obtained recorded program information from the recording reservation device desires to view is recorded in the recording and reproducing apparatus, further comprising a program reproducing means for reproducing the recorded program recording reservation system according to claim 1, wherein.
  8. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約装置から取得した録画済み番組情報からユーザが所望する番組が他の録画再生装置で録画されている場合、録画を行った録画再生装置に対してストリーミング再生のために番組データ取得を要求するストリーミングデータ要求手段と、当該要求に応答し、番組データを送信するストリーミングデータ応答手段と、を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, when the program that the user from recorded program information acquired from the scheduled recording device is desired is recorded in another recording and reproducing apparatus, for streaming playback to the recording and reproducing apparatus performing recording recording reservation system according to claim 1 wherein the streaming data requesting unit, and the streaming data response means responsive to the request, transmits the program data, comprising: a requesting program data acquisition.
  9. 前記録画予約装置は、番組情報等を基に番組放送の時間延長等の放送時間変更を検出する番組情収集手段と、当該番組の録画予約された録画再生装置に対して、時間変更を指示し、録画予約情報を更新する録画管理手段と、を備えることを特徴とする請求項2記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, a program information acquisition means for detecting a broadcast time change time extension or the like of the broadcast program based on program information or the like for recording and reproducing device that is the recording reservation of the program, and instructs the time change recording reservation system according to claim 2, wherein the and a recording management means for updating the recording reservation information.
  10. 前記録画予約装置は、番組情報等を基に番組放送の時間延長等の放送時間変更を検出し、当該番組の録画予約された録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少ない場合、あるいは延長時間に既に録画予約がある場合は、当該録画再生装置の録画予約をキャンセルし、当該番組を録画するに必要な空き容量を持つ録画再生装置を前記録画再生機器情報から選定し、当該録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報を更新する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項9記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device detects the broadcast time change of time extension or the like of a program broadcast on the basis of the program information and the like, when the free space of the recording medium of the recording reserved recording and reproducing apparatus of the program is small, or the extra time If you already have a scheduled recording, to cancel a recording reservation of the recording and reproducing apparatus, selects a recording and reproducing apparatus having a space necessary for recording the program from the recording and playback equipment information, recorded on the recording and reproducing apparatus to reserve recording reservation system according to claim 9, wherein further comprising a recording management means for updating the recording management information.
  11. 前記録画予約装置は、番組情報等を基に延長等の放送時間変更を検出し、当該番組の録画予約を行う録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少なく、更に他の録画再生装置においても当該番組を録画する空き容量がない場合、前記録画再生装置情報を基に複数の録画再生装置の空き容量を合算し、当該番組の録画に必要な空き容量を確保できた場合、複数の録画再生装置でリレー録画を行うために複数の録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報を更新する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項9記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device detects the broadcast time change of the extension or the like based on the program information or the like, less free space of the recording medium of the recording and reproducing apparatus for performing recording reservation of the program, the even still another recording and reproducing apparatus If no free space to record the program is, the recording and reproducing apparatus information summing the free space of the plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus based on, If you can free up space required for recording the program, a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus in recording reservation system according to claim 9, wherein further comprising a recording management means performs a recording reservation in a plurality of recording and reproduction device in order to perform the relay recording, updates the recording management information.
  12. 前記録画予約装置は、録画予約を行う際、当該番組を録画するに必要な容量と比較して個々の録画再生装置の記録媒体の空き容量が少ない場合、前記録画再生装置情報を基に複数の録画再生装置の空き容量を合算し、当該番組の録画に必要な空き容量を確保できた場合、複数の録画再生装置でリレー録画を行うために複数の録画再生装置に録画予約を行い、録画管理情報を更新する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when performing recording reservation, when the free space of the recording medium compared to the capacity required to record the program each recording and playback apparatus is small, a plurality based on the recording and reproducing apparatus information summing the free space of the recording and reproducing apparatus, when secured the space required for recording the program, performs a recording reservation in a plurality of recording and reproduction device in order to perform the relay recording a plurality of recording and reproducing apparatus, the recording managing recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for updating the information.
