Patent Number: 8,719,875

Title: Satellite television IP bitstream generator receiving unit

Abstract: A receiving unit 28 includes a tuner circuit board 100 that receives a first signal that may include a satellite signal. The tuner circuit board 100 demodulates the satellite signal to form a second signal. The second signal is provided to an internet protocol (IP) and control module circuit board 102 that is separated from the tuner circuit board 100. The internet protocol (IP) and control module circuit board 102 formats the second signal to form an IP encapsulated signal. The IP encapsulated signal is communicated to a device 44 so that a display 46 may be generated.

Inventors: Casavant; Scott D (Germantown, MD), Nguyen; Linh H (Germantown, MD), Norin; John L (Redondo Beach, CA)

Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018