  13. 前記録画再生装置は、リレー録画された番組を再生する際、録画予約装置から取得した録画管理情報を基に、番組録画した録画再生装置を録画順にアクセスする番組再生手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項11または12に記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, when reproducing the relay recorded program, on the basis of the recording management information acquired from the video-recording programming apparatus, characterized in that it comprises a program reproducing means for accessing the recording and reproducing apparatus program recording in the recording order recording reservation system according to claim 11 or 12.
  14. 前記録画予約装置は、録画予約を制御する録画再生装置を識別するため、録画再生装置のMACアドレス等を登録し、当該録画再生装置識別情報を管理する機器登録認証手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, for identifying the recording and reproducing apparatus for controlling the recording reservation, and registers the MAC address of the recording and reproducing apparatus, characterized in that it comprises a device registration authentication means for managing the recording and reproducing device identification information recording reservation system according to claim 1, wherein.
  15. 前記録画予約装置は、LAN等の通信手手段を介した録画再生装置からアクセスに対し、当該録画再生装置のMACアドレス等の識別情報が録画再生装置識別情報に含まれているか調べ、含まれていればアクセスを許可する機器登録認証手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, to access the recording and reproducing apparatus through the communication hand means such as LAN, checks whether the identification information such as the MAC address of the recording and reproducing apparatus is included in the recording and reproducing device identification information, contains recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a device registration authentication unit to permit access if Re.
  16. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約を指示する録画予約装置を識別するため、録画予約装置のMACアドレス等を登録し、当該録画予約装置識別情報を管理する録画予約装置登録認証手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項15記載の録画予約システム。 Characterized in that said recording and reproducing apparatus, for identifying the recording reservation device for indicating the recording reservation, which registers the MAC address of the video-recording programming apparatus includes a video-recording programming apparatus registration authentication means for managing the recording reservation device identification information recording reservation system of claim 15 wherein.
  17. 前記録画予約装置登録認証手段は、LAN等の通信手手段を介した録画予約装置からアクセスに対し、当該録画予約装置のMACアドレス等の識別情報が録画予約装置識別情報に含まれているか調べ、含まれていればアクセスを許可することを特徴とする請求項16記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device registration authentication unit checks whether to access the video-recording programming apparatus via the communication hand means such as a LAN, the identification information such as the MAC address of the recording programming apparatus is included in the video-recording programming apparatus identification information, recording reservation system according to claim 16, wherein the included to permit access if.
  18. 前記録画予約装置は、少なくともユーザIDを含むユーザに関する情報の登録を促し、ユーザ情報をして管理するユーザ登録認証手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, recording reservation system according to claim 1, wherein prompting the registration of information about the user, characterized in that it comprises a user registration authentication means for managing the user information including at least user ID.
  19. 前記録画予約装置は、録画再生装置からの録画予約を行う際、管理されているユーザ情報を基に、当該操作の可否を判断するユーザ登録認証手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when performing recording reservation from the recording and reproducing apparatus, based on user information managed, according to claim 1, further comprising a user registration authentication unit for determining whether it is possible to the operation recording reservation system.
  20. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約システムを利用するユーザ登録を行い、当該ユーザ情報を録画予約装置に送信し、ユーザ登録を行うユーザ登録認証手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus performs user registration to use the recording reservation system transmits the user information to the video-recording programming apparatus, recording reservation according to claim 1, further comprising a user registration authentication means for performing user registration system.
  21. 前記録画再生装置は、ユーザが録画予約システムを利用する際、ユーザID入力を促し、録画予約等の操作時に録画予約装置に当該ユーザID情報を送信し、ユーザ認証を行うユーザ登録認証手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, when a user uses a recording reservation system prompts the user ID input, and transmits the user ID information to the video-recording programming apparatus during operation such as recording reservation, and a user registration authentication means for performing user authentication recording reservation system according to claim 1, wherein a.
  22. 前記録画予約装置は、録画された番組の予約ユーザが当該番組を視聴した際、未視聴ユーザ数を1つ減らす録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when the reserving user of the recorded program is watched the program, recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means one less number unviewed user.
  23. 前記録画予約装置は、録画された番組の予約ユーザが当該番組を視聴した際、未視聴のユーザID等のユーザを識別する情報を削除する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when the reserving user of the recorded program is watched the program, according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a recording management means for deleting information identifying the user such as the user ID of the unviewed recording reservation system.
  24. 前記録画予約装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザ数を表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for displaying the number of reserved user recording reserved program and the recording reservation program.
  25. 前記録画予約装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for displaying information identifying the user such as reserving user ID recording reserved program and the recording reservation program.
  26. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザ数を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, the recording reserved program and contact the video-recording programming apparatus the number of reservation user the recording reservation program recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for displaying.
  27. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約された番組及び当該録画予約番組の予約ユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the information identifying the user such as reserving user ID recording reserved program and the recording reservation program on the video-recording programming apparatus, according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a recording management means for displaying recording reservation system.
  28. 前記録画予約装置は、録画済み番組及び当該番組の未視聴ユーザ数を表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for displaying the unviewed number of users of recorded programs and the program.
  29. 前記録画予約装置は、録画済み番組及び当該番組の未視聴のユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for displaying information identifying the user of the user ID such as unviewed recorded programs and the program.
  30. 前記録画再生装置は、録画された番組及び当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザ数を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, recording reservation system according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises querying the unviewed number of users of recorded programs and the recorded program in the video-recording programming apparatus, the recording management means for displaying.
  31. 前記録画再生装置は、録画された番組及び当該録画済み番組の未視聴のユーザID等のユーザを特定する情報を録画予約装置に問い合わせ、表示する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, queries the information identifying the user of the user ID such as unviewed of recorded programs and the recorded program in the recording reservation device according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a recording management means for displaying recording reservation system described.
  32. 前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該ユーザが録画予約を行ったユーザであり、且つ未視聴である場合は、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザ数を1つ減らす録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or the recording and reproducing apparatus, a user to which the user performs a recording reservation, and if not yet viewed, of the recorded program recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means one less number unviewed user.
  33. 前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該ユーザが録画予約を行ったユーザであり、且つ未視聴である場合は、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザID等ユーザを特定する情報を削除する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or the recording and reproducing apparatus, a user to which the user performs a recording reservation, and if not yet viewed, of the recorded program recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for deleting information identifying the unviewed user ID such as a user.
  34. 前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザ数が0である場合、当該録画済み番組を削除する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or recording and reproducing apparatus, when unviewed number of users of the recorded program is 0, the recording managing means for deleting the recorded program recording reservation system according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises.
  35. 前記録画予約装置は、ユーザ又は録画再生装置を介して録画済み番組の削除を指示された際、当該録画済み番組の未視聴ユーザID等ユーザを特定する情報がすべて削除されている場合、当該録画済み番組を削除する録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, when it is instructed to delete the recorded program through the user or recording and reproducing apparatus, when the information for identifying the unviewed user ID such as a user of the recorded program is deleted and the recording recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for deleting the program requires.
  36. 前記録画予約装置は、他のユーザに対して録画予約情報及び録画済み番組情報を開示せずに録画予約を行う録画管理手段を備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording reservation device, recording reservation system according to claim 1, further comprising a recording management means for performing recording reservation without disclosing recording reservation information and the recorded program information to other users.
  37. 前記録画再生装置は、録画予約装置が持つ機能を含むことを特徴とする請求項1記載の録画予約システム。 The recording and reproducing apparatus, recording reservation system according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a function of recording programming apparatus has.
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